January sales flat | AspenTimes.com

January sales flat

January sales were about as flat as they could be for the Aspenbusiness community. Retail sales for all businesses combined were up only 0.1 percentcompared to January 1998, according to a report released Wednesdayby the city of Aspen finance department. About $43.9 million in sales were logged in January 1999. Touristaccommodations – the biggest sector of the economy – logged onlya 0.9 percent increase to sales of $15.53 million. Heftier gains were logged by clothing stores and general retailoutlets, according to the report. Sales for restaurants and bars were down 1.8 percent to $8.03million. Sales slipped by 1.6 percent to $3.97 million for sportsequipment and clothing stores. Even Aspen’s vaunted boutiques took a beating in January, thereport suggested. Sales by specialty retail shops were down 5.3percent to $2.8 million. Liquor stores and food stores also saw sales drop for the monthcompared to one year ago. January sales figures were the latest available.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


On the Fly: Forever thankful


I try to remember to give thanks every day I spend outside, whether it be floating the Colorado or Roaring Fork, fishing an epic dry fly hatch on the Fryingpan, or teasing up tiny brook trout on a remote lake or stream. We’re spoiled rotten here, so it’s easy to be thankful.

See more