Goodbye, Thunderstruck Valley; Hello, Twisted Turtle

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -- Grand Junction downtown nightlife staple, Thunderstruck Valley, is no more. The place is under new ownership and has a new name: Twisted Turtle.

"Thunderstruck was bought out by a local guy in town,” said Will Jones, assistant manager of Twisted Turtle. “We’re changing the name to Twisted Turtle. [The owners] want to bring a new, fresh nightlife to Grand Junction.”

They are in the process of making a few changes to the inside and once they get approval from the city to change the sign, Jones said the outside will look different too.

“It’s just a place for everybody to come hangout and have a good time,” said Jones.

Some locals that hangout downtown are calling the shots with their own ideas.

“It's fun for the most part, the top area could get a little more relaxed. It’s just too packed up there in my opinion. The downstairs could have more games, like corn hole or something,” said Dominic DeCarlo, a CMU student.

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