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Rocky Mountain Cowgirl to open Saturday

Published: February 21, 2014, 12:29 pm, by Ned Hunter

Never mind the cold, the wind and illness, Laura Prather will reopen her Rocky Mountain Cowgirl store in downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday.

“We were supposed to open yesterday (Thursday),” Prather said, “but I got the flu.”

She still had the “bug” Friday, as she, family members and others strove to wash windows and organize and set up the inside of her business at 125 ½ N. Tejon St. on Friday. Prather closed her business originally in Old Colorado City two months ago to move downtown. She said the move puts her in the middle of those people who usually shop at her store; it also surrounds her business with other stores designed for women shoppers.

“I was not near any other boutiques in Old Colorado City,” Prather said, “and when you are out shopping, you want all the stores you are interested in to be together,  you don’t want to have to drive all around.”

Rocky Mountain Cowgirl specializes in the sales of boots and hand made leather crafts and jewelry.