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Trader Joe’s to open Springs store Oct. 10

Trader Joe’s to open Springs store Oct. 10

Colorado Springs won’t have to wait until 2015 for its new Trader Joe’s to open, after all. After months of insisting its target was early next year, the California-based specialty grocer announced this week its first Colorado Springs location at University Village Colorado will open Oct. 10. The 12,400-square-foot store, under construction at 5342 N.… Continue Reading Trader Joe’s to open Springs store Oct. 10

Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

Kristian and Jaenette Coyne are self-described Parade of Homes buffs. The Black Forest couple travels to Summit County and Denver to get their fix. This August, they’ll need only roll out of bed to begin touring one of this year’s Housing and Building Association’s annual parade homes. “I never thought we would be rebuilding a… Continue Reading Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

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GE Johnson, Denver architectural firm chosen for Olympic Museum

The Business Journal has learned that The United States Olympic Museum has chosen Colorado Springs-based contractor GE Johnson Construction Co. to build the yet to be designed downtown facility. GE Johnson, founded in 1967, has a long and illustrious history in Colorado Springs. The company recently completed the $49 million remodeling of Broadmoor West. GE… Continue Reading GE Johnson, Denver architectural firm chosen for Olympic Museum

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After the Flames: Builders bustling in Black Forest

Lucky is an aptly named Betta fish. He was rescued from a high school lab by Moriah Nelson, so she bestowed him his moniker. Moriah was home alone last June, her father Steve away on a fishing trip, her mother Stacie in Colorado Springs, miles from their Black Forest home. Stacie, seeing on the news… Continue Reading After the Flames: Builders bustling in Black Forest

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Colorado ranks 8th for LEED-certified buildings

The U.S. Green Building Council released the Top 10 States for LEED rankings on Tuesday. Colorado placed eighth in the nation. Regions around the country at the forefront of sustainable building design, construction and operation were recognized. LEED-certified spaces save money for businesses and taxpayers; use less water and energy; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute… Continue Reading Colorado ranks 8th for LEED-certified buildings

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Local firm Bryan Construction Inc. has landed the contract to build ANB Bank’s new branch location at the corner of Cimarron Street and Cascade Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs. “Bryan Construction is proud to partner with ANB Bank, and excited to help revitalize this portion of the downtown area,” said Project Executive Doug Woody in… Continue Reading Bryan Construction to build ANB’s new downtown headquarters

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QLI report: Construction continues to climb

Construction and land-use rates in the Pikes Peak region continued to climb gradually in 2012, illuminating signs of slow but increased growth and economic vitality in post-recession years. The 2013 Quality of Life Indicators for the Pikes Peak Region show that, among other things, the health of the built environment in Colorado Springs is steady… Continue Reading QLI report: Construction continues to climb

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CDOT helps state businesses in rebuilding roads

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a website and a division that will help small businesses connect with contractors who are rebuilding state roads and bridges after this year’s flooding. Statewide, road and bridge damage totaled an estimated $450 million, said Amy Ford, CDOT spokeswoman. Because of the catastrophic nature of the incidents,… Continue Reading CDOT helps state businesses in rebuilding roads

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Local firm breaks ground in Castle Rock contract

The two concrete tilt-up structures will house the offices of entrepreneur Tim Dumler’s Larkspur-based Off the Chain LLC and are scheduled to be completed in June 2014, according to the release. Bryan Construction will also conduct all other work related to the Caprice Court site, including utilities, over-lot and landscaping. Documents from the Douglas County… Continue Reading Local firm breaks ground in Castle Rock contract

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National construction spending rises

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National construction spending rises

New construction totaled $885 billion nationally in February, up 1.2 percent from the  revised January level and 7.9 percent higher than a year ago, according to a recent report from the Associated General Contractors of America. “It is encouraging to see growth in both monthly and year-over-year totals in private residential and nonresidential construction spending,”… Continue Reading National construction spending rises

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