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The Nearly Everything Store, Eagle CO

Welcome to The Nearly Everything Store in Eagle, Colorado.

In 1966 Al and Mary Hoza moved to Eagle, Colorado after buying the Eagle Pharmacy.

After years of taking every opportunity to getaway to the Rocky Mountains with their family from their home in Colorado Springs, Al Hoza, RPh and his wife Mary Hoza, RN chose to buy The Eagle Pharmacy in Eagle, Colorado.  They loved the mountains and wanted to raise their family here.  In 1966 they moved to Eagle with the dream of building their own family business.

Sporting Goods supplies

Sporting Goods supplies

Al Hoza built up The Eagle Pharmacy from a small pharmacy into what became one of the main local businesses.  He talks about the early days:  “When someone would ask for something I would say, ‘We don’t have it now, but next time you need it we will have it.’  I would then work out where I could buy it, whether it was animal feed, shovels or camping supplies, and I would stock it.”  Over time The Eagle Pharmacy became the place in Eagle to get whatever it was that you needed without having to travel to Glenwood Springs or Vail to buy day to day supplies.

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Picture frames

It got to the point, in fact, where the tiny little store on the main street of Eagle became a bit of a local attraction.  The tiny store had so much stock, in fact, that Al resorted to hanging inflatable canoes from the ceiling and stocking 3 and 4 different types of items on each peg.  It was hard to find things that you wanted, but the staff were helpful and knew where to find what you wanted.  If you couldn’t find what you wanted you asked someone and they would help.

It was a little unorthodox, but it worked as a business.  This little pharmacy grew into a hardware store, a sporting goods store and a gift store to name a few.  Hunters and fishers from across the country made The Eagle Pharmacy their first stop year after year, as it became the place to buy all of those last minute hunting and fishing supplies as well as hunting and fishing licenses.

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Fishing supplies

“I remember hunting season as a highlight of the year growing up.  It was an all hands on deck affair with the early archers and muzzle loader hunters coming at the start of the season on through the incredible swarm of hunters in the main hunting seasons.  I loved seeing all of the visitors to our town.  It was a real buzz of activity and the people were very nice and appreciative.  They seemed to really appreciate the fact that dad would stay open long hours so that they could buy their licenses and last minute supplies after driving from their homes from all over the country.  Other stores would close and we would be open, sometimes even coming back to the store late at night just to meet them.

buy Bogs Boots and Sorel Boots in Eagle, CO at The Nearly Everything Store

Bogs Boots and Sorel Boots

“Dad had a sign on the store’s front door describing operating hours.  It was very funny as it basically said that we were open as long as people kept coming and if we were closed you could call dad at home and we would come down to open up.  The appreciation of visiting hunters made any inconvenience worth the trouble.  We just loved working with them.  Dad had guys bringing him gifts from their homes.  You don’t get that with many businesses, I don’t think.  Dad’s way of taking a genuine interest in people made it work.  He didn’t make a big deal of it.  He just did it and people loved it.  The business thrived under his natural style of management.  He never studied customer service.  He just did it.  If we were ever locking up the front door and a customer walked up to find it locked he would make us open up and invite them in.  In later years it became harder to do this as staff needed to get home to their families, but when it was mainly our family working there it was part of family life to serve the customers who provided our living,” Al Hoza’s son Mark Hoza recalls.

Al Hoza and Anna Marie Colby

Al Hoza and daughter Anna Marie Colby, The Eagle Pharmacy and The Nearly Everything Store. First and second generation owners.

After managing The Eagle Pharmacy alongside her father for many years, In October 2007 Al Hoza’s daughter Annie Colby and her husband Al purchased the family business and created The Nearly Everything Store (the name that the little pharmacy had become known as by locals).  They changed the name of the main business to The Nearly Everything Store and sold the pharmacy part of the store to the Batsons who currently run The Eagle Pharmacy as a business within the business.

The Nearly Everything Store is still the place to get prescriptions and just about anything that you might need.  Please, contact us or come in for a visit if you are looking for anything.  We just might have what you need.  Even if we don’t we hope that you enjoy having a look around to see what “nearly everything” looks like.

The Nearly Everything Store in Eagle, CO

The Nearly Everything Store is the place to buy:

  • Sporting Goods
  • Gifts
  • School Supplies
  • Hardware
  • Hunting Licenses and Fishing Licenses
  • Maps
  • Certified Hay (Certified hay is required when taking horses into Wilderness Areas or feeding your horses in Wilderness Areas, such as when you are hunting, so that you don’t spread noxious weeds in National Wilderness areas.)
  • Candy
  • Sorel Snow Boots
  • Bogs Boots
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Fly Tying Supplies
  • Knives
  • Toys
  • Estes Rocket supplies
  • Pinewood Derby Supplies
  • Craft Supplies
  • Melissa & Doug Toys
  • Picture Frames
  • Wood Wick Candles
  • Caren Lotions
  • Caldrea Soaps and Lotions
  • Swim Suits
  • Speckled Enamelware
  • Wood Chips for Smoking Meats
  • Hammocks & Stands
  • Religious Items
  • Colorado Souvenirs & T-shirts
  • Colorado Chocolates
  • Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap
  • Camping Supplies

Store hours are:

  • M-F 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Sat 9am-5:30pm
  • Sun 10am-4pm

Click here to find us on Google Maps.

We are building a website now, so keep an eye here.  For now here are some photos of the store:

The Eagle Pharmacy inside The Nearly Everything Store in Eagle, CO

The Eagle Pharmacy inside The Nearly Everything Store

Hunting and Fishing Supplies at The Nearly Everything Store in Eagle, CO

Hunting and Fishing Supplies

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Annie August 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm

other things to add on the list if you can figure out a way to put a big list: toys, Estes rocket supplies, Pinewood Derby supplies, craft spplies, Melissa & Doug toys, picture frames, Wood Wick Candles, Caren lotions, Caldrea soaps and lotions, swim suits, speckeled enamel ware, wood chips for smoking meats, hammocks & stands, religious items, Colorado souvenirs and T-shirts, Colorado Chocolates, Greeting cards & gift wrap, camping supplies
The site looks great. Thanks for all of your work.
Annie

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Beth & Frank Weaver September 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Hello Annie,

We made it back to Arkansas safe & sound.. Hot weather welcomed us home. —Miss you all wish I was back there allready.. Think about me when you see your 1st snow flake fall. The aspens were so beautful this year !!
I will put this in my favorites and will check on it all the time.

You all are always so very nice to us when we arrive in Eagle–we look forward to stopping each year.
Hope we are all able to return next year.

See you then,
Frank & Beth

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Dalton March 16, 2011 at 9:45 am

Hello my name is dalton and i just wanted to let u know my friend and i are moving down to eagle colorado and cannot wait to see your store make sure u have some .30 cal rifel bullets in stock gonna buy a good amount of’em :) hope to see you very soon!

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Mike March 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I am coming to eagle and would like to know if you carry the fuel canisters for the jet boil camping burners?

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brandi resa October 13, 2011 at 8:45 pm

The Nearly Everything Store in Eagle is awesome and enjoyable to go into and shop each time, including see who is having a birthday! Thanks for being in Eagle!

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Cody D. King March 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Good folks at The Nearly Everything Store,

Our tax-dollars are being used to assist wolves in destroying our famous elk, deer, and moose herds along with the heritage and livelihoods of thousands of Americans, and nobody is doing anything about it!

My brother is a young independent film producer (Billings, MT) and we are currently in the marketing phase of his first major production, Crying Wolf: Exposing the Wolf Reintroduction to Yellowstone National Park. For more information and to see the official trailer, click here: http://cryingwolfmovie.com/the-film/

We recently won “Best Creation” film at the 2012 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.

This true side of the story is not being told anywhere else. We need help to get this story out there to the broader culture. The wolf issue is huge and has ties with Agenda 21 and the Wildlands Project and goes all the way back up to the Obama Administration. At it’s core, it is anti-private property, anti-capitalist, anti-God, anti-man, anti-small business and anti-gun rights. And currently, there is no real effort being made to stop this tyranny from spreading. Not only are wolves in Yellowstone Park, but now in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, and the Dakotas along with the wolves in the southern Rockies and upper mid-west.

The wolf and the Endangered Species Act are being exploited by the federal government to trample over the property rights and livelihoods of thousands of Americans.

I’m sure you are aware of the devastating impact the wolves have had on our game herds – this has to stop!

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I will be more than happy to provide you with further information, DVDs, links, contact info, etc.

Sincerely,

Cody D.King

“Everyone who loves the outdoors and hunting needs to take the time to watch this film!” – Mike Eastman, Eastmans’ Hunting Journals

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Ron Lowman November 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

This place and the people are great. We stop every time we get to Colorado. I started going to the everything store when we were going Elk hunting years and years ago. Now its cross country motorcycle trips. We always find something neat or unusual at the store. Other businesses in town should thank you for bringing people off the interstate and into town.

Hope to see you next Spring,
Ron and Teresa

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Tim S November 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm

While archery elk hunting the end of August I had a hernia develop. My hunt came to an abrupt halt and my huntng partner and I came down from camp to try and find a hernia belt. The closest town was Eagle and when we Googled trying to find a pharmacy we came across you website. We made our way to your store. Wow, what a place you guys have! If you had groceries I think you could then call your store “The Everything Store”. Your pharmacy had 1 hernia belt in stock and it was my exact size. Thank you for slavaging my 2012 hunt. The hernia belt allowed me to continue to hunt and I was able to harvest a very large cow! The steaks and roasts are fantastic. I will be back again to persue my “addiction” to chasing elk in the mountains and I will make your store a mandatory stop. Thank you again for running such a fantastic store and for hiring some of most helpful and happy employees I have met in a long time!

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Rick Dominick May 7, 2013 at 12:01 am

What a great store! I couldn’t be more happy that there is such a wonderful, traditional “5 and Dime” or “Variety Store” in my home town of Eagle. The name says it all; they have nearly everything you could want or need. In addition, the people at the store are helpful and friendly from the moment you walk in. I try to shop at the store as much as possible to support our local businesses. If you haven’t visited you’ll be amazed that such a small store can be equipped with so many of your everyday needs. From the Pharmacy to the extensive winter boot selection, from cooking utensils to last minute gift items, from school supplies to camping gear, the store has a great selection of items. Thanks for keeping small town service and friendliness alive in an age of big box discount stores.

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Tim Denman August 29, 2013 at 11:17 am

I will be there on Sept 7. Do you sell hunting license? OTC for unit 26 to be specific. Will be looking forward to exploring your store.

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Susan Campbell Reneau September 17, 2013 at 11:59 am

With the publication of the THIRD EDITION of my book, Colorado’s Biggest Bucks and Bulls, I look forward to seeing everyone in Eagle. Hard to believe that your father, Al Hoza, hosted an autographing party in Eagle Pharmacy more than 30 years ago this fall. You hosted an autographing party for the second edition and now I’m looking forward to seeing you and your customers in early November. Let me know when I can come. My third son, Richard Reneau, will be with me because he is my co-author. This will be the last edition of the book I will write. I hope my son Richard and other son John will write the fourth edition in 10 to 15 years!

Sunday, Nov. 3 works for me if it would work for you or early in that week.

This edition contains 1,000 photographs of Colorado’s biggest deer and elk plus other big game. Eagle County remains the Number One county IN THE WORLD for the production of giant mule deer – typical and non-typical.

See you soon.

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