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Second-hand clothing store to open in Briargate

Plato’s Closet, a second-hand store that caters to teens and young adults, is slated to open on North Academy Boulevard March 1. That’s when it will open to buy anyway, said franchisee Sharon Hoffstetter. It typically takes Plato’s Closet stores six to eight weeks to build up their inventories before they open to sell the… Continue Reading Second-hand clothing store to open in Briargate

Colorado Springs businessman and Briargate developer C. Lewis “Lew” Christensen passed away Dec. 24 after a long battle with cancer. Christensen was known by many in the Colorado Springs business community, most notably for his work on the Briargate and Peregrine communities. After finishing service in the U.S. Air Force, Christensen went to work for… Continue Reading Briargate developer Christensen dies

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New owners of the popular Westside Mexican restaurant Amanda’s Fonda have backed out of a plan to open a downtown location but still have plans to open a number of restaurants along the Front Range, including one at the former Village Inn restaurant at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. Businessman Rick Holland, who owns the restaurant… Continue Reading Amanda’s Fonda owner opts for Briargate over downtown

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My Big Fat Greek Restaurant is opening in the long-empty Macaroni Grill location on North Academy. The building at 7605 North Academy Boulevard has been shuttered for more than a year and opened Thursday night for friends and family in its new incarnation. The restaurant’s public opening will be this Monday, Aug. 8. My Big… Continue Reading Greek restaurant opens in empty Briargate location

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