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Bristol Brewing Company officially opened Tuesday in its new location, the Ivywild School at 1604 S. Cascade Ave. “We were ready to serve beer in there and ready to open,” said Amanda Bristol, who owns the brewery with her husband Mike. “It was a bit of a soft opening. Really, we just posted a sign… Continue Reading Bristol Brewing opens in Ivywild

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The Downtown Partnership is attempting to spice up the city’s urban experience by providing live, street-corner entertainment this summer. Dancers, actors, painters and musicians are expected to be among the sanctioned entertainment, called the Sidewalk Stage program. The Partnership is now accepting applications for performers who will work the street corners on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, July… Continue Reading Downtown Partnership seeking street performers

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Revised priority: Springs might not be a clean-tech hub, but industry won’t be ignored

While clean technology was the fastest-growing industry in Colorado over the past five years, it’s not likely to be the linchpin of economic growth in Colorado Springs. And economic leaders say that might be OK. The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance has declared clean tech, which includes renewable energy manufacturing, installation and maintenance, a focus… Continue Reading Revised priority: Springs might not be a clean-tech hub, but industry won’t be ignored

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Museums could provide anchor

A fancy baseball stadium could be the major downtown anchor needed to kick revitalization efforts into high gear. But it’s not the only possibility on the drawing board. At the same time the city of Colorado Springs launched a survey to judge community sentiment about moving the Sky Sox minor-league baseball team into a new… Continue Reading Museums could provide anchor

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The owners of Zeezo’s, a popular costume and magic shop downtown, have a contract to buy the historic Bryan & Scott Jewelers building located a couple doors to the north at 112 N. Tejon St. Zeezo’s owner Mark Modeer and his wife have been leasing their current location at 104 N. Tejon St. for almost… Continue Reading Zeezo’s wants Bryan & Scott building downtown

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A rebounding real estate market, new home construction and increased auto sales seem to be leading Colorado Springs in an economic recovery, according to a Quarterly Updates and Estimates report from the Southern Colorado Economic Forum. The economy has been slowly growing since 2011, according to the report. The Business Conditions Index stands at 111.72,… Continue Reading Report: New home construction and auto sales leading economic recovery

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The Small Business Development Center will host a free workshop about flood and business insurance from 8 to 10 a.m. tomorrow, May 21, at the Business of Art Center in Manitou Springs. A lot of business owners have had trouble making sense of the current business insurance environment, especially as it pertains to flood insurance, said Ingrid… Continue Reading SBDC hosting flood insurance workshop

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Springs-area attractions investing in big improvements for tourists

Colorado Springs area attractions and tourist destinations have invested, or plan to invest, almost $134 million in improvements this year. The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau reached out to its members to find out what they had planned. The results provided an impressive list of local attractions planning to invest anywhere from tens of… Continue Reading Springs-area attractions investing in big improvements for tourists

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Downtown Partnership updates progress

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The Downtown Partnership is growing to match increasing enthusiasm about a downtown renaissance. The organization, funded by the Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Business Improvement District, will move on May 18, said Susan Edmondson, partnership president and CEO. Its address will remain 111 S. Tejon St., but will change from suite 309 to 404 for… Continue Reading Downtown Partnership updates progress

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Prince of Blades thrives in its edgy niche

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Prince of Blades thrives in its edgy niche

Prince of Blades 1641 W. Colorado Ave. 520-9391 Employees: 2.5 Years in business: 19 Dorothy Bretag grew up during the golden age of swashbuckling films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro and The Prisoner of Zenda. If sword-fighting was involved, she made sure her dad had movie tickets. So, when she… Continue Reading Prince of Blades thrives in its edgy niche

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