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A Trip To The Oldest Hardware Store In Colorado Is Like Stepping Back In Time

In this day and age, it can be hard to find stores that are both not a chain AND super friendly… what you may not realize, however, is that Colorado is home to several of these old-time stores, including this vintage Colorado gem that is not only the oldest hardware store in the state, but the oldest store, period:

Located in Colorado’s oldest city (San Luis) lies the R&R Market; Colorado’s oldest store that was open in 1857 and has been in business ever since. Selling fresh groceries, home goods, hardwares, and more, R&R is a true historic gem that — despite being in business for 160 years — is still housed in the same charming building as it was during its pilot years. Despite being owned by the same family for generations, the Market is currently for sale for the first time in the businesses’ history, which is discussed in this recent KDVR segment:

R&R Market is located at 367 Main St in San Luis and is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm, and on Sundays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For even more locally-owned markets, check out these 7 Incredible Supermarkets In Colorado You’ve Probably Never Heard Of But Need To Visit.

Annie
Annie is a freelance writer, content editor, and marketing whiz with a background in broadcasting and a passion for chicken nachos. When she isn't gushing about her love of Colorado, you can find her chasing after her two adorable sons and/or dreaming up a new home improvement project for her husband.