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Promenade Shops to welcome three new vendors

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The Promenade Shops at Briargate will be welcoming three new vendors in coming months, according to a recent news release. Representatives from the shopping center have announced that quality clothiers J. Crew and Pendleton Woolen Mills, and high-tech boutique Brookstone, will be opening up shop at the complex within the next few months. Brookstone  has… Continue Reading Promenade Shops to welcome three new vendors

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Great Republic opens at The Broadmoor

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The Broadmoor hotel has a new retail shop. Called The Great Republic, the shop specializes in historical memorabilia, including rare flags, exceptional period maps, unique Americana and vintage British Empire and American sporting antiques and collectibles. It’s one of 26 shops on The Broadmoor property, which is a five-star, five-diamond resort hotel in Colorado Springs.… Continue Reading Great Republic opens at The Broadmoor

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Kum & Go abandons plans for Old Colorado City

Following a firestorm of criticism and a grassroots effort to stop the sale, the Kum & Go convenience store chain has canceled its plans to purchase the Discover Goodwill property in Old Colorado City between 23rd Street and 24th Street. The company originally agreed to purchase the property to build one of its large gas… Continue Reading Kum & Go abandons plans for Old Colorado City

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Miracle Method relocating HQ in Springs

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A local bathtub, tile and countertop surface refinishing company has announced that in September it will relocate its national headquarters to Colorado Springs. Miracle Method Surface Refinishing will move next month into its larger space near the intersection of Garden of the Gods Road and 30th Street from its current location at 5020 Mark Dabling… Continue Reading Miracle Method relocating HQ in Springs

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Couple to open local Smashburger franchise

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A local couple has announced their plans to open Colorado Springs’ third Smashburger restaurant in Colorado Springs this September. The first two stores in the Springs are owned by the Smashburger corporation; this will be the first locally owned franchise. Lucas and Allyson Farnham, who opened a Black Bear Diner franchise in the Springs in… Continue Reading Couple to open local Smashburger franchise

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Study: Millennials spend more in stores, not online

While Internet stores seem to be getting all the attention, shoppers spend their money in brick-and-mortar stores – and that includes the Internet generation, according to a survey from the NPD Group. The new report, “Winning the Fight for Millennial Shoppers,” 81 percent of Millennials’ retail spending is in stores, and only 19 percent shop… Continue Reading Study: Millennials spend more in stores, not online

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The city of Colorado Springs is stepping up its presence downtown — with more police, better focus on homeless services and the possibility of a police substation downtown on Tejon Street. “It’s not finalized, but we’re really looking hard to have space downtown,” said Colorado Springs Police Commander Pat Rigdon. That would be in the… Continue Reading Police want permanent presence downtown

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Manitou digs out from flood, mud

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Manitou digs out from flood, mud

Tuesday should have been the pinnacle of 12 years of hard work for Manitou Springs artist Charles Rockey. It was to have been his last day preparing a book including more than 300 pieces of his artwork — with stories to accompany them. For more than a decade he’s been working on the book, titled… Continue Reading Manitou digs out from flood, mud

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Alley arts project making leap from plan to progress

A couple of years ago, a few downtowners got together and started talking about renovating the alleys of the city’s core, making them more pedestrian-friendly with new pavement, paint and lighting, transforming them from stinky backstreet vagabond thoroughfares into bright, artistic retail and dining corridors. They made a plan, which began like a lot of… Continue Reading Alley arts project making leap from plan to progress

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Bass Pro opening Nov. 14; Copper Ridge in progress

The Copper Ridge at Northgate retail development is taking shape and attracting more investors as anchor store Bass Pro Shops finishes up construction, according to developer Gary Erickson. Bass Pro anticipates the opening of its 117,000-square-foot store on Nov. 14, and Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern is in the first phase of construction, Erickson said,… Continue Reading Bass Pro opening Nov. 14; Copper Ridge in progress

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