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Panhandling ban might spur more thorny issues

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Many Colorado Springs City Councilors indicated last week they didn’t believe a proposed ordinance to stem panhandling downtown goes far enough, but free speech advocates question its constitutionality. Council will have a first reading Tuesday and conduct a hearing on the proposed amendment to its city-wide ordinance against aggressive panhandling. The change would outlaw begging… Continue Reading Panhandling ban might spur more thorny issues

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Aspen seeks to limit downtown housing

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  The Aspen City Council is moving forward with a policy that would limit construction of housing over commercial buildings.   Mayor Mick Ireland argued Monday that top floor residential units drive up real estate prices and push out commercial businesses on the lower floors. Business leaders told the council they need residential housing to… Continue Reading Aspen seeks to limit downtown housing

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A sure sign that the USA Pro Challenge is coming to town reads “Road Closed.” USA Pro Challenge local race organizers and city officials will begin closing roads in the downtown area Thursday in preparation for the Stage 5 finish Friday afternoon. Cyclists will start the stage in Breckenridge and enter Colorado Springs on Highway… Continue Reading Roads start closing on Thursday for USA Pro Challenge

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Two new bars are preparing to open downtown, this time, without controversy. Supernova, a bar and arcade with vintage video games, announced plans to open at 111 E. Boulder St.  Whiskey Dick’s will open at 26 E. Kiowa St., where Conscious Table closed down earlier this summer. The new establishments didn’t have to go through… Continue Reading New establishments coming in downtown with restaurant licenses

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Cyclists, time to get your ride on. Rally Week, in celebration of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge cycling race, begins Aug. 20 with bicycle rides planned every day this week leaving from America the Beautiful park and ending at a downtown business. All rides start at 6 p.m. Springs Cycling Club hosts the first ride… Continue Reading Rally Week begins Monday, cyclists ride daily into downtown

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Next Friday will bring the last of the big summer hoopla events and parties downtown. Dubbed the Finish Festival, the USA Pro Challenge party will end a trilogy of giant downtown fests with street closures, this one with bands playing and a 15-minute fireworks show from the garage rooftop of Cowboys Night Club. The downtown… Continue Reading Downtown becomes the place to party this summer

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Springs Orleans might expand to both coasts

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Downtown restaurant Springs Orleans could soon become the flagship of a new national chain. Continue Reading Springs Orleans might expand to both coasts

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Lower rents changing downtown tenant mix

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When Kati Brewer started looking for a downtown storefront for her Pure Nutrition shop earlier this year, she was blown away by the affordability off Tejon Street. Continue Reading Lower rents changing downtown tenant mix

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As visionaries clamor for a central anchor, and something to connect downtown to America the Beautiful Park, Ranch Foods Direct owner Mike Callicrate has been quietly plotting … Continue Reading Callicrate envisions market in southwest downtown

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Symbolic new beginning for downtown

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For years, Colorado Springs has waited for the next grand addition to our downtown, a true pillar to inspire and enhance more development for decades to come. Would it be a high-rise, with offices and/or condominiums, adding fresh and modern architecture to the city center? Would it be a convention center, another event venue, a… Continue Reading Symbolic new beginning for downtown

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