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Trader Joe’s scheduled to open Oct. 10

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

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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Black Forest impacts mixed

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Black Forest impacts mixed

Last year, Anthony David paid off his house, the original Brentwood Estates cabin in the Black Forest. Two weeks later, it burned to the ground in the Black Forest fire. “We lost everything,” David said. Four weeks before the fire, David launched a business, the Black Forest Mill, in business to create furniture – tables… Continue Reading Black Forest impacts mixed

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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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Manitou retail pot ballot question likely

Less than two months after Manitou Springs City Council approved the licensing of retail marijuana businesses on the city’s eastern edge, one band of disapproving opponents still hasn’t given up. Manitou business owner Tim Haas, who started the campaign known as “No Retail Marijuana in Manitou Springs,” said he estimates the group has gathered between… Continue Reading Manitou retail pot ballot question likely

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Opinion: Disasters have their aftershocks

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Opinion: Disasters have their aftershocks

In today’s nonstop world of breaking news, far too often we move to the next headlines and forget yesterday’s major stories — even when they happen here among us. Surely the residents of our area haven’t forgotten the natural disasters of the past two years. But sometimes it seems that way. We endured the nightmare… Continue Reading Opinion: Disasters have their aftershocks

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