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Four years after the initiation of developer Gary Erickson’s grand plan for urban renewal, Copper Ridge at Northgate is still plugging along. Three new businesses are scheduled to open next month at the mixed-use development on the northernmost edge of Colorado Springs, east of the Air Force Academy and Interstate 25, and more will continue to… Continue Reading Copper Ridge to welcome shops, prepare for more

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Retail a mixed bag across region

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Retail a mixed bag across region

Jerry Rutledge will greet you with a warm handshake and a smile. The downtown retailer has reason to be happy. His men’s apparel shop, Rutledge’s, has been on Tejon Street (first at the corner of Tejon and Pikes Peak Avenue, more recently at the corner of Tejon and Kiowa streets) for nearly a half-century, and… Continue Reading Retail a mixed bag across region

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Local college athletics don’t expect unions

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Local college athletics don’t expect unions

Sorry, local collegiate athletes. Your check is not in the mail. In light of last month’s groundbreaking ruling regarding Northwestern University football team’s right to form a union, collegiate athletic departments across the country are asking, “What if?” At a local level, however, higher learning administrators aren’t concerned their coffers will be compromised anytime soon.… Continue Reading Local college athletics don’t expect unions

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Outfitters optimistic over summer in the Rockies

It’s springtime in the Rockies. Snowmelt is flowing, grass is growing and local outdoor outfitters are prepping for the rush that goes along with living a stone’s throw from one of nature’s greatest playgrounds. Adventure awaits! Under one roof Anyone making a habit of driving Cimarron Street over the past few years has probably seen… Continue Reading Outfitters optimistic over summer in the Rockies

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Developers intent on improving state of downtown housing

It has been nearly two years since the Urban Land Institute called for the creation of 250 to 300 housing units in downtown Colorado Springs, and the city has yet to see such results. But a handful of local developers are pushing through economic and bureaucratic hurdles in attempts to reach that goal. The ULI… Continue Reading Developers intent on improving state of downtown housing

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High-end homes require slightly different approach to sales

Selling a luxury home requires a Realtor who knows how to market estate homes in luxury publications, according to people in the high-end real estate business. Trish Ingels wears two hats on this topic — she owns a $6.5 million home she’s trying to sell, and she’s a Realtor who sells executive homes for Berkshire… Continue Reading High-end homes require slightly different approach to sales

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Kaiser Permanente offers expanded services

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The Colorado Springs Business Journal scheduled medical facilities as the focus for this Health Care Quarterly. As it turns out, the timing is ideal for Kaiser Permanente. We recently announced plans to greatly expand our services and health plan offerings in Southern Colorado. One of our medical facilities will play an integral role in these… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente offers expanded services

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PeakMed brings different concept

Dr. Mark Tomasulo wants to deliver medicine differently. The Colorado Springs family practice physician wants to give his medical skills not in 10-minute quick clips, as medicine has evolved to these days, he said. Instead, he wants to return to giving patients quality time with their physician. And then some. In July or August, Tomasulo… Continue Reading PeakMed brings different concept

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St. Francis applies for Level III trauma designation

  Hospitals in El Paso County are asking for heightened designation for their emergency trauma departments. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has asked the Colorado Department of Health to designate the St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard as a Level III trauma center. Now at Level II designation, both Penrose and Memorial… Continue Reading St. Francis applies for Level III trauma designation

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Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

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Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

Why are urban areas so enticing to start-ups, young professionals, and entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurship needs a hub, a place with close proximity to clients, competitors, and a density of people and resources. Downtowns across the country naturally become this center of activity because their traditional structure was built to foster business relationships and constant interaction, and… Continue Reading Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

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