Grand Junction will say goodbye to another major national store in mid-November. Office Max at 925 Independent Avenue is set to close November 18, 2017.

While driving down Independent Avenue this afternoon I noticed all the "Store Closing" signs in front of the building. Today (Thursday) the store was hosting a huge 40% off sale on computer items.

Store Closing Office Max
Waylon Jordan

Speaking as a lifelong Grand Junction resident, it always breaks my heart to see a store close. The town loses a business, and people lose their jobs.

Personally, I enjoyed this store due to its location, situated just down the road from the station. Those of us at the station could run down and use the print shop or pick up paper and computer accessories.

In recent years, Independent Avenue has become something of a corridor for many locals. You have Office Max, Sam's Club, a handful of restaurants, and easy access to Highway 50.

Well, it has been nice doing business with you, Office Max. You were always there when we needed a lifetime supply of printer paper. We've even purchased a few pieces of office furniture from you over the years.

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