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Maggie’s Farm: first RMJ shop in region

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Maggie’s Farm: first RMJ shop in region

   

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UCCS arts center on track for 2017

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UCCS arts center on track for 2017

Talk of the UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center has been relatively quiet since last year, when the university announced plans to build the sprawling cultural complex. Word of a Trader Joe’s moving into the nearby University Village Colorado and of other major projects on the Cragmor Campus have overshadowed the planning phase for the… Continue Reading UCCS arts center on track for 2017

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Colorado College raises $18.6 million

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Colorado College announced Wednesday that it has raised $18.6 million in charitable giving since last summer — the third best year for the campaign in the school’s 140-year history. The cash gifts came from 9,000 alumni, parents, students and friends of the college, and made for a 27-percent increase from last year’s fundraising, according to… Continue Reading Colorado College raises $18.6 million

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Local outdoor gear reseller thanks donors

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Local outdoor gear reseller thanks donors

A downtown Colorado Springs outdoor gear reseller has announced that it will give away $500 and 50 bottles of wine in response to successfully raising $50,000 for military charities. To celebrate its fundraising success, Mountain Equipment Recyclers (1024 S. Tejon St.) has planned giveaway events leading up to the store’s summer clearance sale Saturday, Aug.… Continue Reading Local outdoor gear reseller thanks donors

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Florida firm acquires insurance broker

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Florida firm acquires insurance broker

A Florida-based investment firm recently acquired insurance brokerage company Wright Group Services, headquartered in Denver. AssuredPartners Inc., headquartered in Lake Mary, Fla., acquired the Wright Group through its subsidiary in Colorado, according to a news release. The Wright Group, which also operates offices in Colorado Springs and Eagle, “specializes in employee benefits, property and casualty… Continue Reading Florida firm acquires insurance broker

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As Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has expand throughout the region, talk of what might become of its Westside property fell silent. Now, as the nonprofit has prepared to open three new locations and add 180 jobs, representatives say Discover Goodwill will retain the large processing plant on West Colorado Avenue. On Tuesday,… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill expands, retains Westside parcel

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3D printing community brings nontraditional retail

Three-dimensional printing is now a mainstay among the world’s tech communities, and the craft once used only by micro-manufacturers and hobbyists is now readily available in the Springs. In April, a fourth branch of the Denver-based 3D Printing Store — “The first retail store in America catering to consumers, hobbyists and professionals,” according to its… Continue Reading 3D printing community brings nontraditional retail

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Maggie’s Farm opens to a crowd in Manitou

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Maggie’s Farm opens to a crowd in Manitou

Despite a day-long drizzle, around 75 customers turned out Thursday afternoon to be among the first patrons of El Paso County’s first retail marijuana store. Colorado Springs-based Maggie’s Farm opened for business shortly after 4:20 p.m. Thursday. The event, which some had foreseen causing traffic snarls and a parking nightmare, was organized and calm. The company… Continue Reading Maggie’s Farm opens to a crowd in Manitou

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Maggie’s Farm could open Thursday, despite ad

Colorado Springs-based medical marijuana vendor Maggie’s Farm will open the region’s first recreational dispensary Thursday in Manitou Springs, according to reports. Despite the company’s advertisement in the Colorado Springs Independent Wednesday indicating that the first official day of business will be Friday, Aug. 1, local media outlets have reported that owner Bill Conkling intends to… Continue Reading Maggie’s Farm could open Thursday, despite ad

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Alley work to begin in August

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Roadwork on the alley between Bijou Street and Platte Avenue near the Cascade Parking Garage is scheduled to begin in August. The Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs announced Monday that work to the alley — including improvements related to drainage, drivability and pedestrian-friendliness — will begin during the second week of next month. A pre-construction… Continue Reading Alley work to begin in August

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