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Sanders opens downtown Gold Room

After much talk, speculation and renovation, Colorado Springs businessman Perry Sanders has opened his new entertainment venue in the historic former home of Colorado Springs Utilities, adjacent to the Mining Exchange Hotel. The Gold Room, housed within the 27,500-square-foot art deco building at 18 N. Nevada Ave., has hosted two weddings since partially opening for… Continue Reading Sanders opens downtown Gold Room

Yes, we have an arts scene worth recognizing

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Ron Brasch remembers reading a newspaper article about 15 years ago, shortly after he had moved to Colorado Springs. The article was anything but flattering about our city and its appeal to outsiders who might consider moving here. In particular, the piece sent a critically negative message about the local arts scene and its shortcomings,… Continue Reading Yes, we have an arts scene worth recognizing

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It was millionaire vs. billionaire in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday – and it looks as if the billionaire body-slammed the millionaire and left him bleeding on the floor. Attorneys representing Katherine Jackson couldn’t persuade a California jury that AEG Live bore any liability for the death of Jackson’s son Michael (you may have heard… Continue Reading Anschutz and Sanders: A dream partnership?

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Mining Exchange to host job fair

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The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel, will host a job fair in its lobby Saturday, March 31. The hotel needs to hire  50 positions before its opening scheduled in late April, according to a press release. The hotel already has several group bookings and some individual booking as well, according to the release. Job… Continue Reading Mining Exchange to host job fair

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Mining Exchange hotel now taking reservations

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The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel scheduled to open downtown this spring, announced today that it is now accepting reservations for June 1 and beyond. The hotel has been accepting group and event reservations for two weeks, but just started allowing individual online room reservations today. Hotel management expects to open the doors in… Continue Reading Mining Exchange hotel now taking reservations

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The man behind the Mining Exchange, a downtown Wyndham Grand Hotel due to open this spring, stands to lose more than $200,000 he invested in a LandCo development-related project on South Union Boulevard unless he rescues it from foreclosure. First Citizens Bank and Trust filed a notice of election and demand against The Ridge at… Continue Reading Mining Exchange developer could rescue LandCo project

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In this still-shaky economy, landing a hotel and construction loan is a rare feat. Last week, I reported that Perry Sanders and Raphael Sassower, co-owners of The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, had inked a financing deal for $11.2 million with Terrix Financial in Denver. Even more unusual, the loan was financed by a… Continue Reading Credit unions join forces to finance downtown hotel

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Downtown hotel strikes financing deal

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After months of delays, The Mining Exchange Hotel in Colorado Springs this week inked a deal for $11.2 million in financing that will allow the project to move forward. Continue Reading Downtown hotel strikes financing deal

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The recession might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that we’ll see new buildings arise from long-vacant downtown parking lots anytime soon.

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