May 22, 2019 – This past Sunday, Robin wrote about some of the developments along the riverfront in downtown Grand Junction. Today, reporter Duffy Hayes delves into the plans for Riverfront at Dos Rios with local outdoor recreation advocate, realtor and developer Jen Taylor – here’s an excerpt:
“Taylor has particular dreams of her own for the area, in the form of a multi-acre cantina ‘campus’ she plans to open as part of the development. Her ambitious idea — the Baja-themed El Jet’s Cantina + Sky Outpost — isn’t the only business planned for the area.
Like Las Colonias, and Bonsai Design, the Dos Rios development has a unique tenant in the outdoor recreation industry lined up, Sunshine Polishing, a ski-lift and gondola painting company that plans to locate there.
Taylor said Sunshine owner Dominique Bastien has become a good friend in the process of making the Dos Rios plan a reality, and her business fits with what Taylor envisions for the area.
‘She was committed to the riverfront. She saw it. She felt it. It was perfect for her,’ she said of Bastien.
Taylor — who has spent years having conversations and meetings with city officials about the development project — also thinks it’s important to recognize the city’s vision, and willingness to pursue pricey projects in support of that vision, for the entire riverfront area.”