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The Sky Sox baseball team has agreed to participate in a city-sponsored study to see whether building a downtown stadium for the minor-league team could work. “We’re very happy where we are now and we had no plans to move,” Sky Sox general manager Tony Ensor said. He said the city came to him and asked… Continue Reading City studying feasibility of moving Sky Sox downtown

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Colorado College has installed an electric vehicle charging station. For 75 cents per hour, anyone can plug in and charge up in the parking lot at 830 N. Nevada Ave. on the college campus just north of downtown. CC alumni Jim Burness arranged for ChargePoint to donate the station. The college’s sustainability council allocated another… Continue Reading CC installs electric vehicle charging station

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Local real estate brokerages are hiring. ERA Shields has hired more than 20 real estate agents and support staff members in the past year. RE/MAX Properties has added 16 since January. Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtors has bumped its staff from seven agents to nine. Some of the hires are seasoned real estate professionals simply moving… Continue Reading Strong real estate market has brokerages beefing up

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Hot market: Fire serves to reignite Westside construction, home buying

Realtor Ray Shea recently ushered a pair of buyers into a half-million-dollar home in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. “It’s a view lot,” Shea said. “We’re standing there, looking out the window and all you can see is charred, burned hillside. I’m waiting for them to drop the bomb in my lap and say, ‘Wow, this… Continue Reading Hot market: Fire serves to reignite Westside construction, home buying

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SunShare owner not sure about the future

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Clean energy technology is one of the economy’s fastest-growing sectors, nationally and statewide, but is it a priority in Colorado Springs? When the newly seated City Council voted to overturn a previous decision to expand a community solar garden program, it caused homegrown clean energy company SunShare’s founder to wonder if he should move. “If… Continue Reading SunShare owner not sure about the future

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Get the downtown lowdown on May 16

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The Downtown Partnership will host the first of what it says will be many update meetings Thursday morning from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday May 16 at the Tim Gill Center at 315 E. Costilla St. The Partnership, which is funded by the Downtown Business Improvement District and the Downtown Development Authority, aims to… Continue Reading Get the downtown lowdown on May 16

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A California real estate investment company has purchased the largest apartment complex in downtown Colorado Springs. The 200-unit Palmer Park Apartments at 1304 San Miguel St. was built in 1949. California investment company LocalConstruct bought the property for an undisclosed amount, according to a release from Apartment Realty Advisors, which brokered the deal for the… Continue Reading California investment firm buys apartments near downtown

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Tony’s building a bigger bar on the block

To keep up with demand, Tony’s Bar is moving into a bigger space across the street, the former location of Compleat Games and Hobbies, 326 N. Tejon St. Tony’s opened at its current location in 1999, and the 2,300 square-foot space had always provided enough room for the big weekend and late-night crowds. But elbow… Continue Reading Tony’s building a bigger bar on the block

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Report: Springs apartment market strong

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The current Colorado Springs apartment market is healthy — maybe the healthiest it has ever been. That’s the conclusion by area experts after reviewing the most recent vacancy and rent survey results from the Colorado Division of Housing. Vacancy, at 5.6 percent, is the lowest locally in more than a decade. But it’s not so… Continue Reading Report: Springs apartment market strong

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Coquette’s going in Whole Foods, opening second location

Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery in Manitou Springs will begin selling bakery items in the two local Whole Foods stores starting this weekend. The announcement marks a big growth spurt for the little Manitou creperie that has been steadily expanding since it opened three years ago. On top of a presence in Whole Foods, Co-Owner Michelle… Continue Reading Coquette’s going in Whole Foods, opening second location

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