It’s hard not to associate the Jug with summer — especially with FIBArk and other festivals that happen downtown. Since the Jug is across the street from Riverside Park it’s in the heart of the action. But, of course, we see evidence of the Jug everywhere. Happy summer!
This is the place to be.
Part of the landscape.
FIBArk — the mark of summer in Salida.
Ferris wheel fun during FIBArk.
Boaters doing their thing during FIBArk.
Two registers! Double time.
Always service with a smile or a crazy look.
Waiting in the shade
Raise your can.
Busy good times. ,
Mike Potts kicking back on a summer float
Dan Zettler — real men do wear pink..
Keeping good company.
Summertime in Salida.
Almost ten years ago….
Dikkins Liquor Store
How could downtown Salida not have a liquor store? Ever since Prohibition ended, F Street had been host to a bottle shop.
For years, local residents relied originally on Dikkins Liquor Store and later the Jug to find their libations. Sadly, the owners of the Jug closed the shop in 2001 due to family health issues. Essentially, it was gone.
Well, how about a real estate office instead? Nope. How about a massage studio? Nope. Salidans wanted their favorite liquor store back.
Fortunately, our heroes, Jerry, Sally and Chad Hixon, entered the scene and bought the former Jug property in the fall of 2003. They decided to run a specialty liquor store. With a focus on high-end wines, specialty liquors and craft beers, the Hixons opened the new version of the Jug on February 21, 2004.
So, the store had a new look and a new name (sort of) Owner Chad Hixon wanted to include his grandfather’s name in the full name of the bottle shop. Thus, Arlie Dale’s Jug Liquors it was.
Now Arlie Dale’s Jug is a nine-year Colorado institution. The store offers a selection of more than 300 wines and carries more than 200 microbrews and imports. And who doesn’t recognize the famous Jug logo on stickers, hoodies, koozies and hats around Salida, (and the US for that matter)?