After years and years of being a beleaguered shopping area, the Outlets at Loveland is officially getting ready to become something else. Though there had been many rumors of apartments taking over the area, that is not the plan.

If anything, Lovelanders will be relieved to see something new and different coming to the all but dilapidated Outlets. Fingers are crossed that the the new development will become a vibrant area, as the area once was in its heyday.

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When you go out there now, it's hard to explain to those who never saw how popular and busy the Outlets at Loveland was 15-20 year ago what it was like. The bustle, the great stores, that feeling of prosperity. You definitely do not get that feeling here in 2022.

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I had heard about changes coming to the Outlets in early 2022, when Santa Cops was told that they had to find a new headquarters space. The fact that Santa Cops had been there for so long, and is a charitable organization, pointed to major changes coming. I, myself, tried and tried to get information from the manager of the Outlets, as well as its owner Craig Realty, to no avail.  In June, it was announced that the outlet mall was officially for sale.

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According to The Coloradoan, the Outlets have now been sold for $15 million to a real estate investment group out of Windsor, who will be naming the new development, "Loveland Yards."

Loveland Yards, according to the initial plans, will have retail and spaces for small business/light industrial, which Loveland officials are optimistic will bring traffic to the nearly 40-acre spot.

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There's no question that seeing a major change come to the Outlets at Loveland has been needed and wished for, for years. Here's to hoping that Loveland Yards brings back a new heyday to I-25 and Highway 34.

Underground Shops + Secret Tunnels in Some Old Colorado Buildings

Many Colorado businesses have secret tunnels that date back to the 1800s, some of which were used to move liquor during prohibition.

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At a maximum elevation of over 11,000 feet, the Eisenhower-Edwin C. Johnson Memorial Tunnel on Colorado's I-70 is the highest vehicular tunnel in the United States.

The first bore of the tunnel was opened in 1973 and named for former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the second bore was opened six years later, named for former governor Edwin C. Johnson.

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Slivers of asphalt cling to mountainsides with barely enough room for a subcompact car, let alone the monster RVs peppering the roadways. Blind corners leave even the most experienced drivers wondering what awaits around the bend. Let's not forget the thousand-foot drops with nothing between safety and impending doom but a thin slice of gravel -- talk about white knuckles.

If you're brave enough to "risk your life" for beautiful views, you won't be disappointed.

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