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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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Marco’s Pizza expands to Austin Bluffs

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The Marco’s Pizza franchise is expanding in Colorado Springs. The family that brought the authentic Italian-style recipe to Colorado Springs about a year and a half ago opened another location and will celebrate its grand opening at its new 4492 Austin Bluff Parkway location Oct. 1. The first Marco’s in Colorado Springs opened at 9420… Continue Reading Marco’s Pizza expands to Austin Bluffs

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Americans’ confidence falls off in August

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Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time. Despite an improving U.S. job and housing markets, consumer confidence fell to the lowest level it’s been since November 2011. The New York-based Conference Board says Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 60.6, down from a revised 65.4 in… Continue Reading Americans’ confidence falls off in August

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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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