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Mayor Steve Bach spent 15 fast-paced minutes expounding on his favorite recent priorities, City for Champions and stormwater, in his keynote speech Wednesday morning at the Downtown Partnership’s 16th annual Breakfast with the Mayor. Addressing a record crowd for the event of about 400 at the Antlers Hilton, Bach implored the audience to embrace the… Continue Reading Downtown Partnership honors innovators; Bach pushes familiar themes

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Downtown Partnership updates progress

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The Downtown Partnership is growing to match increasing enthusiasm about a downtown renaissance. The organization, funded by the Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Business Improvement District, will move on May 18, said Susan Edmondson, partnership president and CEO. Its address will remain 111 S. Tejon St., but will change from suite 309 to 404 for… Continue Reading Downtown Partnership updates progress

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The Downtown Partnership and Colorado Springs Urban Intervention will host two webinars on walkable neighborhoods and public food markets at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media Thursday. The first webinar explores how Buena Vista intentionally built a walkable community, connecting residential development with workplaces and schools, as well as the arts and outdoor recreation.… Continue Reading Webinars aim to spark downtown walkability and food market discussions

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Two Southern Colorado men’s and women’s basketball rivals will meet in a doubleheader to raise money for the for the redevelopment of the City Auditorium. In the event dubbed the “Downtown Classic” the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will face off against Colorado State University-Pueblo Jan. 5 in the City Auditorium. The event will raise… Continue Reading UCCS, CSU Pueblo basketball games to raise money for City Auditorium

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Ron Butlin stepped down as the executive director of the Downtown Partnership Wednesday. He has been at the organization’s helm since 2008 and staff credit him with leading efforts to craft the new downtown form-based code, organizing downtown celebrations and implementing streetscape improvements. “It’s been a pleasure to collaborate with the diverse business people, philanthropists… Continue Reading Butlin resigns as director of Downtown Partnership

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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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