Local Merchants Cater to Kids

As longer, warmer days come to the valley, we delight in  spending time with those little people in our lives who bring us joy  and help us see the world in new ways. In turn, why not spend  some time this spring bringing them joy with a visit to these  locally owned businesses in downtown Grand Junction?

  Colorado Baby   Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, Colorado Baby specializes in products for the three-and-under set. Look here for your cloth diapering needs, nursing and teething products, baby carriers, and diaper bags. For older kids, check out the large selection of children’s shoes and American-made educational toys made of organic cloth, wood, and recycled plastic. Gift certificates and organic or bamboo clothing also make wonderful baby shower gifts. 560 Main St. •   coloradobabyonline.com

Colorado Baby

Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, Colorado Baby specializes in products for the three-and-under set. Look here for your cloth diapering needs, nursing and teething products, baby carriers, and diaper bags. For older kids, check out the large selection of children’s shoes and American-made educational toys made of organic cloth, wood, and recycled plastic. Gift certificates and organic or bamboo clothing also make wonderful baby shower gifts. 560 Main St. • coloradobabyonline.com

  eBricks   Known affectionately around town as “The Lego Store,” family-owned eBricks plays host to builders of all ages. Stop by to peruse the huge selection of mini-figures, and spend some time playing at one of the Lego, Duplo, or Bionicle Creation Stations. Your youngsters will love the selection of new and older sets and their vast collection of parts. 124 N. Seventh St. •   ebricksonline.com

eBricks

Known affectionately around town as “The Lego Store,” family-owned eBricks plays host to builders of all ages. Stop by to peruse the huge selection of mini-figures, and spend some time playing at one of the Lego, Duplo, or Bionicle Creation Stations. Your youngsters will love the selection of new and older sets and their vast collection of parts. 124 N. Seventh St. • ebricksonline.com

  Board Fox Games & Coffee   Gather your youngsters and head down to Board Fox for a chance to experience their carefully selected collection of diversions for young and old. The game section is filled with options that you won’t find anywhere else in town. (Family games focus on strategy and resource management, rather than chance or luck.) Spend the afternoon sipping a delicious beverage and playing games, which you can also check out on an hourly basis from their lending library. 623 Main St. •   foxgj.com

Board Fox Games & Coffee

Gather your youngsters and head down to Board Fox for a chance to experience their carefully selected collection of diversions for young and old. The game section is filled with options that you won’t find anywhere else in town. (Family games focus on strategy and resource management, rather than chance or luck.) Spend the afternoon sipping a delicious beverage and playing games, which you can also check out on an hourly basis from their lending library. 623 Main St. • foxgj.com

  Out West Books   This cozy bookstore feels like a well-loved home. The children’s corner is complete with a table, chairs, and a soft ladybug where kids can snuggle up with a book from the expertly curated selection. Children enjoy story time every Wednesday at 10:30am. 533 Main St. •   outwestbooks.co

Out West Books

This cozy bookstore feels like a well-loved home. The children’s corner is complete with a table, chairs, and a soft ladybug where kids can snuggle up with a book from the expertly curated selection. Children enjoy story time every Wednesday at 10:30am. 533 Main St. • outwestbooks.co

  CandyTime Shoppe   Kids of all ages will be delighted by the sights and smells that greet them through the door of this popular candy store. The young-at-heart among us will be transported back to childhood by the vast selection of nostalgic treats. Today’s children likely will recognize more recent favorites like Jelly Bellys BeanBoozled, Chocolate Frogs, and Surprise Eggs. For those who love delicacies, there are beautiful gourmet candies and chocolates imported from Europe — and some made weekly right here on the Western Slope. 500 Main St. •   candytimeshoppe.com

CandyTime Shoppe

Kids of all ages will be delighted by the sights and smells that greet them through the door of this popular candy store. The young-at-heart among us will be transported back to childhood by the vast selection of nostalgic treats. Today’s children likely will recognize more recent favorites like Jelly Bellys BeanBoozled, Chocolate Frogs, and Surprise Eggs. For those who love delicacies, there are beautiful gourmet candies and chocolates imported from Europe — and some made weekly right here on the Western Slope. 500 Main St. • candytimeshoppe.com