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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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A once-quiet downtown corner surrounded by warehouses and vacant lots has come to life with music, dancing and laughter. Continue Reading Conservatory helps downtown economy and cultural vitality

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Colleges could make downtown better

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Amid the hoopla last week surrounding the Urban Land Institute’s downtown recommendations, most attention focused on residential development as well as a proposed arts and culture district. But one detail slipped by during those presentations without the followup it deserved. That was the mention by the ULI’s project leader, former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut, about… Continue Reading Colleges could make downtown better

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Another downtown study — so what’s next?

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Back in June, we heard about local groups spending $125,000 to bring a team of experts here for the purpose of evaluating downtown Colorado Springs’ future, and we applauded. Not because we were expecting a bushel of brilliant new ideas from the Urban Land Institute’s contingent. We assumed that many of the conclusions might sound… Continue Reading Another downtown study — so what’s next?

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If there was any doubt of what downtown revitalization means to local leaders, the Downtown Partnership’s Annual Mayor’s Breakfast took care of that Wednesday. Continue Reading ULI’s downtown suggestions start with new housing

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The Colorado Springs City Council is moving forward with a proposal to ban panhandling downtown. After hearing from City Attorney Chris Melcher on two separate occasions, and sending him back to the drawing board to make the ordinance cover Acacia Park and broader areas of downtown, Council has set the dates for discussion. Melcher will… Continue Reading Council sets dates for proposed panhandling ordinance

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What’s the perfect business? Wouldn’t it be one that’s immune to competition, inexpensive to operate, simple to manage and cash-based? Continue Reading Parking enterprise: Is it worth keeping, or perhaps new ownership?

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Fan Zone downtown today celebrates 2012 Olympics

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Day two of Fan Zone begins at 1 p.m. today in front of the Antler’s Hilton Hotel. The event, hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee, celebrates Team USA’s performance at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USOC FanZone is an interactive celebration that provides fans an opportunity to try five different Olympic and Paralympic… Continue Reading Fan Zone downtown today celebrates 2012 Olympics

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A group of young architects and planners believes a better downtown could start with one block. Continue Reading ‘Urban intervention’ tests downtown pedestrian space

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New gallery opens across from Cottonwood

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Mardosz Fine Art Gallery will host a grand opening celebration on Sept. 14. The event marks the beginning of the new gallery that artist Chuck Mardosz and his wife Diana Love created on the southeastern edge of downtown. The two started looking for a spot where Mardosz could open his own gallery and sell his… Continue Reading New gallery opens across from Cottonwood

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