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Two new bars are preparing to open downtown, this time, without controversy. Supernova, a bar and arcade with vintage video games, announced plans to open at 111 E. Boulder St.  Whiskey Dick’s will open at 26 E. Kiowa St., where Conscious Table closed down earlier this summer. The new establishments didn’t have to go through… Continue Reading New establishments coming in downtown with restaurant licenses

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Retailers should target mobile apps to parents

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Retailers making plans for mobile applications and texting coupons should know that new research shows parents with children under 18 are more likely than other adults to use their mobile devices to shop, find coupons and locate stores. That’s the news from a poll of 2,262 adults by Placecast.com, an online research site. “As brand… Continue Reading Retailers should target mobile apps to parents

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Springs Orleans might expand to both coasts

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Downtown restaurant Springs Orleans could soon become the flagship of a new national chain. Continue Reading Springs Orleans might expand to both coasts

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Even though they began shopping for back-to-school items early this year, there’s still a long list of school supplies to shop for, according to a National Retail Federation Survey. According to the NRF, the average family has only completed 40 percent of their shopping. Overall, back-to-school sales are expected to reach $83.8 billion – a… Continue Reading Back-to-school shopping season to reach $83.8 billion

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Medical marijuana ads under attack in Denver

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Free joints! Cheap weed! Come on down! Marijuana advertising in Denver can be shockingly aggressive, with psychedelic billboards and sign wavers promoting potent weed and an affordable high. But in-your-face advertising messages in Colorado’s largest city look like they’re on their way out after the city council voted 13-0 to ban outdoor advertising for medical… Continue Reading Medical marijuana ads under attack in Denver

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Firehouse Subs opens first Springs location

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Firehouse Subs is opening its first restaurant in Colorado Springs Monday at 7543 N. Academy Boulevard. The company features sub sandwiches in a firehouse setting based on the founders’ 200 years of firefighting heritage. The new location is decorated with local firefighter memorabilia donated by the Colorado Springs and Castle Rock fire departments. Every Firehouse… Continue Reading Firehouse Subs opens first Springs location

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Scooters to open N. Academy location

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Scooter’s Coffeehouse opened a Colorado Springs location at 4296 N. Academy Blvd.   The coffee and yogurt chain has 90 stores in seven states and is headquartered in Omaha, Neb. It’s the chain’s first location in Colorado Springs. While some stores are drive-through only, the Springs location – which is open now – offers both… Continue Reading Scooters to open N. Academy location

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Freddy’s opens second Springs location

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Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers continued its expansion into Colorado Springs this week when it opened its second store in the city at 5825 Stetson Hills Parkway. The store was one of four Freddy’s opened in Colorado within the last eight days, which doubled the number of  the chain restaurants in the state. The Colorado… Continue Reading Freddy’s opens second Springs location

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Gentry’s Flowers moving out of downtown

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Gentry’s Flowers, in downtown Colorado Springs, is moving. Owner Marie McPherson said she is packing up the shop, 225 E. Pikes Peak Ave., this week. McPherson said she hopes to be relocated to a newer north by the end of the year. “But, in the meantime I did not want customers to think I was… Continue Reading Gentry’s Flowers moving out of downtown

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McDonald’s is rolling out a new low-calorie menu in Colorado. The fast food chain will introduce its “Favorites under 400 calories” in Colorado locations and drive-thrus. The menu is planned for a national rollout, but will begin in Colorado, according to a release from McDonald’s. The menu features regular McDonald’s meals that are fewer than… Continue Reading McDonald’s highlights lower-calorie meals on new menu

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