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Craftwood Inn suddenly closes doors

The Craftwood Inn, a longtime staple of the Manitou Springs community, closed suddenly Sunday after more than 70 years in business. Owner Dave Symonds, who purchased the eatery at 404 El Paso Blvd. in 2003, was noticeably distraught Tuesday after shutting the Craftwood’s doors for what might be the last time. “It’s a real shame,”… Continue Reading Craftwood Inn suddenly closes doors

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Over Easy named 11th nationally for breakfast

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Over Easy named 11th nationally for breakfast

Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery, a breakfast restaurant at 28 S. Tejon St. in Colorado Springs, recently earned the 11th spot in Urbanspoon’s list of 101 Great Breakfasts in the United States. According to the Urbanspoon website, selected restaurants that made the list received the most coverage and reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, the… Continue Reading Over Easy named 11th nationally for breakfast

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Bourbon Brothers leads Copper Ridge’s growth

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Bourbon Brothers leads Copper Ridge’s growth

As Copper Ridge at Northgate on the city’s upper edge welcomes the opening of its second business, its developer says much more is in store for 2014. Bourbon Brothers Southern Kitchen, a full-service restaurant offering homestyle cuisine and more than 115 different kinds of bourbon, opened its flagship restaurant Monday at Copper Ridge. The 9,000-square-foot,… Continue Reading Bourbon Brothers leads Copper Ridge’s growth

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Tejon feels downtown turnover

The new year is bringing new changes to the downtown business scene, particularly up and down the main artery of Tejon Street. A number of new businesses are taking root on Tejon, replacing some of the area’s recognizable mainstays. In other cases, businesses are closing and leaving behind vacancies. For example, the iconic Olive Branch… Continue Reading Tejon feels downtown turnover

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Forecast predicts growth for foodservice industry

Total restaurant sales in Colorado are expected to rise in 2014, exceeding $9.8 billion by year’s end, according to a recent forecast by the National Restaurant Association. The Association’s 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast found that total restaurant sales in the state are expected to increase from $9.4 billion in 2013, a 4-percent rise, and will… Continue Reading Forecast predicts growth for foodservice industry

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Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

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Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

More than a year after Colorado Springs businessman Perry Sanders announced plans to spread his New Orleans-themed brand throughout local, regional and national markets, he says it’s all coming together. Sanders, owner of The Mining Exchange – A Wyndham Grand Hotel and adjacent Springs Orleans restaurant, said that he is working on two downtown renovation… Continue Reading Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

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Year in review: Downtown Colorado Springs

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Year in review: Downtown Colorado Springs

Businesses change, merge, move Some businesses in downtown Colorado Springs experienced ups and downs this year. Businesses closed their doors, expanded, at least one signed a one-year lease, and others merged. “We’re always disappointed to see any business leave downtown,” said Laurel Prud’homme, director of communications for the Downtown Partnership, after Bruegger’s Bagels, 132 N.… Continue Reading Year in review: Downtown Colorado Springs

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Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

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Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

The newest hamburger shop in town doesn’t serve fast food. At Jake’s Wayback Burgers, you’ll have to wait patiently for your hamburgers and shakes. When your order is ready, there’s no calling your name. And there’s no calling a number. They remember you from when you ordered, and they’ll bring your food to you. From… Continue Reading Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

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Members of the crew at Buttercup’s Frozen Yogurt said farewell Monday in a Facebook post, announcing that the downtown sweet shop will shut down before Christmas. “Buttercup’s will be closing this Sunday, Dec. 22nd,” the Facebook announcement read. “We have truly enjoyed serving you these past 2+ years! Thank you for your support, we wish… Continue Reading Buttercup’s shutting its downtown doors amid ‘tough economy’

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Wild Goose starts to build community

The Wild Goose Meeting House is where you go to talk about a book, solve the world’s problems or simply knit with friends over a meal while sipping custom coffee, microbrew beer or fine wine. Open little more than two weeks, the Wild Goose on the corner of Boulder and North Tejon streets already has… Continue Reading Wild Goose starts to build community

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