Downtown Trinidad Development Group Breaks Ground!

Friday, May 3rd the Downtown Trinidad Development Group (DTDG) presented a ground-breaking and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hilton Garden Inn, located at La Puerta de Colorado, at the junction of Interstate 25 and Commercial Street. According to Cy Michaels; the combined projects will require nearly 500 employees once complete.

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Following the ground breaking, the crowd continued down Commercial Street and into the lobby of the Historic Trinidad National Bank for the unveiling reception and ribbon cutting ceremony for the renovation project. DTDG CEO Jay Cimino explained the new name of the building located at 133 N. Commercial Street would be the Trinidad Champions Building which would incorporate the history and spirit of the community. It will also house a historical hall honoring the Champions of Trinidad starting with Sister Blandina, John Gagliardi, J. Edgar Chenoweth, continuing to present-day Champions.

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The Downtown Trinidad Development Group started the historic renovation project in February, 2016. The historic Trinidad National Bank building is the fifth renovation project of the DTDG.

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