The owner of the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, and now the NFL's Los Angeles Rams just bought property in Basalt, Colorado, down valley from Aspen. Stanley Kroenke recently made headlines when he bought the $725 million W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch in Texas, and the $30.46 million purchase of a shopping center seems like pocket change in comparison. But this is big news in ski country where there aren't that many large shopping centers with new grocery stores.
The Kroenke Group purchased several buildings in Basalt's Willits Town Center, including those currently housing Whole Foods Market and Starbucks. No word on if Kroenke might also purchase the surrounding buildings that house restaurants like Smoke or El Korita.