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Boxing going suburban with franchise

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Ted Byer will open the first Title Boxing Club franchise in Colorado Springs on Nov. 4 at 4663 Centennial Blvd. Boxing has historically been a rough inner-city kind of sport. But the workout is increasingly gaining popularity and the trendy Title Boxing Club plans to open franchises around the country. “The mainstream really misses out… Continue Reading Boxing going suburban with franchise

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Retail sales increase in September

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Propelled by solid sales in clothing and electronics, retails sales in September provided a promising preview to the holiday shopping season, according to the National Retail Federation. September retail sales increased .4 percent from August and 2.1 percent from last year’s September sales. “In spite of the uncertainty and unease surrounding our nation’s high unemployment… Continue Reading Retail sales increase in September

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Sales tax in September rolled in at 10.56 percent more than at this time last year, the latest city sales and use tax report said. It was all about building materials, cars and commercial machines — industries that posted the highest month over month gains. Hotels took a hit, with the Lodger’s and Auto Rental… Continue Reading Sales and use tax collections see big jump in September

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Mooyah, a new burger chain based in Texas, wants to expand into the Colorado Springs market. The fast-casual burger restaurant is looking for people to run two to four Colorado Springs franchises, said Scott Adams, regional developer for Mooyah. The growing chain aims to open 34 new stores statewide, but most locations will likely be… Continue Reading Mooyah looking for franchisee to expand brand into Springs

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Maybe it’s true that every little girl wants to be a princess — at least that’s what they’re choosing for their Halloween costumes. But, when they grow up, they’re choosing to be a witch. This Halloween, American trick-or-treaters, party-goers and pampered pets will dress up as pumpkins, princesses, witches and vampires. And, they will spend… Continue Reading Little princess is No. 1 for kids’ Halloween costumes

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Old Chicago at the First and Main Town Center on Powers Boulevard will close for a few days to renovate its brand, menu and design. The restaurant will be closed Oct. 1-3 and is the third location in the United States to undergo the rebranding effort. The change is meant to re-emphasize the restaurant’s commitment… Continue Reading Old Chicago on Powers closes for renovations, rebranding

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New gallery opens across from Cottonwood

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Mardosz Fine Art Gallery will host a grand opening celebration on Sept. 14. The event marks the beginning of the new gallery that artist Chuck Mardosz and his wife Diana Love created on the southeastern edge of downtown. The two started looking for a spot where Mardosz could open his own gallery and sell his… Continue Reading New gallery opens across from Cottonwood

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Toys R Us gets into the tablet computer game

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Toys R Us plans to launch its own tablet computer aimed at children called Tabeo on Oct. 21, a low-priced entry into the increasingly crowded tablet business. The news comes ahead of the holiday season, which can account for up to 40 percent of retailers’ annual sales. Toys R Us has focused on exclusive toys… Continue Reading Toys R Us gets into the tablet computer game

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Two local restaurant and bar owners were fed up with the high percentage of profits they paid to deal-of-the-day sites like LivingSocial and Groupon. So they launched a local alternative aimed at being a good deal for the businesses that use it. LiveOnLocal.com will only feature restaurant deals in the Colorado Springs area and the… Continue Reading LiveOnLocal site creates a better deal for businesses

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Every year when summer tourists come to visit the Pikes Peak region, they shop and stay in Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and Woodland Park. So it’s easy to imagine what happens to businesses when they don’t come. The Waldo Canyon fire made national and international headlines when it forced the evacuation of Manitou Springs… Continue Reading Lost summer: Retailers counting losses after summer season dashed by fire

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