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Colorado Springs’ north side residents are getting a new micro brewery restaurant, and a small group of former Air Force Academy cadets is bringing it to them. Colorado Mountain Brewery, a 6,500 square foot micro brewery and restaurant is scheduled to open near Interstate 25 and Interquest Parkway by the end of June. Scott Koons,… Continue Reading Micro brew taking shape on the city’s north side

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Nine years of planning, development, cooperation and construction culminated in the opening of the major department store anchor tenant at University Village Colorado this week. Kohl’s became the latest retailer to open its doors at the mid-town shopping center, which was once a site dominated by run-down motels, vacant, dilapidated buildings and other blighted parcels.… Continue Reading Kohl’s open for business in University Village center

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Business at home at the mall

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After arriving back in Colorado Springs during 2008, Jennifer Knight kept herself busy as sort of a freelance marketing consultant. She met contractors around town and at home shows where she offered them traditional marketing services. She designed Web sites and built logo designs. Around that time she remembers hearing a few of her clients… Continue Reading Business at home at the mall

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Randy Stark has been in the furniture business for most of his life. Raised in a furniture-business family, he has either owned or managed a furniture store in Colorado Springs for more than two decades. But four months ago he said goodbye to all that and traded in his salesman’s shirt and tie for an… Continue Reading Businessman comfortable in a colder business climate

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Private art collector and former Colorado automobile dealer John Marzolf has purchased The Hayden-Hays Gallery at The Broadmoor. Marzolf, who has owned the renowned Biltmore Galleries in Scottsdale, Ariz. since 2006, also plans to open a second art gallery at The Broadmoor, with the second gallery centered on a Western and wildlife theme. Marzolf purchased… Continue Reading Former auto dealer has big art plans for Broadmoor

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 Shoppers can pick up a pair of jeans for $55 at Lulu these days. That’s a far cry from what people were willing to shell out for designer denim just 27 months ago. When Tess Loo and Kelly Martinez first opened Lulu during October of 2007, customers paid upward of $225 for high-end jeans. Back… Continue Reading Lulu: Changing prices, changing hands, changing name

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Movie Gallery files for 2nd bankruptcy

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The Dothan, Ala.- based parent company of Hollywood Video stores has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The event marks the second time Movie Gallery has filed for bankruptcy protection in three years. Movie Gallery plans to shutter 760 of its 2,415 nationwide stores which include Hollywood Video, Movie Gallery and Game Crazy, but has not… Continue Reading Movie Gallery files for 2nd bankruptcy

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NRF forecasts jump in retail sales

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Retailers could experience a reversal of fortune this year as The National Retail Federation expects U.S. retail sales to jump 2.5 percent during 2010. Economic improvement, including an improving housing market and declining unemployment, will bolster consumer confidence throughout the year according to the NRF’s bi-monthly Retail Sales Outlook. The news comes as a welcome… Continue Reading NRF forecasts jump in retail sales

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Here’s a unique retail situation. Kelli Holt, a former retail store manager turned insurance agent, will lease a 1,480-foot space in the Falcon Landing Shopping Center near Academy Boulevard and Woodmen Road. She’ll make her monthly lease payment — just like most other retailers — but her store will only be open for four days… Continue Reading A small shopping-window of opportunity at Lillians

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Competition for online shoppers among the nation’s big-box retailers is affecting small businesses, even in Colorado Springs. Sears Holdings Corp. has followed Amazon.com and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in allowing third parties to sell items on their Web sites. That strategy is good news for niche retailers like Chef’s Catalog, based in Colorado Springs, which now… Continue Reading Chef’s Catalog strengthening its online presence

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