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Retailers readying for converter coupon program

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Eight of the largest consumer electronics retailers have been certified to participate in the TV Converter Box Coupon Program. The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration said Best Buy, Circuit City, Kmart, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Sears, Target and Wal-Mart have approved for the program. The converter boxes are necessary for consumers who wish to… Continue Reading Retailers readying for converter coupon program

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Two-thirds of online retailers said the deadline to place orders for ground shipping with delivery by Christmas is Dec. 18, according to the Shop.org/Shopzilla 2007 eHoliday study. The survey found that most retailers’ free ground shipping offers (76.1 percent) will expire on or before that day. Shop.org’s CyberMonday.com, provides a list of retailers still offering… Continue Reading Deadline for timely delivery of online gifts approaching

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ColoRox finds downtown home in existing space

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ColoRox, a Colorado memorabilia clothing line designed by Maureen Christopher and Ted Weber, is finally open at 110 S. Sierra Madre St.
The store was scheduled to occupy 19 N. Tejon St., but the space was sold. In the meantime, Christopher leased a kiosk at The Promenade Shops at Briargate and from that venture, realized that the north side of town was not the right fit for her shop. Continue Reading ColoRox finds downtown home in existing space

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Business partnership welcomes new members

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The Falcon Business League and the Fountain Valley Chamber have joined the Pikes Peak Regional Business Partnership. The partnership includes Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Black Chamber and the Hispanic Chamber. The two organizations will be recognized at a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December… Continue Reading Business partnership welcomes new members

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U.S. foreclosures hit all-time high

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Home foreclosures jumped to an all-time high during the third quarter. A quarterly report released today from The Mortgage Bankers Association said that the percentage of mortgages nationwide jumped to a record high of 0.78 percent during the July-to-September period, beating the previous high mark of 0.65 percent from the second quarter. The delinquency rate… Continue Reading U.S. foreclosures hit all-time high

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Al’s purchases Mister Neat’s

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Al’s Formal Wear has acquired all the assets of Mister Neat’s Formalwear, the largest formal wear company in Colorado. Mister Neat’s Formalwear was founded in 1972 and has a distribution center in Loveland and 17 retail stores throughout the state, including three in Colorado Springs. Al’s Formal Wear has been in business for more than… Continue Reading Al’s purchases Mister Neat’s

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The Wits End Comedy Club is planned to open in the in the space formerly occupied by the longtime west side gay nightclub, Hide N’ Seek, at 508 W. Colorado Ave. Kevin Murphy of Murphy Constructors, which recently completed a $450,000 upgrade to the building, said plans for a new kitchen for the comedy club… Continue Reading Comedy club to fill former Hide N’ Seek space

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Gifts cards still rank as the most popular holiday gift, yet many are forgotten after the holiday season. And along with return fraud, retailers must deal with unused gift cards after the New Year.
Consumer Reports claims that $8 billion was wasted on gift cards last year. Continue Reading The most popular, and most forgotten, holiday gift

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There will be no charge for on-street parking in downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City on Saturdays throughout December. The free parking is expected to cost the city $27,200 in uncollected meter money, but city officials reason that the free parking will bolster shopping traffic and in turn boost sales tax revenue.

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National women’s sportswear retailer Title Nine will move into the longtime vacant downtown retail space next to Terra Verde this spring. The storefront, at 210 N. Tejon St., has sat empty for more than three years. The space, along with Terra Verde’s, was once home to the Chinook Book Shop, but when Chinook went out… Continue Reading Title Nine to fill longtime empty space next to Terra Verde

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