Cheyenne has been on a run lately of new places either being on their way or opening up in the capital city. First, it was the announcement of Dutch Bros Coffee, then Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, then the Runza announcement, of course there was a new Dollar General that just opened up, and now a new FedEx Office is making its way to Dell Range in Cheyenne.

The FedEx Office is currently in the process of being renovated, but it is located in what was the vacant spot between Papa John's and China Buffet on Dell Range. Given that it is a FedEx Office location, it is likely to be similar to the one located just of Lincolnway and Logan at 1419 Albany Ave in Cheyenne. The new one will have the address of 1958 Dell Range as it neighbors Papa Johns's and China Buffet. Here's a look at what's happening there as of today (December 14th)...

New FedEx Office Coming to Cheyenne

The purple sign on the front says 'We're Moving In!' While it's not known when exactly the new FedEx Office will open, it's nice knowing we having one on the way in a key trafficked spot. You probably noticed that there's also signs put in already for parking that say, "Quick Stop, Five Minute Parking...Drop Off. Pick Up...Packages and Print Orders."

Cheyenne seems to be on a bit of a roll with these new spots either on the way or just recently having opened up their doors. Either way, it's a great thing for these businesses opening up new locations in and around the capital city. We'll take it!

CLASSIC CHEYENNE: The Cole Shopping Center

In December of 2020, Blue Federal Credit Union completed its new headquarters at the corner of Converse and Pershing in Cheyenne. Well, it’s not so much a ‘corner’ as it is the smooth edge of a roundabout, but anyway. Before Blue FCU built its new campus, the site was at one time a premier shopping destination for Cheyenne. From the 1950s through 2016 it was Cheyenne's Cole Shopping Center.

Local businessman Frank Cole bought the land that would become a Cheyenne gathering place in the 1950s when the corner of Converse and Pershing was the edge of town. Starting in 1952, three different Safeway grocery stores called the Cole home over its half-century of existence.  A plethora of other stores served the neighborhood too. From the movie theater to Blockbuster; there was the Cole Department Store, the fabric store, the East Branch of the Carnegie Library, and so much more.

As Cheyenne grew and changed, the Shopping Center fell into decline. Stores closed and new ones didn't take their places. The anchor of the area, Safeway, closed for good in 2016 with much of the rest following. In 2018 the buildings were demolished and the new construction began. 

The Cole was so integral to the neighborhood that when we asked on social media for folks’ memories we were flooded with hundreds of responses. 

Check out many of those memories below, along with several pictures of the Cole Shopping Center, mostly from near the end in the twenty-teens.

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