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    Julia Crane
    Julia Crane
    Julia Crane, a paid intern at The Times-Independent, is a senior at Grand County High School. She reports on local education and more.

    Standard Plumbing Supply moving to former Shopko building

    Work continues inside and out of the former Shopko building in preparation for Standard Plumbing Supply. Photo by Julia Crane

    Major renovations to the former Shopko Hometown building at 1145 South Highway 191 have been ongoing for two months in anticipation of a new tenant.

    Standard Plumbing Supply is moving to the new location from its current spot farther south. Construction is set to conclude around the beginning of May.

    With a large building encompassing about 2,200 square feet, of which Standard will take about half, there’s plenty of room to carry more products and supplies, and the parking situation is markedly better, store managers say.

    An as-yet-unnamed business or businesses will occupy the other half and both storefronts will have separate entrances.

    A benefit of the new building is that there’s plenty of room to grow. Parking and room for merchandise at the store’s current location have been daily concerns. Manager Brandon Kirk expects to have a lot more foot traffic due to the business being more accessible.

    In a departure from its usual wares, more farming and ranching products will be available with the larger space.

    Several improvements are being made to the building. “Nobody will recognize it when we’re done,” said Kirk.

    Crane, a senior at Grand County High School, is serving a paid internship at The Times-Independent.

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