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Hyacinth’s Boutique and Spa is preparing to move into vacant space on the struggling block of Bijou Street between Tejon Street and Cascade Avenue. The block endured a hard winter during which time two restaurant closed, a photography shop moved out and no leases were signed. Claudine Malcolm-Telley plans to open her business at 24 E.… Continue Reading Spa and boutique going in on quiet downtown street

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Downtown advocates know that one of the primary ingredients for revitalization is residential development, but apartments are going up everywhere around the city except in the urban core. Continue Reading Developers opting not to build apartments downtown

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Pikes Peak Chocolate and Ice Cream in Manitou Springs opened its second shop earlier this month in downtown Colorado Springs. Owner, Laura Thomason, opened the first store five years ago. “She was looking to open another location,” said Rose Rozell, the store manager at Colorado Springs location. “With Manitou being so small, she didn’t want… Continue Reading Manitou chocolate and ice cream shop makes a go downtown

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Alleys around the world have bad reputations to live down. And those in Colorado Springs are no exception. The Downtown Partnership aims to transform Colorado Springs’ alleys, two of them to start, from smelly, dirty places where the homeless sleep and garbage stacks up to comfortable pathways from parking to downtown filled with art and… Continue Reading Downtown kicking around ideas for Alley Arts District

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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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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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When the wildly popular Springs Cupcake Truck parks its operation in a permanent location at 3 E. Bijou St. next week, it could bring new life to a downtown block that has been quickly dying. Cake Crumbs, the Denver bakery that created the Springs Cupcake Truck, which gained local and national attention last year when… Continue Reading Will cupcake truck’s downtown move drive business?

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Chick-fil-A selling in downtown kiosk

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When Andrew Jones bought into the Chick-fil-A franchise at the Citadel Mall four months ago, he started hearing from business people downtown that they loved the food, but just weren’t conveniently located. “I heard that and I thought – well, we need to figure out how to make it convenient,” Jones said. So the quick… Continue Reading Chick-fil-A selling in downtown kiosk

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