New Old Building

Downtown Torrington, Wyoming at first glance, as you pass through the four way light at the 26 / 85 highway intersection, would appear to be a typical,  small town Americana  main street.  A few blocks of shop awnings of assorted colors, a couple of corner restaurants, the railroad tracks and a grain mill in close proximity.  The grand opening of 21st & Main,  often  referred to as the “old”  Goddard’s building by many of the locals, is now anything but “old”.   The recent completion of this renovation is the latest  Goshen County Economic Development project.  It is easy to be drawn into an open air atmosphere.  Through the large glass window panes,  the new Farm Girls Boutique offers rustic décor, clothing and antiques.  Across at the  the way people can be seen visiting and having a bite to eat at the newly expanded, local favorite, Java Jar. Visitors weaving in and out of our downtown shops will find community information and county history at the new location of our Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center.  Meeting facilities have also been incorporated into the redesign of our once Ben Franklin store.  The project is a wonderful combination of downtown past and downtown future. Old is a common reference around here.  Old is familiar.  Old is comfortable.  Old has endured.  Old is good.  Preservation of our rural communities is why generations remain here, newcomers are attracted and passersby stop to explore.