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Familiar name comes back to new bistro

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Familiar name comes back to new bistro

An Algerian crepe shop owner is on the verge of continuing a family food tradition in a historic downtown Colorado Springs structure. Wahid Hafsaoui, a 39-year-old native of Algiers, is putting the final touches on his new Couture’s Bistro, which should open in early November. The restaurant will be housed in the 6,800-square-foot former home… Continue Reading Familiar name comes back to new bistro

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Don’t forget Crowley’s theme

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Fred Crowley moved to Colorado Springs 15 years ago from the Northeast, ready in his late 40s to step away from his life as an economist. He arrived here in 1998, amid the best times for Colorado Springs and its local economy. Soon, Crowley was turning his planned early retirement into a second career, first… Continue Reading Don’t forget Crowley’s theme

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Council, commission to work together to solve stormwater issues

Both the El Paso County Commissioners and the Colorado Springs City Council have agreed to work together to solve the region’s stormwater issues. At its meeting yesterday, the commissioners approved a resolution about stormwater, just a week after the City Council approved an identical resolution. “City Council is pleased to be working in partnership with… Continue Reading Council, commission to work together to solve stormwater issues

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McGrath to exit COPPeR

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McGrath to exit COPPeR

Christina McGrath, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, will be leaving the organization by the end of the year. McGrath is engaged to an Air Force officer, and plans to move with him on his next assignment after they marry in December, she said in an email announcement about the… Continue Reading McGrath to exit COPPeR

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Art Hardware moving – but not far

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Art Hardware is moving to 119 E. Costilla Street. It is moving its retail store within the same building, just west on Costilla from the current location of 402 S. Nevada. The move will take place by mid-October. “This is a better layout of our overall operations,” said owner Don Foreman. “It’s going to be… Continue Reading Art Hardware moving – but not far

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Think positively. That’s the main message from Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management during the 17th annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum. Consumer confidence in the markets and the economy is growing – and continued growth means that the economy will continue it’s upward swing, he said. “For a long time, the world… Continue Reading Confidence key to continued economic recovery, Paulsen says

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Goodbye banking, hello new business

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Goodbye banking, hello new business

Five years ago, Eric Tuskind left behind a career as a bank vice president and started a career in something entirely different. Massage therapy. Business at Elements Therapeutic Massage has been so good, he opened his second franchise studio in Colorado Springs. The grand opening takes place Friday, Sept. 27, at 9475 Briar Village Point.… Continue Reading Goodbye banking, hello new business

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Rutledge’s plans expansion, renovation

Longtime downtown clothier Rutledge’s is preparing to expand both its shop space and product offerings within the next month, according the building owner and proprietor. Construction is scheduled to begin within the next week to restore the historic Perkins Shearer building at 102 N. Tejon St. to its original layout, said Jerry Rutledge, who runs… Continue Reading Rutledge’s plans expansion, renovation

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“To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome.” – Edgar Allan Poe, “To Helen” The ruins of ancient Rome have fascinated historians, poets and melancholy romantics for centuries. Since Edward Gibbons’ monumental “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” historians have focused upon the politics of decay and collapse. But before… Continue Reading Colorado Springs: A modern-day ancient Rome?

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Springs seed business is For The Birds

It’s a tasteful display of yard ornaments, figurines, bird baths, bird feeders and whimsy. It’s also a peaceful, serene garden with the calming sound of running water at every step. It’s a small business called This Place Is For The Birds. For The Birds is a retail store that primarily sells wild bird seed, but… Continue Reading Springs seed business is For The Birds

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