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Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series about downtown Colorado Springs revitalization. The first story listed dream projects for downtown. The second story explored the barriers keeping those dreams from becoming reality, and this story looks at recent successful projects and policy changes. Many who have participated in downtown redevelopment discussions during… Continue Reading Downtown’s bright spots break barriers

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New auction house, consignment shop open downtown

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Two businesses are opening this month under the Colorado Avenue bridge at 109 S. Sierra Madre St. Mary Beth Cipoletti is opening Auction House 109 in the the former location of  Ross Auction, which moved seven blocks down the street about a year ago. Auction House 109 will also include a high-end consignment shop, called  Little… Continue Reading New auction house, consignment shop open downtown

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‘Barriers’ block downtown redevelopment

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Ideas about how to make downtown Colorado Springs a lively, fun, beautiful and enticing place for residents and tourists alike has been at the center of city discussions piece for more than 30 years. Continue Reading ‘Barriers’ block downtown redevelopment

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Downtown dreams still struggle toward reality

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This is the first in a three-part series about downtown Colorado Springs.
This first story explores ideas about downtown rejuvenation. The following two stories will examine barriers to downtown growth and opportunities for overcoming them. Continue Reading Downtown dreams still struggle toward reality

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Mayor Steve Bach today unveiled new initiatives and announced the creation of several new positions, including a new chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, fire chief, parks director and chief of economic vitality and innovation. Former Cheyenne Mountain Resort General Manager Laura Neumann will be Bach’s new chief of staff, and former chief of… Continue Reading Mayor shakes up city staff, adds positions, creates initiatives

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Downtown shop to close

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A downtown shop owner has decided to close her doors once and for all. Jeanne Galvin closed her Mt. Tejon shop downtown in the early spring and reopened in the same location before the start of the summer season as Tillie & Toad. Her clothing and consignment business didn’t catch on the way she wanted.… Continue Reading Downtown shop to close

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Survey to gauge desire for downtown apartments

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DHN Planning & Development is conducting research to decide whether to move forward with downtown apartments. DHN owner Dasey Nicklasson began circulating a survey earlier this month asking whether people who work downtown might want to live there too. She is considering building an apartment project within five or six blocks of Pikes Peak Avenue and… Continue Reading Survey to gauge desire for downtown apartments

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New owners of the popular Westside Mexican restaurant Amanda’s Fonda have backed out of a plan to open a downtown location but still have plans to open a number of restaurants along the Front Range, including one at the former Village Inn restaurant at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. Businessman Rick Holland, who owns the restaurant… Continue Reading Amanda’s Fonda owner opts for Briargate over downtown

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The Downtown Partnership and the Colorado Springs Police Department are teaming up to make downtown more inviting during the holiday season. Patrol officers will walk the streets four days a week and groups of volunteers called ambassadors will be on hand to answer shoppers’ questions about parking, gift buying and restaurants. Officers Barry Rizk and… Continue Reading Police and ‘ambassadors’ on downtown streets during holidays

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Einstein Bros. Bagels new location on a prominent downtown corner could be the first of several new locations in the Colorado Springs area. “Colorado Springs is an underdeveloped market for us, and we felt like it was a good time to expand in that area,” said Mike Ellis, executive vice president of franchise development. He… Continue Reading Einstein’s downtown shop could be the first of several

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