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The Wits End Comedy Club is planned to open in the in the space formerly occupied by the longtime west side gay nightclub, Hide N’ Seek, at 508 W. Colorado Ave. Kevin Murphy of Murphy Constructors, which recently completed a $450,000 upgrade to the building, said plans for a new kitchen for the comedy club… Continue Reading Comedy club to fill former Hide N’ Seek space

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There will be no charge for on-street parking in downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City on Saturdays throughout December. The free parking is expected to cost the city $27,200 in uncollected meter money, but city officials reason that the free parking will bolster shopping traffic and in turn boost sales tax revenue.

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National women’s sportswear retailer Title Nine will move into the longtime vacant downtown retail space next to Terra Verde this spring. The storefront, at 210 N. Tejon St., has sat empty for more than three years. The space, along with Terra Verde’s, was once home to the Chinook Book Shop, but when Chinook went out… Continue Reading Title Nine to fill longtime empty space next to Terra Verde

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Young professionals in Colorado Springs don’t have a very bright outlook about the future of their careers here. Results from a joint survey [800Kb pdf] between The Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. and the Colorado Springs Young Professionals show young up-and-comers believe there’s a lack of professional career opportunities in Colorado Springs. Even though 58… Continue Reading Young professionals all dressed up with no where to go

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Put that in your kettle

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The Salvation Army announced today that it has received a $100,000 Daniels Fund grant to support The Salvation Army’s R.J. Montgomery New Hope Center, the organization’s downtown homeless shelter at 709 S. Sierra Madre St. “This gift will enable us to continue services to those most in need in Colorado Springs,” said Major Don Gilger,… Continue Reading Put that in your kettle

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Thanksgiving bus service

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Mountain Metropolitan Transit will operate the fixed-route Mountain Metro and paratransit Metro Mobility on the following schedule for Thanksgiving: Nov. 22 – Sunday service Nov. 23 – Regular Friday service Holiday bus service is available because of the passage of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority. The Front Range Express and the Free Downtown Shuttle… Continue Reading Thanksgiving bus service

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Parkinson’s support event at the FAC

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Wine tasting, snacks, live music, and a celebrity autograph table will all be part of a Jeanne Taylor Parkinson’s Disease Support Group silent auction benefit next week. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7th at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Auction items include two roundtrip tickets to any… Continue Reading Parkinson’s support event at the FAC

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Downtown shuttle stays, bus fares to increase

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City Council decided last night to forego a proposal to cut 14,000 hours of municipal bus service, which means, among other things, that the free downtown shuttle will remain in operation. Officials had planned to cut $1.3 million of expenses from the city’s bus service budget to cover a revenue shortfall. The downtown shuttle service… Continue Reading Downtown shuttle stays, bus fares to increase

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The free downtown shuttle service could come to an end early next year. The city’s public transportation arm, Mountain Metropolitan Transit, had planned to pay for the shuttle’s operation cost starting in 2008, but proposed 2008 public transportation cuts to cover a $1.3 million budget shortfall include eliminating the shuttle service. Proponents of the free… Continue Reading Downtown shuttle service on the chopping block

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525 more downtown parking spaces

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Downtown shoppers and workers will have 525 more parking spaces when the expanded City Administration Building Parking Garage opens this month. The garage, at the southwest corner of Nevada and Colorado avenues, is scheduled to open 11 a.m. Oct. 24. The public garage was expanded from 1,099 parking spaces to 1,624. The expansion also includes… Continue Reading 525 more downtown parking spaces

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