If you need anything near Brighton, CO
55 West Bromley Lane, Brighton, CO, USA
www.americanpridecoop.com - (303) 659-1230
If you need anything near Brighton, CO Reviews
Helpful, Friendly People and lots of things for the Traveler! Aug 15, 2009
American Pride Co-op is an agricultural co-op (cooperative) that was created to serve the farmers in this area. You can go to this link for a little general history if you are interested in co-ops. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperative But, for practical purposes “Co-op” is a store like any other. Open to one and all. American Pride Co-op sells everything that the average home owner or farmer would need to keep things running. So why does this warrant a mention on TravBuddy? Because they have a Convenience store, a large 24 hour (credit card) fuel island, a 24 hr RV dump station, and a propane refill station. The dump station is self service and the Co-op only asks that you put a $5 donation in a slot. It is open 24 hrs as well. If you are in need of directions, a recommendation for a meal, supplies, or other travel amenities, the people at Co-op can help. Plus they will do so with a smile. This is one place where you can still count on old fashioned country hospitality.
Now Scooter and I are a bit prejudice as my wife (and Scooter’s Granny) has worked there for 27 years. She is not the most tenured employee. But, I often find things I am looking for at Co-op that I can’t find at Lowes, Home Depot, or Wal-Mart. Those stores carry many more line items, but they don’t seem to carry more of what I need.
American Pride Co-op has been a Brighton institution for over 70 years. Only the local newspaper and electric company have been servicing the Brighton area longer. What distinguished “Co-op” from other businesses in town is not it’s longevity. What sets it apart is it’s Customer Service. About 15 years ago Brighton got it a Wal-Mart. It was and is located directly across the street from American Pride Co-op. There were many in the community that thought this would be the death of this Brighton institution. How could it possibly compete with Wal-Mart, price-wise? The answer was it couldn’t. People will still save a few cents by shopping across the street. But, those pennies come at the expense of someone who knows the product they sell, knows where it at, will explain it to you, and has a short line to get you on your way.
Bottom line, if you have a need to stop in Brighton, Co-op will be able to sell you what you need, or direct you to someone who can help you.
Part of the Scooter's Adventures in Brighton travel blog
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