rising rents drove Colorado Wine Company out of 2114 Colorado Blvd. to its relatively obscure new home three blocks west across Eagle Rock Boulevard, there are still no takers for the empty storefront.Nearly 10 months after
A $250-per-square-foot rent for the 1,400-square-foot space might be one key reason why.
"It's too much," explained Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce President Michael Nogueira, conceding that although foot traffic is fairly pronounced in that particular section of the Colorado corridor, rents along much of Eagle Rock Boulevard, including in the vicinity of Sir Michael's Party Rentals, are much cheaper.
What's arguably baffling about the $3,500-per-month rent for the former CoWineCo home is that a storefront on 2750 Colorado Blvd., in the mini-mall next to Eagle Rock Plaza, at the western end of town, also has a $2.50-per-square-foot rent—not to mention all the visibility that comes from being literally joined at the hip with the plaza.
Gilbert Landeros, the leasing agent for the former CoWineCo space, pointed to the store's two handicap-friendly restrooms and 11 shared parking spots in the rear as potential attractions.
"We get lot of calls," he said.
But no commitments so far.