Cheyenne Newsstand Going Out Of Business After Nearly 50 Years
City News has been a fixture in downtown Cheyenne since 1969. Sadly, the iconic newsstand and bookstore is closing.
Over the years, the shop has promoted dozens of local and regional authors and helped hundreds of children develop better reading skills. Along with books and magazines, City News was also famous for their popcorn, pastries, snacks and cigars.
The legendary Cheyenne business has struggled in recent years. Last summer, they consolidated their inventory into one room. For the past decade, declining sales, coupled with the growing popularity of e-books, have forced many newsstands and bookstores around the country to close.
The departure of City News leaves a prime vacancy in one of Cheyenne's most historic buildings. Constructed in 1912, the six-story Boyd Building was the tallest building in town for many years. It served as the Citizens National Bank until 1925, when H.N. Boyd opened a cigar shop on the ground floor. It's been a popular hangout for cigar aficionados ever since.