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Businessman visits the city’s homeless camps

7. December 2009

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It was a cold weekend – about as cold as it ever gets in Colorado Springs. Today is no exception. Driving to work this morning from the west side, creeping down Colorado Avenue, I was mad at the weather and feeling slightly sorry for myself.  What happened to summer?  What happened to springing out of bed a […]

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Bargain-hunters looking at Chase building

3. December 2009

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Looks as if the JP Morgan Chase building at Pikes Peak and Tejon won’t be sitting forlornly on the market for $56 per square foot for too much longer. One of the bigger players in the local real estate market sent me this email: “…coincidentally, I’m in the process of putting a group together to […]

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The Springs’ real estate school of hard knocks

2. December 2009

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In Colorado Springs, commercial real estate markets move in predictable cycles. We get a decade or so of prosperity, as rents rise steadily and prices follow.  New entrants flood into the markets, brokers show up for work, answer their phones, write offers, collect commissions and move on to the next deal. Owners cackle with glee as their […]

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USA Swimming offers $5,000 to help keep pools open

1. December 2009

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A couple of hours ago, we noted in a previous blog that it would be appropriate for the USOC, as a gesture to the community, to contribute to the fundraising effort effort led by councilmember Sean Paige which is aimed at, among other things, keeping the municipal swimming pools open next summer. Haven’t heard from the […]

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A PR opportunity for the USOC

1. December 2009

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Even my pals, The Coffee Shop Geezers, occasionally come up with worthwhile insights, despite their advanced age(s) and incipient senile dementia. So it was yesterday, when one of ‘em offered these sour thoughts on the USOC. “The USOC is loathed in this community, just loathed,” said Mr. X. “They’ve never really been involved in the […]

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