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Einstein’s bagels moving in downtown

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Einstein Bros. Bagels has signed a 10-year lease in the former Mrs. Field’s Cookies location at 32 North Tejon Street. The company has started renovating the location and is expected to open at the end of this year, said First Properties’ Rich Walker, who brokered the deal. The new bagel restaurant will be located at… Continue Reading Einstein’s bagels moving in downtown

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Trendy back-alley businesses bring bucks downtown

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Something trendy and sophisticated lurks in Colorado Springs’ grungy alleyways. Continue Reading Trendy back-alley businesses bring bucks downtown

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University of Phoenix to open downtown location

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The University of Phoenix is opening offices in downtown Colorado Springs. The private, for-profit university opened its new location in the Springs to increase educational opportunities and be accessible to workers downtown, according to a release from the University. “Downtown is really the center of the business community,” said David Smythe, campus college chair for… Continue Reading University of Phoenix to open downtown location

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Braxton’s owner, The O’Neil Group, is buying the building at 6 N. Tejon St. and plans to move the defense software company and its 80 employees there. Continue Reading Braxton Technologies moving into former Chase building

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To highlight the city’s role in the upcoming USA Pro Cycling Challenge, downtown Colorado Springs will soon be flying 30 colorful banners that depict a racing cyclist. The Downtown Partnership will also feature a mural of a racer on the west side of the Alamo building. The Springs will host the prologue stage of the… Continue Reading Downtown banners will tout USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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After 25 years in business, Mrs. Fields cookie shop in downtown Colorado Springs at the corner of Tejon and Kiowa streets is going out of business. Its last day will be Monday. Owner Bill Ross said the downtown business climate just isn’t what it used to be. “The reason we’re leaving is the same reason… Continue Reading Mrs. Fields cookies closing

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No identity yet in downtown suicide

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Colorado Springs police have not yet identified the man who  jumped to his death from a downtown building today. That information will likely be released tomorrow, police said. Police received 911 calls about 10 a.m. from multiple witnesses who said they saw a man either fall or jump from the 12-story Alamo Building at 102 S.… Continue Reading No identity yet in downtown suicide

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Sitting idle: Parking Enterprise’s $1 million

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In 2005, the city of Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority and the John Q. Hammons company signed a statement of intent to build and operate a 250-room Embassy Suites hotel near America the Beautiful Park. As part of the deal, the city’s Parking Enterprise agreed to pony up $3.1 million to build… Continue Reading Sitting idle: Parking Enterprise’s $1 million

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Shortly after the Colorado Springs was platted by Gen. William Palmer, our city’s original developer, he began to improve the then-desolate town site. Contemporary photographs show a barren stretch of plain, its monotony relieved only by a few wooden shacks. Palmer, so the story goes, sent boys down to the banks of Monument Creek, where… Continue Reading Too many parking lots, too few cottonwoods in downtown

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Downtown Colorado Springs this week will see the return of a veteran business owner and a new look for a landmark. Home Lighting at 624 N. Tejon St. will close for a day and re-open as At Home, a lighting and home products center. The change comes as former owner, Jim Walters, who continued to work… Continue Reading Home Lighting undergoing ownership, name change

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