Jay Cimino, CEO of the Phil Long Family of Dealerships, announced a new endeavor in the Trinidad and Las Animas County Area that is expected to add growth and jobs to the area.
The “La Puerta De Colorado” (Opening the Doors to Colorado), project will feature a hotel, retail, Movie Theater, the Goose Gossage Brewery and Baseball Training Center, and a car museum featuring the last car legendary baseball player and Hall of Famer Babe Ruth’s 1948 Lincoln, which was the last car “The Babe” owned before he passed away.
“We have been blessed here in Trinidad, first the eastern part of the state with its ranching, farming, and the military, the western part of the city- up the river with its Highway of Legends and historical mining, hardworking people, natural gas, God-given landscape, Sangre de Cristo’s with majestic beauty and most of all, its people steeped in history,” Cimino said.
The project hopes to bring new and creative industry, along with drawing new tourists to the Trinidad area.
Annually around 2.5 million tourist drive through the area, and Cimino says he wants to draw about 10 percent of the tourists with an additional 125 million to the Trinidad economy.
“This does not replace ranching, farming, mining and business but enhances our entire economy,” Cimino added.
The project will have a Goose Gossage Microbrewery and Restaurant, sports store, fishing clinics, an event center that will schedule events every week, a 50-room hotel and the centerpiece an 80 classic car display featuring Ruth’s car.
Cimino added, “We want people not only to drive through Trinidad but stop and enjoy the beauty of our city. This first stop might well be La Puerta de Colorado and the downtown area with all the historical beauty, restaurants, arts, etc.
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