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Parking meter changes downtown, OCC

The City of Colorado Springs replaced 882 parking meters with meters that accept coins and credit cards in the core of downtown and along Colorado Avenue through Old Colorado City. The new meters operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and accept Visa and MasterCard, but not Easy Park cards. More than 1,600 meters in… Continue Reading Parking meter changes downtown, OCC

The Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN) will host a Future of Old Colorado City Focus Group from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. This focus group effort intends to address all potential developments in and around the OCC area. “This type of endeavor has not been attempted before,… Continue Reading OWN to host Future of Old Colorado City focus group

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Time a factor in Goodwill sale, OCC future

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Time a factor in Goodwill sale, OCC future

When Kum & Go abandoned plans last week to build on the Goodwill parcel in Old Colorado City, it turned planning for the property into a redevelopment race. At least one developer plans to make an offer on the property next week, a second anonymous developer is piecing together a proposal and Goodwill now says… Continue Reading Time a factor in Goodwill sale, OCC future

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Kum & Go abandons plans for Old Colorado City

Following a firestorm of criticism and a grassroots effort to stop the sale, the Kum & Go convenience store chain has canceled its plans to purchase the Discover Goodwill property in Old Colorado City between 23rd Street and 24th Street. The company originally agreed to purchase the property to build one of its large gas… Continue Reading Kum & Go abandons plans for Old Colorado City

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JA board approves Westside building purchase

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JA board approves Westside building purchase

The organization’s board voted 39-2 this week in favor of purchasing the buildings at 2310 and 2320 W. Colorado Ave. for about $600,000 from Discover Goodwill. JA of Southern Colorado is in its first phase of a capital campaign to raise $3.9 million to create its “Biztown” and “Finance Park,” a sprawling, interactive financial-education center… Continue Reading JA board approves Westside building purchase

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These days, you don’t see many public protests beyond polarizing social and moral issues. When such a demonstration does occur, you’ll often see such gatherings downtown — at City Hall, Acacia Park or somewhere guaranteed to provide maximum exposure. You don’t regularly see neighborhood protests, with residents and business owners united on a hyper-local issue.… Continue Reading Kum & Go: Time to forget OCC

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JA plans purchase of former Goodwill building on Westside

Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado is likely to purchase one of the former Goodwill Buildings on West Colorado Avenue. The financial-education organization is under contract to purchase the 26,000-square-foot building that includes 2310 and 2320 W. Colorado Ave. JA’s board of directors will meet Aug. 20 to vote on moving forward with the purchase, said… Continue Reading JA plans purchase of former Goodwill building on Westside

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Ever visit a Kum & Go? They’re to convenience stores what Costco is to retailers. They’re big, efficient and customer friendly. Pumps are widely separated and easy to access. The stores are spacious and welcoming, offering fresh pizza and pastries, and many locally sourced products. The privately owned Midwestern chain has entered the Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Old Colorado City braces for Kum & Go’s large invasion

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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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First Friday ArtWalk launching 6th year

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On April 1, First Friday ArtWalk begins in the historic shopping district in Old Colorado City. The Friday ArtWalk is a visual arts walking tour featuring art galleries and open artist studios along Colorado Avenue. ArtWalk runs monthly from April to December, from 5 to 8 p.m., on the first Friday of each month.  Local businesses and corporate sponsors… Continue Reading First Friday ArtWalk launching 6th year

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