There are a number of great businesses in Grand Junction and in some cases, an overabundance of the same type of business. With that said, here are five businesses that really should be in Grand Junction.

Macy's

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This department store has advertised so much in Western Colorado that some people don't realize the closest store is over 200 miles from Grand Junction. If Macy's really wants us to shop at their store - and we do - they should build one that doesn't take hours to get to.

Cracker Barrel

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There are some amazing restaurants in Grand Junction where you can get home cooking. But none have the ambiance of Cracker Barrel. Where else can you shop for nifty things you don't really need before or after a meal? Plus, there's nothing more relaxing than sitting outside in a rocking chair or playing a game of checkers on a barrel.

Eddie Bauer

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You'd think with the casual outdoor lifestyle around Grand Junction, we would have had one of these stores years ago. Sure, you can order online, but there's something special about shopping in a brick and mortar Eddie's to try before you buy all while scouting out some amazing clearance deals.

Trader Joe's

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This place is perfect for the 'we'll try almost anything' attitude of this part of Colorado. These small grocery stores are packed with things you can't find anywhere else and things you never knew existed, but can't live without once you try them. Even though they have some unique items, they don't price them out of reach for the average shopper.

Ikea

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A lot of people in Western Colorado enjoy simple, organized and flexible so they can spend time taking advantage of all the area has to offer. This store has furniture, organizers, gadgets, accessories, appliances and more in mind-blowing variations. A store in Grand Junction would save the frustration of hauling everything from Denver or not buying because you didn't have room.