Colorado's Cheese Importers Finds New Life in Old Building
Cheese Importers, Longmont, Colorado's cheese shop extraordinaire, was founded by the White family in the mid '70s, and has big plans for a new location. Think bigger, better, and bistro - all factors in the plans:
The Whites had their eyes on a potential new home: Longmont's original diesel-fueled power plant, built in 1931. The distinctive, brown-brick building would mean more space for retail and dining, and more eyeballs because of its perch on Main Street. "It was, 'Woohoo! This is gonna be great!' Until we started digging into the floors and finding old diesel fuel tanks that weren't on the plans anywhere, or the power that they thought was 800 amps and really only 400," Samm White recalls.