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Downtown survey results released

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

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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Art on the Streets – 16 years and going strong

Thursday marked the launch of downtown Colorado Springs’ 16th annual Art on the Streets program, displaying 11 large-scale installations in public spaces throughout the city’s core. “Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a year-long outdoor sculpture gallery,” according to a Downtown… Continue Reading Art on the Streets – 16 years and going strong

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Reception of Cimarron interchange is positive

During an open house at City Auditorium last week, a crowd of community members showed up to give the Colorado Department of Transportation input on plans to construct the long-awaited Interstate 25/Cimarron interchange, starting in 2015. The 55-year-old interchange has been under consideration for replacement since 1971. CDOT officials consequently studied scores of comment forms… Continue Reading Reception of Cimarron interchange is positive

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Inside a beautiful building called the Alta Club, which has been around 131 years as Salt Lake City’s version of our El Paso Club, three of the Utah capital’s most prominent leaders took turns talking about how they work so well together. Ralph Becker, the mayor of Salt Lake City, described working to keep smaller… Continue Reading Utah shows how Springs comes up short

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Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

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Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

Why are urban areas so enticing to start-ups, young professionals, and entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurship needs a hub, a place with close proximity to clients, competitors, and a density of people and resources. Downtowns across the country naturally become this center of activity because their traditional structure was built to foster business relationships and constant interaction, and… Continue Reading Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

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Every January, without fail, some intrepid reporters covering the state Legislature in Denver do a little digging and come up with a few interesting stories, based on a sampling of proposed bills that are beginning to work their way through the General Assembly. Sometimes those first stories come out before the right people even know… Continue Reading Later bar hours could work for Colorado

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