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Colorado Steak Co. opening in Briargate

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Two business partners are collaborating to open an all-natural meat market in northern Colorado Springs early next year.
Colorado Steak Co. will launch operations at the Shops of Briargate in January. The store will offer naturally grown beef, poultry, lamp, pork, fresh fish and seafood, said co-owner Clifford Telle. Continue Reading Colorado Steak Co. opening in Briargate

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Retailers reviving personal touch

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Retailers wanting to draw customers during the holiday season should focus on a personal touch.
“There’s an adage, high tech, high touch,” said Beth Kosely, executive director of the Downtown Partnership. “The more our culture moves toward high tech at work and at play, there’s a backlash where people are seeking out very touchy-feely things to balance out the cold, high-tech things they are used to.” Continue Reading Retailers reviving personal touch

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Casual Corner leaving Briargate

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Casual Corner’s days in the Shops at Briargate appear to be numbered. Petite Sophisticate and August Max could be closing as well.
Casual Corner Manager Amy Beck said employees haven’t been told when the final day will be, but liquidation sales started Oct. 19. The store has been in Briargate since the Shops opened in 2004 and has 15 employees. Continue Reading Casual Corner leaving Briargate

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Springs visitors need air service, marketing

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Visitors to Colorado Springs are educated, affluent and travel savvy, according to the results of a marketing and advertising survey commissioned by Experience Colorado at Pike’s Peak, formerly the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. But the survey also pointed out an area of concern: air service. More than 70 percent of respondents indicated that… Continue Reading Springs visitors need air service, marketing

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The 200th anniversary of Zebulon Pike’s expedition in the region will bring an opportunity to tap an underserved tourism niche, said Dianne Perea, marketing and public relations director for Experience Colorado Springs, formerly the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. “Heritage tourists could be a big market for us,” Perea said. “And this is a great opportunity… Continue Reading Pike bicentennial offers ‘heritage’ opportunity

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Mt. Tejon expanding into Chapel Hills Mall

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Mt. Tejon Gifts and Décor plans to open a second store Nov. 4 in the Chapel Hills Mall, said owner Susan Manus. The store will offer the same kind of merchandise at its new location, with a heavy emphasis on gift items. “Everyone goes to the mall, for something,” Manus said. “They do Christmas shopping… Continue Reading Mt. Tejon expanding into Chapel Hills Mall

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Holiday shipping costs causing retail changes

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Doug Clausen, owner of Clausen’s Books, is expecting traffic at his Internet site to rise during the holiday season. Retailers are keeping a close watch on gas prices as they plan shipping and Internet promotions for the holiday season. At least one Colorado Springs business is no longer offering free shipping for the holidays, due… Continue Reading Holiday shipping costs causing retail changes

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Festival celebrates women filmmakers

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“Homeland,” one of 25 films, documents the struggle of five groups of Native Americans as they fight to protect their reservations from environmental hazards. Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival. One documentary showcases a teacher’s unorthodox educational methods; another deals with factory farms’ effect on the environment. In another, the director explores the costs of the… Continue Reading Festival celebrates women filmmakers

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State receives $1.6M for high-tech training

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Grant will be used to address nursing shortage Continue Reading State receives $1.6M for high-tech training

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