There are plans for a new Cheyenne retail store on the Dell Range

    It’s always exciting when we learn about a new business coming to the capital. Especially a reputable name retailer like this one that comes to the main bar on the Dell Range.

    According to the Cheyenne Planning and Development website, there are vision plans for the new Burlington Coat Factory (formerly Burlington Coat Factory) to move next to the Hobby Lobby at 1840 Dell Range in Cheyenne.

    As of May 5, there were 862 Burlington locations across the United States, and there are also several open this year, according to the retailer’s website. Despite the fact that Cheyenne has not been listed with those yet, the above plans remain sound through Cheyenne Planning and Development. Although there is no schedule included, this may also be the reason why he is not included in the upcoming slots on Burlington’s website.

    This will be the exact space that Burlington will move into…

    For reference, this is what Burlington in Johnstown, CO… looks like.

    For those unfamiliar with Burlington, yes, they do have coats as they were officially known as the Burlington Coat Factory, but they have so much more than that! Burlington has all kinds of apparel, home d├ęcor, furniture gifts, accessories, and handbags, and that hardly scratches the surface at this retail store.

    While it’s great that plans for this retailer are put into place on the Dell Range bar in Cheyenne, we’re now playing the waiting game because, as mentioned earlier, a specific date for that hasn’t been announced yet.

    FLASHBACK: Remember those Long Gone Frontier Mall stores?

    Classic Chain: Cool Shopping Center

    In December of 2020, Blue Federal Credit Union completed its new headquarters in the corner of Converse and Pershing in Cheyenne. Well, it’s not so much a “corner” as a soft edge to a circular cross, but anyway. Before Blue FCU built its new campus, the site was at one time a major shopping destination for Xi’an. From the 1950s until 2016 it was the Cole Cheyenne Shopping Center.
    Local businessman Frank Cole purchased the land that would become a gathering place in Cheyenne in the 1950s when the corner of Converse and Pershing was on the edge of town. Beginning in 1952, three different Safeway grocery stores have named Cole home over the half-century of its existence. A large number of other stores also serve the neighborhood. From cinema to Blockbuster; There was the Cole’s Store, the Fabric Store, the East Branch of the Carnegie Library, and much more.
    As Cheyenne grew and changed, the shopping center declined. Shops are closed and new ones are not in place. The area anchor, Safeway, closed permanently in 2016 and much of the rest followed. In 2018, the buildings were demolished and new construction began.

    Cole was so integral to the neighborhood that when we asked on social media about people’s memories, we were flooded with hundreds of responses.

    Check out many of those memories below, along with several photos of the Cole Shopping Center, most of them from near the end in their twenties.

    Behind the scenes at Lincoln Theater in Cheyenne before its remodel