A Western Store for the New Millennium
Still an independent, family-owned store, Bullock’s is representative of the New West in so many ways. Combining the best of the past with the present, our team curates unique Western clothing for women and men, accessories, cowboy boots and hats, furnishings and artwork that celebrate Colorado’s Western Slope. We’re in the heart of Glenwood Springs’ shopping district, in the historic downtown core of town.
Come Share Our History
The store, at 732 Grand Avenue in the Hotel Glenwood, had a great reputation. As its new proprietor, George Bullock was fully committed to providing the same excellent customer experience and top-notch products.
“We plan to carry merchandise of the higher quality in all of our stock, and we will enlarge on it as quickly as possible,” he said.
The new Bullock’s store was successful from the start. A bona fide mom-and-pop operation, George and his wife Ann were soon joined in business by their son Bill and his wife Doris, after Bill returned from service in WWII.
Then came the evening of December 13, 1945, when a devastating fire destroyed the Hotel Glenwood. In the weeks following the tragic blaze, the Bullocks purchased new inventory and relocated their clothing business across the street to 727 Grand Avenue. Eventually, the family opened a second store on the 800 block of Grand Avenue.
In the meantime, the owner of the land upon which the Hotel Glenwood had stood approached George and offered to sell it. George bought the lot and began building a new, larger retail operation in 1949. Bullock’s Department Store moved into the new building in 1951, where the legacy continued for 40-plus years. Bill and Doris Bullock continued to run the store until their retirement in the early 90s.
This iconic downtown building still exists today—and is once again the site of Bullocks Glenwood after a 25-year hiatus. In 2017, Bill Jr. and his wife Jill reinvented the longstanding Bullock’s brand and now run the store. Fourth- and fifth-generation family members Roger and Jan Bullock are also active in the business.
“We appreciate all of our clientele, both locals and visitors,” says Bill Jr.
As much as things have changed in Glenwood Springs over the three-quarters of a century since this legacy business was established, some things remain the same: Bullock’s remains an independent retailer, steadfast in providing distinctive, quality merchandise and first-rate personalized service.
Matriarch Doris Bullock has this to say: “The best thing about being is business is the opportunity to form wonderful, lasting relationships with our customers.”