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Retail a mixed bag across region

Retail a mixed bag across region

Jerry Rutledge will greet you with a warm handshake and a smile. The downtown retailer has reason to be happy. His men’s apparel shop, Rutledge’s, has been on Tejon Street (first at the corner of Tejon and Pikes Peak Avenue, more recently at the corner of Tejon and Kiowa streets) for nearly a half-century, and… Continue Reading Retail a mixed bag across region

Who’s to blame for ignored road plans?

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Sometime in the next year, if the political pieces fall into place, we should be hearing about firm plans for fully rebuilding the Interstate 25 interchange for U.S. Highway 24/Cimarron Street, or as maps and signs also call it, Exit 141, with the project finishing as soon as 2017. We’ll hear leaders talk about the… Continue Reading Who’s to blame for ignored road plans?

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Corny Cravings opens on Powers Blvd.

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Corny Cravings is the new business now occupying a storefront at 2872 N. Powers in the Safeway Marketplace East. Rhonda Luker and Daniel Romano opened their business Aug. 10. The business offers gourmet popcorn, glazed nuts, candy and gift baskets. “Our focus is to celebrated the events in your life,” Luker said, “in addition to… Continue Reading Corny Cravings opens on Powers Blvd.

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The El Paso County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously today to reject a partnership between the county and developer for the proposed Copper Ridge shopping center. Under the agreement, a portion of sales tax revenue from the shopping center would pay for an extension of Powers Boulevard. The road extension is crucial to plans to… Continue Reading Copper Ridge plan in jeopardy after road plan voted down

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The Colorado Department of Transportation presented an ambitious, expensive plan to the El Paso County Commissioners Thursday to convert Powers Boulevard into an eight-lane, limited-access freeway. Estimated to cost $730 million, the plan would be paid for by a combination of local, state, and federal dollars and cover the middle stretch of Powers, from Milton… Continue Reading CDOT: Turn Powers into 8-lane freeway

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Boulevard of oblivion

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Academy Boulevard awaits redevelopment effort About one year ago, city planners presented the “Academy Boulevard Corridor Revitalization Plan Update” to city council. First conceived during 2007, the report focuses on opportunities characterizing abandoned shopping centers and weed-strewn vacant lots as “redevelopment opportunities.” The plan defined the corridor as that portion of Academy and surrounding neighborhoods… Continue Reading Boulevard of oblivion

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