ACRA http://aspenpublicradio.org en Aspen Businesses Battle High Rent, Slow Off-Seasons To Operate Downtown http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-businesses-battle-high-rent-slow-seasons-operate-downtown <p></p><p>All this week, we’re taking a look at the challenges of working and living in Aspen. To some it appears that Aspen is steadily pricing out middle class residents and would be future residents. &nbsp;In our first report we go to the downtown core where businesses face rising rents and increasingly slow off-seasons. &nbsp;To survive many retailers must cater almost exclusively to high-dollar customers. For some stores, the struggle is worth it. Others have all but given up. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has our story.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:13:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16988 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Businesses Battle High Rent, Slow Off-Seasons To Operate Downtown