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More than 6,000 people braved a rainy Sunday evening to attend the People’s Pedal Party downtown in celebration of today’s big cycling event. “We had a terrific crowd – everyone from a 6-week old to an 85-year-old,” said Ron Butlin, executive director of the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership. The party was among several events during… Continue Reading 6,000 attend People’s Pedal Party to celebrate big race

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Johannes Hunter pulling out of downtown

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Johannes Hunter Jewelers will move from downtown Colorado Springs after 23 years in the heart of the city. The high-end jeweler is moving to University Village and will fill a retail storefront at 5182 N. Nevada Avenue, said store co-owner Linda Hunter. The store has been in its current location at 124 N. Tejon Street… Continue Reading Johannes Hunter pulling out of downtown

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Here’s a chance to capture 15 seconds of fame. The Downtown Partnership is filming a TV commercial for Rocky Mountain PBS and needs extras to appear in it. Cameras will be rolling at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, at Nosh restaurant, 121 S. Tejon Street, in Plaza of the Rockies. The Nosh patio needs to… Continue Reading Extras needed for Downtown Partnership TV commercial

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Southern California native Ron Butlin came to Colorado Springs as a result of two fortuitously linked hiring decisions, which he calls his two ‘biggest breaks.’ “In 1985, I was lucky enough to be hired by Wells Fargo in Orange County,” Butlin said, “and then I hired a guy named Jeff Smith to come work with… Continue Reading Ron Butlin: Eyes on a great downtown, heart for the great outdoors

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El Paso Corp. staying downtown

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Houston-based El Paso Corp. has renewed its lease of 211,000 square feet in the Colorado Square Building at 2 N. Nevada Ave. The news is the result of a coordinated effort by downtown development proponents to keep the company where it’s been located since 1994 after it announced plans to move north to Briargate earlier… Continue Reading El Paso Corp. staying downtown

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While the final numbers aren’t in,  ticket sales for this year’s Sunday on the Town event were “softer” than previous years. The annual event is billed as a chance to showcase downtown restaurants, retail and culture – as well as to raise money for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. This year, 21 restaurants offered samples of their cuisine and… Continue Reading Sunday on the Town attendance down

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More than 600 people are expected downtown for “Sunday on the Town,” on Sept. 13, an event that benefits the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. The event features the restaurants and shops of the downtown district – each restaurant puts out special fare for participants. “We leave it up to the restaurant,” said Denise Schall at the… Continue Reading Fifth annual “Sunday on the Town” to feature more music, art

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Art on the Streets

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The 11th annual Art on the Streets opens June 26, when 13 works will be officially introduced. There were a record 62 submission this year. Artwork in this year’s show represents the creative labor of artists from Colorado, Kansas, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Italy. “There’s no doubt in my mind this is going to be our… Continue Reading Art on the Streets

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