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Businesses move out of and around downtown

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

As Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has expand throughout the region, talk of what might become of its Westside property fell silent. Now, as the nonprofit has prepared to open three new locations and add 180 jobs, representatives say Discover Goodwill will retain the large processing plant on West Colorado Avenue. On Tuesday,… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill expands, retains Westside parcel

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Farmers markets: local wares, slower pace

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Farmers markets: local wares, slower pace

They are the nomads of retail. They ferry their tents and wares, set up fleeting cities and entice passersby with their samples and smiles before packing away their produce and crafts; their racks and cash. They move on to the next fair, the next parking lot or the next stretch of closed-off street. They are… Continue Reading Farmers markets: local wares, slower pace

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Today, resale is the new retail

In Colorado Springs, a person can purchase virtually any item, new or used. Standard new and used items — cars and homes — are for sale throughout town. Then there are other things, items like tires you wouldn’t normally see sold used. Even on Craigslist. Several cunning business owners in Colorado Springs have made “resale… Continue Reading Today, resale is the new retail

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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

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Trader Joe’s scheduled to open Oct. 10

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Trader Joe’s scheduled to open Oct. 10

California-based specialty grocery chain Trader Joe’s announced Monday it plans to open its first Colorado Springs location at University Village Oct. 10. The 12,400-square-foot store at 5342 N. Nevada Ave. — near the intersection of Nevada Avenue and Garden of the Gods Road — will be open that day for normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 9… Continue Reading Trader Joe’s scheduled to open Oct. 10

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Tony’s moves across Tejon

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Tony’s moves across Tejon

More than a year after the owner of Tony’s Bar kickstarted the relocation process, the downtown Colorado Springs mainstay has finally opened across the street from its former home. Tony’s opened Thursday as a reinvented version of itself at 326 N. Tejon St., just a whiskey stone’s throw from 311 N. Tejon St. where the… Continue Reading Tony’s moves across Tejon

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Manitou group asks to put pot back on ballot

A group of Manitou Springs citizens opposed to the city’s decision to allow the sale of retail marijuana has submitted petitions to put the issue back on the ballot. The No Retail Marijuana in Manitou Springs group submitted “twice as many signatures as required for verification and referral to the ballot … to ensure that… Continue Reading Manitou group asks to put pot back on ballot

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NRF: Retail sales unchanged

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NRF: Retail sales unchanged

Despite nicer spring weather, consumers tempered their retail spending in April, according to the National Retail Federation. April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were unchanged seasonally-adjusted month-to-month, yet increased 4.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “The shift in Easter to April did not provide enough bounce to retailers, as retail sales struggled to… Continue Reading NRF: Retail sales unchanged

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First Craft Week ends in success with festival

The inaugural Colorado Springs Craft Week reached its peak Friday evening during the Crafter’s Festival, a sold-out signature event that brought together food and drink vendors from across the region. The Crafter’s Festival, which kicked off Friday afternoon at Venue 515 in Manitou Springs, attracted a variety of participating businesses, including 11 breweries, seven coffee… Continue Reading First Craft Week ends in success with festival

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