Ruby and Frank Maestas have been together since seventh grade. When they made the decision about a year ago to buy a shoe boutique in downtown Colorado Springs, it was a perfect fit. The name fit their relationship – Sole Mates.
The idea was that someday their daughter would take over the business, but she recently moved to Kansas. And after making monthly trips to Kansas to visit their kids and grandkids, the couple decided to give up the shop. Continue Reading Soul mates walking away from downtown shoe store
Studio 182 has gotten a makeover of its own after 10 years.
The hair design and skin care salon now has a new name — Lotus Salon and Spa.
Owners Melissa Jamison, Kim Nuss and Danielle Morrison kept the same people but moved to the top level of the Country Club Corners campus at Highway 115 and E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Continue Reading Studio 182 gets makeover, now Lotus Salon and Spa
Another big-name player has decided to enter the growing market of smoothie franchises in Colorado Springs. Smoothie King is now open at 9275 N. Union Blvd., across from Memorial Hospital North.
According to a study by FRANdata, Smoothie King owns the biggest share of the smoothie market. Jamba Juice, currently with three locations in the Springs, is second. Continue Reading Smoothie King makes way into Colorado Springs market
A love for India provided two Colorado Springs residents with the idea of bringing handcrafted Indian items to the city.
Former U.S. Ambassador to India and President of Colorado College Richard Celeste and his wife, Jacqueline Lundquist, will celebrate the grand opening of One World 2 U Warehouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14-16 at 1120 Elkton Drive, Unit E. Continue Reading Warehouse brings taste of India to the Springs
A company founded by local resident Christine Ferguson is reaching out to women who want to feel beautiful and confident in lingerie every day.
“I’ve always loved lingerie and I use to dabble in selling it as a hobby,” Ferguson said. “Once I had a sale where one of my friends said, ‘I don’t want to buy lingerie because I don’t have a boyfriend.’ Another said, ‘I don’t have the body type for it.’” Continue Reading Ferguson daring women to be confident and sexy
Spicy Pickle, a sandwich shop with headquarters in Denver, plans to open three locations in Colorado Springs.
The chain opened in 1999 as a partnership between Kevin Morrison and Tony Walker, who were both chefs at the Barolo Grill. Continue Reading The Springs will soon get taste of Spicy Pickle
Facelogic, a day spa franchise which offers products and services exclusively for the face, is opening three additional Colorado Springs-area locations.
Marion Swafford and Clara Mueller’s franchise is scheduled to open Sept. 8 at 5735 Constitution Ave. The duo plans to open two more in 2008. Continue Reading Facelogic adding 3 Colorado Springs franchises
Wal-Mart has signed a deal with India’s Bharti Enterprises to supply infrastructure — not merchandise.
Single-brand retailers may enter India, but only by forging a joint venture with a local partner, of which the foreign party may own no more than 51 percent. Foreign retailers interested in entering into such ventures must apply through India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board. Continue Reading Wal-Mart makes infrastructure deal with India
Radio frequency identification (RFID) has become a $4.96 billion business, according to IDTechEx, a knowledge-based company specializing in printed electronics, RFID and smart packaging.
IDTechEx predicts that by 2017, RFID market size will to grow to $26.88 billion. Continue Reading Growth of RFID device market should continue
Back-to-school shopping is more than a quick Labor Day weekend rush for necessities like paper and pencils.
The U.S. Department of Education estimates almost 18 million students will enroll in American colleges and universities this year. And a national survey conducted for Circuit City Stores Inc. shows college-bound students start shopping for tech gear two months or more before classes begin. Continue Reading College students believe computers are a must