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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court against the City of Colorado Springs, asking for an injunction of the new no-solicitation zone City Council approved Tuesday. The lawsuit claims that the amendment to the city’s solicitation ordinance violates First Amendment rights to free speech. The ACLU filed the… Continue Reading ACLU files suit over no-solicitation ordinance

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Colorado College, located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, is developing a long-term transportation plan and is seeking community comments. The public is invited to an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache La Poudre Street, for an overview of the college’s study planning process and… Continue Reading Colorado College seeks transportation plan comment

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A gallery and boutique will open Friday in the former Loveless Florist location at 120 E. Kiowa St. in downtown Colorado Springs. Continue Reading Gallery and boutique opening Friday in former Loveless Florist location

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Jussi and Shannon Saramaa created the Collection M jewelry line, which features high-end, fresh-water pearls from Scandanavia.
But until Koru and Company popped up at 224 N. Tejon St., they hadn’t found an opportunity to sell their jewelry locally. Continue Reading Koru Street pops up, offering space to local entrepreneurs

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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company will begin work this week on a brewery extension at the north end of its building. The 1,200-square-foot addition to the building, which should be finished by March, will double Phantom’s brewing capacity as well as grow its business operation. The building addition will be topped with a second-floor outdoor patio… Continue Reading Phantom Canyon expanding building, beer distribution

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Plans are afoot to replace aging storefronts along the 400-block of South Nevada Avenue with a mixed-use development of apartments and retail. Continue Reading Apartments planned for South Nevada Ave.

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The Colorado Springs City Council voted 8-to-1 Tuesday to ban panhandling downtown. City Attorney Chris Melcher redrafted the ordinance after requests from Councilors to include Acacia Park and the sidewalk in front of the library on Cascade Avenue. Those areas were originally omitted from the zone because Melcher worried they would be considered public forums.… Continue Reading City Council bans panhandling downtown

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Veterans Day celebrations and commemorations are planned for Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 in the Springs. Veterans from across the region will take to the Colorado Springs downtown streets Saturday to celebrate Veterans Day. The Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 10. The parade will proceed down Tejon Street, starting… Continue Reading Veterans Day commemorations planned for downtown and UCCS

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Panhandling ordinance gets first reading Nov. 13

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The Colorado Springs City Council will take up the “no soliticitation zone’ ordinance at its Nov. 13 formal meeting. The ordinance will prohibit panhandling downtown and in Acacia Park, if it passes City Council. The city attorney was asked by Council to present options for addressing solicitation downtown and on the Westside on Oct. 8.… Continue Reading Panhandling ordinance gets first reading Nov. 13

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Amy Stretmater doesn’t waste time. She went to a craft show the day she arrived after moving to Colorado Springs from Chicago in September. A few weeks later she had a lease signed and now she has a pop-up holiday shop at 224 N. Tejon St. Her Koru & Company features items from her own… Continue Reading Downtown pop-up shop selling diverse holiday gifts

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