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City welcomes new food options, faces

City welcomes new food options, faces

While Colorado Springs has welcomed a new gastropub and the first manager of a popular downtown food-truck market, a project to create the state’s first dog-friendly restaurant is one step closer to reality for the city’s Westside. Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to amend the zoning on a .41-acre property at 2207 and… Continue Reading City welcomes new food options, faces

Jersey Mike’s to open second Springs spot

Popular New Jersey-based sandwich shop Jersey Mike’s Subs has announced it is opening a second location in Colorado Springs and its third in El Paso County. Jersey Mike’s specializes in Northeast-style fresh sliced and grilled subs. Its second Springs store will open at 1466 Garden of the Gods Road Dec. 17, according to a news… Continue Reading Jersey Mike’s to open second Springs spot

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Rosie’s Diner cornerstone to Tri-Lakes

MONUMENT — A.B. Tellez cut his teeth in the restaurant business at a family-owned amusement park in Juarez, Mexico. Tellez, who owns Rosie’s Diner in Monument, grew up in El Paso, Texas, and spent his summers across the border. “The first two years, all I did was chip ice for beer,” Tellez said. “My third… Continue Reading Rosie’s Diner cornerstone to Tri-Lakes

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El Pomar donates $10 million to U.S. Olympic Museum

The El Pomar Foundation trustees announced this week the approval of a $10 million grant to the United States Olympic Museum. “The Olympic Museum draws on the strength of the Colorado Springs community,” read a news release provided by the U.S. Olympic Committee. “As the headquarters for the United States Olympic Committee and 22 National Governing Bodies… Continue Reading El Pomar donates $10 million to U.S. Olympic Museum

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Planting seeds for downtown’s future

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A crowd of more than 100 people stood together last Thursday afternoon on a dirt-covered lot beside South Nevada Avenue, celebrating both a moment and a dream finally beginning to come true. This was the groundbreaking ceremony for the Blue Dot apartment complex, a 33-unit project at 412 S. Nevada, between Costilla and Cimarron streets. Partner… Continue Reading Planting seeds for downtown’s future

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Meadow Muffins sold, may lose name

After three decades as one of Old Colorado City’s most familiar neighborhood bars, Meadow Muffins has been sold to new owners who plan to reconceive it and may not carry on under the same moniker. Todd Delahanty, who purchased Meadow Muffins at 2432 W. Colorado Ave. in 2004, finalized the sale of the bar/restaurant last… Continue Reading Meadow Muffins sold, may lose name

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Businesses move out of and around downtown

Several businesses in downtown Colorado Springs have moved, will move, or plan to close. Two are moving to the Chapel Hills Mall. Susan Godec will close her Phancy Pheasant at 220 N. Tejon St. because of a drop in business that she attributed to downtown vagrancy and parking. “I feel like it’s just the wrong… Continue Reading Businesses move out of and around downtown

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Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

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Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

It’s a Dutch bakery with a difficult-to-pronounce name: Boonzaaijer’s. So difficult, in fact, that the owner, Stephen Boonzaaijer, printed the pronunciation on his business cards: Boné-zi-yer’s. Boonzaaijer got his start in the bakery by following five generations of tradition. “It’s a generational thing,” he said. “I’m the fifth-generation baker in the family. I grew up… Continue Reading Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

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Curbside takes variety into second year

In the year since the inception of Curbside Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs, food trucks have come and gone, all helping to transform a once-derelict corner into a hot spot for urban living. “It sends the message that we’re a community that innovates and tries new things and provides that urban experience that a lot… Continue Reading Curbside takes variety into second year

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Nano 108: sophistication for the masses

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Nano 108: sophistication for the masses

Keith Altemose brews some delicious sodas. There are his coffee colas, Madagascar vanilla bean colas, his birch beer, sarsaparilla, orange cream, cherry cream and, of course, the ginger ale with black peppercorns and whole ginger that Altemose said is “quite exciting to put in your mouth.” Then there’s the beer. After all, that is what… Continue Reading Nano 108: sophistication for the masses

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