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Coquette’s going in Whole Foods, opening second location

Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery in Manitou Springs will begin selling bakery items in the two local Whole Foods stores starting this weekend. The announcement marks a big growth spurt for the little Manitou creperie that has been steadily expanding since it opened three years ago. On top of a presence in Whole Foods, Co-Owner Michelle… Continue Reading Coquette’s going in Whole Foods, opening second location

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Old Manitou motels transition into rentals

The road into Manitou Springs is populated with a seemingly endless string of quaint motels built in the 1950s and ’60s, zipping motorists back to the heyday of the automobile and great family road trips. There’s just one problem — the motels are old. Some have been well maintained and appropriately whet visitors’ appetites for… Continue Reading Old Manitou motels transition into rentals

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Manitou Springs has dreamed for years of being a year-round destination town. Now its growing art community may be the way to make it happen. Continue Reading Art scene could make Manitou a full-time destination

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Heritage Center hosts Incline exhibit

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The Manitou Springs Heritage Center will open its newest exhibit Thursday at 5:17 p.m. The new exhibit tells the story of how the installation of a pipeline for a hydro-electric plant became a famous tourist amusement for 81 years, and then was reincarnated into an even more famous location for people seeking physical challenges. “The… Continue Reading Heritage Center hosts Incline exhibit

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It’s spooky season in Manitou Springs

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It’s the season to be scared. The Manitou Springs Heritage Center will host its 18th annual “Ghost Stories of Old Manitou” walking tour Oct. 27. The Heritage Center has launched a new website, the Emma Crawford Festival, with information about the  events. Each year, Deborah Harrison of the Heritage Center leads ghost seekers on walking… Continue Reading It’s spooky season in Manitou Springs

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Manitou Springs small-business owner Safron Neusaenger took a call this week from a vendor who said her debit card only covered half of what she owed. Continue Reading Small businesses’ injuries hard to treat

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Every year when summer tourists come to visit the Pikes Peak region, they shop and stay in Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and Woodland Park. So it’s easy to imagine what happens to businesses when they don’t come. The Waldo Canyon fire made national and international headlines when it forced the evacuation of Manitou Springs… Continue Reading Lost summer: Retailers counting losses after summer season dashed by fire

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The 10th annual Craft Lager Festival will honor firefighters with free admission to thank them for protecting the city from the Waldo Canyon fire. The festival has grown about 40 percent every years since it started, said organizer Julion Heron. When Heron started his craft lager festival 10 years ago, it was the only one.… Continue Reading Craft Lager Festival celebrates brew in Manitou

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Manitou cash mob canceled

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A mob of 800 people who planned to descend on Manitou Springs today to patronize businesses changed plans after the dramatic turn the Waldo Canyon Fire made Tuesday night. “Due to the sudden developments in Colorado Springs, resulting in the loss of homes and property, this event is canceled,” organizer Bob Falcone wrote on the… Continue Reading Manitou cash mob canceled

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Vic Johnson of Manitou Springs was a man with ideas. “I knew one of them would float to the top,” Johnson said. Now he’s a man with a growing business. He launched PVC Bendit a year ago. The growth started off slow, but has been picking up speed recently. Johnson is selling about 100 PVC… Continue Reading Local inventor builds unique business online

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