Home To Over 200 Boutique Hotels, Award Winning Restaurants, Relaxing Cafes, Laid-Back Brewpubs, Fabulous Art Galleries & Museums, Friendly Shops And More
Durango, CO
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Food Type: Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt/Gelato, Smoothies
Service Type: Fast Food
Business Type: Franchise
Sale Type: Business For Sale


Offering the best tasting, made-to-order ice cream. Churned in-store fresh daily using only the finest ingredients and mixed on a frozen granite stone with endless combinations of fruits, nuts, candy, sauces and more. Also, smooth & creamy frozen yogurt loaded with probiotics in low-fat/calorie flavors and dairy-free sorbet. Every creation made-to-order available in cups, cones, waffle bowls and shakes, plus mix & go. Every option for everyone, all served in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

As well as sundaes, shakes and smoothies, along with pre-packed quarts and party packs. In addition to the richest ice cream cakes, cupcakes and cookie sandwiches for takeout or conveniently ordered online or by smart phone 24 hrs/day. Cold Stone has the perfect cake for any occasion: signature, birthday, kid-themed, petite, custom and photo cakes, plus signature pies.

Also boasts a covered wrap around porch and spacious shared brick patio.

Well established over 16 years. Turnkey!

Feel free to stop by the location as a customer first. This is a highly confidential listing, please DO NOT talk to any of the employees or patrons. If interested, contact EatZ for more information. Showings by appointment only.

County: La Plata

Prime retail space in historic downtown Durango, in the heart of the community. Home to over 200 boutique hotels, award winning restaurants, relaxing cafes, laid-back brewpubs, fabulous art galleries & museums, friendly shops and more. Also, festivals throughout the year including the bluegrass Durango Meltdown festival, the Cowboy Gathering, the Summer Jazz festival, the beer and music extravaganza Oktoberfest, the Durango Arts Festival and many more. A local gem. A great place to eat, stay and play!

Perfectly situated on its main street adjacent to Pedal The Peaks Bike Shop and Michel’s Corner Crepes. Along with Nini’s Taqueria, Overland Sheepskin Co, Earthbound Trading, Four Leaves Winery and Gaslight Theatre.

Across from Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Station & Museum, The Palace Restaurant, Outlaw Rivers & Jeep Tours, Colorado Outback Adventures, The General Palmer Hotel, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Kids Rock. As well as Jean Pierre’s French Bakery & Wine Bar, Francisco’s Restaurante & Cantina, Lone Spur Café, Out of the Blue, Halfway to Heaven, Mahogany Grille and the Strater Hotel.

Along with Durango Dawg House, Balcony Bar & Grill, Top That Frozen Yogurt, Ken & Sue’s Restaurant, Father’s Daughters Pizza, Orio’s Roadhouse and The Living Tree Live Foods Salad Bar. In addition to Ore House, The Bookcase & Barber, 2nd Deli & Spirts, Mamma Silvia’s Italian Kitchen, The Roost, Wild Horse Saloon, Cuckoos Chicken House and East by Southwest Restaurant. Plus so much more…

Other surrounding attractions include Animas River Trail, Animas Brewing Company, Fort Lewis College and Purgatory Resort.


Nation's leading premium ice cream brand. Voted "Best Ice Cream" countless times. Quality, variety and choice - what customers want! With seemingly endless combinations of mix-ins, allows customers to dream up their own ice cream treat or choose from their wildly popular Signature Creations. Never prepackaged or shipped in, it's the freshness factor that sets them apart. Better because made fresh every day in every store, puts them in a class of their own. Industry experts categorize Cold Stone as "Super Premium." An artisanal ice cream churned fresh on-site with high standards for taste, consistency and texture.

Ranked #1 in Category. Ranked in the Top 50 - Nation's Restaurant News "Beloved Brands". Consumer Pick - Nations Restaurant News. 1st Place for Craveability in the Dessert Category - Nation's Restaurant News. Ranked in the Top 200 of the Countries Best Franchises - Franchise Times. Ranked in the Top 100 Global Franchises In The World - Franchise Direct. Ranked in the Top 50 - Entrepreneur Franchise 500.

Growth and Expansion:

First store opened in 1988, began franchising in 1994. After 30 years, this iconic brand continues to thrive and grow. Currently operating more than 1,000 locations in the US and hundreds in nearly 30 international markets.

Ice cream is America's favorite dessert. Our love affair with ice cream appears everywhere in popular culture - in books, songs, television and movies. Ice cream is also unique because our love and craving for it, stays with us throughout our entire lives.

And Cold Stone Creamery is the ultimate ice cream experience, beloved by millions of customers. Has captivated the sweet tooth of consumers everywhere. Enjoys household name recognition and boasts remarkable customer loyalty. Is a truly remarkable brand that has proven staying power. Cold Stone is also committed to innovation, offering special themed products to celebrate each season, each holiday and big Hollywood blockbuster movies.

Cold Stone continues to expand co-branded partnerships and create new flavors to increase sales. It also has the highest average unit sales volume of any ice cream concept. Was the 1st to provide online/smart phone ordering, builds frequency of cake orders because it's so easy. Plus, it's an easy-to-run and easy-to-scale business that uses only state-of-the-art equipment.

There has never been a better time to invest in the franchise. Owning a Cold Stone doesn't require any previous experience in the restaurant or service industry, they provide everything an entrepreneur needs to succeed. Not only is it a sound investment with tremendous training, great marketing support and an exceptional product, but it's also a fun business to own. Cold Stone Creamery is a stand-out brand in the rapidly growing $8 billion-dollar booming ice cream industry. And consumer demand for premium handmade ice cream containing high quality ingredients is on the rise!