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Promenade Shops sold to national investor

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Promenade Shops sold to national investor

In a hushed real estate deal, an Illinois-based investment group purchased the high-end and successful Promenade Shops at Briargate in August for more than $96 million. “I have been thinking on and off for five years about this particular asset,” said Andrew Miller, president and CEO of Miller Capital Advisory Inc., which co-owns Skokie, Ill.-based… Continue Reading Promenade Shops sold to national investor

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Goodbye banking, hello new business

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Goodbye banking, hello new business

Five years ago, Eric Tuskind left behind a career as a bank vice president and started a career in something entirely different. Massage therapy. Business at Elements Therapeutic Massage has been so good, he opened his second franchise studio in Colorado Springs. The grand opening takes place Friday, Sept. 27, at 9475 Briar Village Point.… Continue Reading Goodbye banking, hello new business

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Rutledge’s plans expansion, renovation

Longtime downtown clothier Rutledge’s is preparing to expand both its shop space and product offerings within the next month, according the building owner and proprietor. Construction is scheduled to begin within the next week to restore the historic Perkins Shearer building at 102 N. Tejon St. to its original layout, said Jerry Rutledge, who runs… Continue Reading Rutledge’s plans expansion, renovation

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Zeezo’s owners buy building, plan October opening

The owners of downtown Colorado Springs costume and novelty shop Zeezo’s finalized  their purchase of the historic Bryan & Scott Jewelers building at 112 N. Tejon St. earlier this month. Mark and Jessica Modeer, who currently run Zeezo’s a few doors down at 104 N. Tejon St., closed the $1.265-million real estate transaction at 12:30… Continue Reading Zeezo’s owners buy building, plan October opening

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Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

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Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

Fewer Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to information from the National Retail Federation’s annual Halloween spending survey. According to the report, nearly 158 million consumers will participate in the holiday, slightly less than the record-high of 170 million last year. And those celebrating will spend less – an average of $75.03 on… Continue Reading Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

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Get a smile with your sandwich at market

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Get a smile with your sandwich at market

The Little Market and Deli at Willamette and Prospect streets in Colorado Springs is like coming home. It’s comfortable, warm and welcoming. As the front door jingles open, a voice shouts out the visitor’s name along with a greeting. Terry Buterbaugh wants a homemade Polish sausage sandwich, and he gets one at $5.29. “This place… Continue Reading Get a smile with your sandwich at market

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At its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 28, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority board approved the Copper Ridge Redevelopment Plan on a narrow 5-3 vote. Of the nine active urban renewal projects approved by CSURA, Copper Ridge is easily the most controversial. City Council originally approved the plan in 2010, but deferred action on… Continue Reading Urban Renewal revisits Copper Ridge plan

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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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