Crossan’s M & A Market
“Where you can get All Kinds of Fresh Meats, Fruits, Vegetables and the Best of Everything in groceries. We do all kinds of work in our Tin Shop. Make our Store your Home”
– Advertisement in the Yampa Leader 1906 Edition
Project Overview and Vision
Crossan’s M & A Market is located in the heart of Yampa, CO on the corner of 1st and Main Street. Built in 1903, the market served Yampa as a general store for 61 years, until the business was closed in 1964 and the building slowly deteriorated. In 2006 the Town of Yampa purchased Crossan’s. The Friends of Crossan’s M & A Market committee formed in 2011, for the purpose of saving the iconic building. Friends of Crossan’s, the Town of Yampa, and Historic Routt County are deeply committed to the market and seeing its rehabilitation and adaptive reuse through to completion.
A fully rehabilitated Crossan’s will accommodate a number of community-wide uses: it will be the Yampa Town Hall, which will include a community meeting room. Crossan’s will also provide space for the Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program, Flattops Scenic Byway, and the South Routt Economic Development Center, and a visitor’s center will house exhibits open to the public coordinated by the Yampa-Egeria Historical Society. In addition to curated exhibits, there will be a research and genealogy center for those interested in exploring personal connections to the region’s storied past. The rehabilitation of the market will provide a meaningful educational experience for the students in the South Routt School District; many of the students have grandparents who have personal history with the market, and plans are underway to create a curriculum that utilizes those personal memories.
Follow the links to explore the history of the building and for updates on the progress of the Crossan’s rehabilitation!