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Museums could provide anchor

A fancy baseball stadium could be the major downtown anchor needed to kick revitalization efforts into high gear. But it’s not the only possibility on the drawing board. At the same time the city of Colorado Springs launched a survey to judge community sentiment about moving the Sky Sox minor-league baseball team into a new… Continue Reading Museums could provide anchor

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The owners of Zeezo’s, a popular costume and magic shop downtown, have a contract to buy the historic Bryan & Scott Jewelers building located a couple doors to the north at 112 N. Tejon St. Zeezo’s owner Mark Modeer and his wife have been leasing their current location at 104 N. Tejon St. for almost… Continue Reading Zeezo’s wants Bryan & Scott building downtown

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The Sky Sox baseball team has agreed to participate in a city-sponsored study to see whether building a downtown stadium for the minor-league team could work. “We’re very happy where we are now and we had no plans to move,” Sky Sox general manager Tony Ensor said. He said the city came to him and asked… Continue Reading City studying feasibility of moving Sky Sox downtown

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Get the downtown lowdown on May 16

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The Downtown Partnership will host the first of what it says will be many update meetings Thursday morning from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday May 16 at the Tim Gill Center at 315 E. Costilla St. The Partnership, which is funded by the Downtown Business Improvement District and the Downtown Development Authority, aims to… Continue Reading Get the downtown lowdown on May 16

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Curbside Cuisine just signed a lease on 225 N. Nevada Ave. The lease provides a permanent downtown location for food trucks, which serve as mobile kitchens and restaurants. Colorado Springs Urban Intervention, best known for reducing traffic to one lane each direction to experiment with creating more pedestrian space on Pikes Peak Avenue last fall,… Continue Reading Food trucks to have permanent parking place dowtown

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Gasoline Alley grill to open at end of April

(Published 1:15 p.m. April 5, 2013) Contractors are working to transform the front of popular downtown night club Gasoline Alley into a walk-up grill. The restaurant should be open within three weeks, said co-owner Kathy Guadagnoli.  The grill is part of a remodel that moved the performance stage to the back of the space and added… Continue Reading Gasoline Alley grill to open at end of April

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Mayor Steve Bach announced at his press conference today that he has assembled another team of community leaders concerned with a downtown renaissance to talk about what the city can do to encourage developers and build enthusiasm about the area. “Downtown is the heart of the city,” Bach said. “Successful cities have strong downtowns. And… Continue Reading Mayor assembles another team to talk about downtown renaissance

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Arts could boost downtown development

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Arts could boost downtown development

Fresh out of college in 1973, Maryo Gard Ewell worked with New Haven, Conn. city leaders to try to create an arts district in a sullen and deserted part of the city that fell victim to 1960s urban renewal policies that replaced historic buildings with parking lots. She was a bit ahead of her time,… Continue Reading Arts could boost downtown development

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Downtowners to discuss arts, culture

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In keeping with national trends, Colorado Springs could utilize its arts, culture and creative class to build a stronger sense of community and — along with it — a stronger economy downtown. Downtown, arts and area leaders will discuss creative place-making and using arts and culture to develop a stronger downtown economy in a special… Continue Reading Downtowners to discuss arts, culture

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Two interesting and apparently unrelated news items surfaced on Tuesday. Susan Edmonson will become the CEO of the Downtown Partnership. After 141 years, The Gazette no longer will be printed in Colorado Springs. The latter comes as no surprise. It has been clear for years that The Gazette’s 32-year-old presses needed to be scrapped. As… Continue Reading Downtown news could lead to solutions, and a ballpark

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