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Retail on a roll: Area commercial parks approach build-out

Retail on a roll: Area commercial parks approach build-out

Southern Coloradans with a little extra money to burn should take note: Several long-established chains, locally owned businesses and area newcomers are maneuvering to take advantage of the area’s growth and spending power. Developers and management related to some of the busiest centers of commerce around the city say business is good, and continued growth… Continue Reading Retail on a roll: Area commercial parks approach build-out

Museums, arenas shine if done right

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For a good chunk of February, a driving vacation took me back to my roots, visiting Arkansas and coming back through Texas, seeing family and friends at various stops. But though this trip wasn’t about work, I couldn’t avoid noticing some tourist attractions along the way, especially how they might relate to what’s going on… Continue Reading Museums, arenas shine if done right

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Downtown momentum picks up steam

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By some measures, the Downtown Partnership’s progress report last week to the local business community might have come across as lacking in immediate news value. Granted, there were no blockbuster headlines created by the periodic event known as the “Downtown Lowdown,” happening this time at Centennial Hall and taking full advantage of El Paso County’s… Continue Reading Downtown momentum picks up steam

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C4C event to discuss involvement of arts community

The City for Champions organization has scheduled a community arts forum Tuesday, Feb. 17, at which to provide updates on the four C4C projects and explore the creative sector’s involvement. During the event, scheduled from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Studio Bee of the Pikes Peak Center, those involved will discuss with the audience ways… Continue Reading C4C event to discuss involvement of arts community

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Award-winning architect David Tryba to lead jury for 17th annual art exhibit

David Tryba, FAIA, has been selected as the lead juror for the 2015-2016 Art on the Streets exhibit in Colorado Springs. Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery. The Founder of Tryba Architects, a firm with… Continue Reading Award-winning architect David Tryba to lead jury for 17th annual art exhibit

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Downtown survey results released

Words that best describe what people want to see downtown Colorado Springs include vibrant, clean, safe, welcoming, friendly. Wednesday morning, the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs revealed the results of an online survey completed recently by 1,100 persons in the region. Respondents said they want new businesses to fill the vacant storefronts, they think downtown… Continue Reading Downtown survey results released

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Working downtown: What would grandma say?

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Working downtown: What would grandma say?

Grandma Halter taught me to feel fortunate for the things I was afforded — often while clipping coupons and humming some unidentifiable Irish folk song. I was recently reminded of that lesson when the Business Journal management told employees that this fall it will move the CSBJ offices from the perch at Platte Avenue and… Continue Reading Working downtown: What would grandma say?

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Retirement doesn’t mean less love for downtown

Jacque Stanley loves downtown Colorado Springs. For years it has given her photographs, good times and a livelihood. As a teenager, Stanley made her first traffic court appearance at what is now the Pioneers Museum; she had a first date at Poor Richard’s with the man who would become her husband; and she has worked… Continue Reading Retirement doesn’t mean less love for downtown

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In & Out Gyros was robbed three times, allegedly by the same person, in just two weeks. It’s hardly in a remote area, with a prominent location at 36 E. Bijou St., but the mom-and-pop Mediterranean deli has had a hard time seeing its place secure. “The cops don’t make me feel very safe, given… Continue Reading Crime still an issue downtown as CSPD moves in

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Urban renewal! It’s what we all want, isn’t it? Imagine new structures replacing blighted areas of southwest downtown, a gleaming new city arising from the abandoned buildings, potholed streets, cracked sidewalks and decaying warehouses of downtown’s forgotten zone. Aren’t you glad that the city, the state, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority and downtown property… Continue Reading Tejon’s energy shows how downtown can develop

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