Regional Four Corners USA shopping opportunities are centered in San Juan County with the City of Farmington serving as the retail hub. Despite having a population of under 50,000 people, Farmington draws from a regional retail trade area of nearly 300,000. Customers from throughout San Juan County, several counties of southwest Colorado and the eastern portions of the Navajo Nation frequent Farmington venues and particularly on the weekends.
Not surprisingly, retail jobs are one of the largest and fastest growing sectors of total jobs in Farmington. In addition to the Animas Valley Mall described below, the East Main Street commercial corridor provides a wide variety of family owned, national chain and “big box” stores.
The Farmington Arts & Cultural District is located in the recently revitalized Farmington MainStreet District and offers an eclectic mix of galleries, locally owned retail stores, restaurants, and salons. Smaller family owned stores and restaurants are found in Cities of Aztec and Bloomfield and the Town of Kirtland.
The 400,000-square-foot Animas Valley Mall is anchored by Dillard’s, Ross, J. C, Penney and the Animas Cinema 10, with many dining options and a 400-seat food court.
Farmington’s nearby East Main Street retail corridor is home to many prominent large, big-box retailers including Target, Sam’s Club, Walmart Superstore, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Staples and Best Buy.
Downtown Farmington provides a different shopping experience for those looking for the smaller specialty stores. A majority of downtown retail space is small stores featuring apparel, furniture and home furnishings, galleries, gifts and other specialty items. Most of the remainder of space are family owned restaurants that include Thai, Japanese, Mexican and Brew Pub cuisine.
To top it all off, in 2020 Downtown Farmington is wrapping up a two-year revitalization program that includes complete infrastructure rebuilds, traffic reduction, new signage, artwork and public Wi-Fi. More about the revitalized downtown Farmington here.