It all started in Aspen... Owner Tom Clark first got interested in the grocery business while working for Safeway while he was in college, and then with his father at Rocky Mountain Marketing Services in Denver, marketing for a number of national brands in this region of the country. He had loved being part of the retail side of the business, and soon got to know many different markets along Colorado's Western Slope, including Aspen. Clark came to Aspen on his honeymoon in 1970, and fell in love with the community, deciding to move to the mountains. Clark was familiar with the market in Aspen, and the fact that the town badly needed another grocery store. Soon enough, opportunity knocked. A developer who owned a piece of land along Mill Street in Aspen wanted to put a shopping center there, and took a chance on Tom Clark to fill the need for a new supermarket in town. I had sold and mortgaged everything I had to move to Aspen, and he took a chance on me when there were a lot of high net-worth individual companies that would have wanted that location, Clark says. That first Clark's Market opened for business on Nov. 9, 1978, and soon after the store began learning how it could best serve the community. We found out a lot of things, Clark says with a laugh. If you look at our grand opening ad, we were trying to sell medium large eggs when all people wanted were large and extra-large eggs. And whole fryer chickens no one in Aspen knew how to cut up a chicken and needed them already cut up. The store evolved to be reflective of the people we were serving.
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Aspen is a city located in Pitkin County in the US state of Colorado. In the 2010 Census it had a population of 6,658 inhabitants and a population density of 663.57 people per km².
You can visit all year for outdoor recreation. It is known for exclusive restaurants and fashion stores, and iconic sites such as the Wheeler Opera, built in 1889 during the silver mining boom in the region. The Wheeler-Stallard House is a local historical museum housed in a 19th-century Queen Ana house, while the Aspen Museum of Art exhibits contemporary works.
Local Population: 6800
Distance to Major Cities: 197 miles – Denver, CO
Nearest Airport: 197 miles to Denver Airport – Aspen/Pitkin County Regional Airport
Distance from Housing to Supermarket: .