Grand Junction donut lovers have another reason to be happy.

From Sadness to Gladness

It was a sad day, not too long ago, residents on the eastern side of Grand Junction were saddened when the Dairy Queen at 30 Road and the I-70 Business Loop announced it was closing the doors for good. That left Grand Junction with just one Dairy Queen location and we wondered what, if anything, would open in its place. Now we know.

Donuts Coming Soon

Over the weekend, I was driving past that location when I noticed the sign hanging on the old Dairy Queen building. Coming Soon! Daylight Donuts. I have to admit my heart did a little pitter-patter happy dance to see the news.

Zane Mathews
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Location, Location, Location

Daylight Donuts has been serving delicious donuts on North Avenue and out on Orchard Mesa, but those locations aren't exactly convenient for folks on the east side. Of course, we all remember when Krispy Kreme came to town, but the location was terrible- all the way out by Mesa Mall. No matter how much you love donuts, you're likely not going to drive 10 miles out of your way just to satisfy that craving. I don't know the real reason Krispy Kreme didn't make it in Grand Junction, but my personal feeling is that it had a lot to do with the location.

2nd Location For Orchard Mesa Daylight Donuts

What I learned this weekend is the  30 Road Daylight Donuts location is going to be a second location for the folks that own the Orchard Mesa donut shop. The good news for Orchard Mesa donut lovers can still get their donut fix next to Mary's Restaurant. We will be looking forward to the grand opening of the new donut shop, and it shouldn't be long.

11 Grand Junction Businesses Everyone Misses

I've only been in Grand Junction for 18 years, but I've seen plenty of businesses come and go during that time. It's a long list. In fact, the list of businesses I have forgotten about may be longer than the list of ones I remember. But, I came up with a list of 11 businesses that have closed down since I came to Grand Junction - some more recent and others from years ago.