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Sangre de Cristo opens holiday art sale

The annual Own Your Own Art Sale & Exhibition begins Friday night at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center  in Pueblo. From 5-7 p.m. in the Helen T. White Galleries, the public may enjoy refreshments and a cash bar, and meet many of the artists exhibiting in the show and in other galleries.… Continue Reading Sangre de Cristo opens holiday art sale

Retailers celebrate merry shopping season

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No one has official numbers yet, but Colorado Springs retailers from big to small say they believe they had their best holiday shopping season in years. “Our staff with over five years of history here at the mall believe this was the best traffic they had seen,” said Victoria Harley, general manager at Chapel Hills… Continue Reading Retailers celebrate merry shopping season

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Retailers making holiday shipping list

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There are 99 days until Christmas, and while that might not be enough to send shoppers into a tizzy, it’s a different story for retailers. Continue Reading Retailers making holiday shipping list

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Inquiring minds want to know your shopping plans

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UCCS and BiggsKofford want to know local residents’ shopping plans. The two organizations sent out a survey Monday to find out. It’s the third year in a row for the survey, which was created by the Southern Colorado Economic Forum at UCCS. “The survey results have been similar to what you get on a national… Continue Reading Inquiring minds want to know your shopping plans

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The outlook for local retailers indicates a better holiday season this year than last. Most of the residents in El Paso County who responded to a Southern Colorado Economic Forum survey said they plan to do their holiday shopping in the area. Thirty percent of shoppers intend to make the majority of their purchases at… Continue Reading More shoppers staying in El Paso County this year

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Free for the holidays – parking, shipping

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To boost online and downtown Springs holiday sales, national retailers and local authorities are offering a few free perks to shoppers. Street parking in downtown Colorado Springs will be free this weekend, on Dec. 19 and 20. Parking meters will not be turned on. And, at last count, 702 national retailers had teamed up to… Continue Reading Free for the holidays – parking, shipping

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Retailers to cut back on holiday stock

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Colorado Springs may not boast upscale retail options such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus or Saks – but evidently we’re not missing too much. A Bloomberg.com story last week said that many luxury retailers were caught with large overstock inventories last holiday season – and, as a result, are “trying to avoid repeating markdowns of as… Continue Reading Retailers to cut back on holiday stock

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