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Some Colorado Springs postal employees were left frustrated and with no answers about the future of their jobs when the U.S. Postal Service announced this week that it would shut down the Springs mail processing center at Union and Fountain boulevards. The U.S. Postal Service said, after five months of study, that it would close… Continue Reading Springs postal processing center to close; 250 employees affected

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Baby boomers mean big business for El Paso County

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El Paso County baby boomers could mean big business for those who figure out how to market and create new products and services for the generation with spending power. “There has been abuzz over the last few years about business and boomers,” said Brent Green, CEO of Brent Green & Associates and an expert in… Continue Reading Baby boomers mean big business for El Paso County

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More than 100 people showed up to Mayor Steve Bach’s town hall meeting at the Penrose Library Wednesday to talk about how to revitalize downtown. Ideas included creating an Olympics museum, building a Sky Sox stadium, adding high-speed rail, offering more housing options and improving access from Interstate 25. Bach used the opportunity to reiterate… Continue Reading Town hall meeting attendees dream big for downtown

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Defense Co. TechWise makes move downtown

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Colorado Springs defense contractor TechWise is moving its headquarters to downtown Colorado Springs. Continue Reading Defense Co. TechWise makes move downtown

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Toni & Guy Academy plans move to central Springs

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The Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy is moving from its far south Colorado Springs location into a three-story building at Union and Academy boulevards. The move allows the academy to double its space to nearly 18,000 square feet, and give the school a more campus-like feel, said Sandy Chandler, academy owner and director. The academy… Continue Reading Toni & Guy Academy plans move to central Springs

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Bass Pro Shops announced Wednesday that it has signed a letter of intent to open a 117,000-square-foot store at the planned 200-acre Copper Ridge retail development near North Gate Boulevard and Interstate 25. This is the first announcement developer Gary Erickson has made about the project since progress appeared to be stalled after El Paso County… Continue Reading With Bass Pro Shop, Copper Ridge springs back to life

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Vans to open official store at Chapel Hills

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The Chapel Hills Mall announced today that an official Vans store will begin construction on a 2,700-square foot space near J.C. Penney next week. Vans, an active footwear company, “is a leading lifestyle brand for today’s youth,” according to a press release from the mall. This will be the first official Vans store in Colorado… Continue Reading Vans to open official store at Chapel Hills

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Technology startup Oscium, which has ties to Colorado Springs, is grabbing national attention and being hailed as a company with a product that could change the world of electronics. Continue Reading Competition could put Springs, oscilloscope device, in technological limelight

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Mayor hosts town hall meeting about downtown

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Mayor Steve Bach will host his first town hall meeting to discuss his vision for downtown Colorado Springs and upcoming downtown events and festivals tonight. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Public Library at 20 N. Cascade Ave. The mayor’s chief of economic development, Steve Cox, will… Continue Reading Mayor hosts town hall meeting about downtown

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Mining Exchange hotel now taking reservations

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The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel scheduled to open downtown this spring, announced today that it is now accepting reservations for June 1 and beyond. The hotel has been accepting group and event reservations for two weeks, but just started allowing individual online room reservations today. Hotel management expects to open the doors in… Continue Reading Mining Exchange hotel now taking reservations

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