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Bass Pro opening Nov. 14; Copper Ridge in progress

The Copper Ridge at Northgate retail development is taking shape and attracting more investors as anchor store Bass Pro Shops finishes up construction, according to developer Gary Erickson. Bass Pro anticipates the opening of its 117,000-square-foot store on Nov. 14, and Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern is in the first phase of construction, Erickson said,… Continue Reading Bass Pro opening Nov. 14; Copper Ridge in progress

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National retail clothing store rue21 recently opened its first location in the Pikes Peak region at The Citadel mall in Colorado Springs. “Of course we’re thrilled that rue21 chose The Citadel for its first Colorado Springs location,” Citadel Marketing Director Jill Lais said. “And our shoppers are excited about this latest addition to our center.”… Continue Reading Fast-growing clothier rue21 moves into Citadel

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Liquor stores: small-retail model

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Liquor stores: small-retail model

Seventy years ago, small retailers dominated most markets in Colorado Springs. Food was distributed through scores of small independent grocery stores, each serving its immediate neighborhood. Small hardware stores sold everything from sledgehammers to staples from storefronts in downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Wholesalers supplied shoes, men’s clothing, sporting goods, books,… Continue Reading Liquor stores: small-retail model

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NRF blames politicians for fragile economy

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NRF blames politicians for fragile economy

January retail sales, which rose only 0.3 percent show consumer confidence is barely rising from the gutter.  Consumers are bogged down in payroll taxes and rise in gasoline and energy prices, say National Retail Federation executives, who blame politicians. “Today’s retail sales figures continue to indicate a stable yet fragile economy,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay… Continue Reading NRF blames politicians for fragile economy

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Americans still spending on some luxury items

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Americans still spending on some luxury items

Americans are still buying some luxury items, according to a recent survey from BIGinsight.com. While they’ve tightened their wallets on some splurges like maid service and high-end jewelry, they’re not giving up their electronics, on-demand television or Internet service. “Economic ups and downs have an irrefutable impact on Americans’ spending habits that extends well beyond… Continue Reading Americans still spending on some luxury items

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Retailers hopeful despite tight spending forecast

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As retailers enter the final stretch of the holiday shopping season, they’re hoping shoppers will open wide their pocketbooks, despite lackluster spending predictions. Overall holiday sales are expected to increase, though shopper sentiment is still on a downward trend. Consumer confidence fell in December to a five-month low, according to a Dec. 21 report from Reuters/University… Continue Reading Retailers hopeful despite tight spending forecast

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Amendment 64 is now officially state law, allowing adults to grow up to six plants at home and possess small amounts of marijuana without fear of state criminal prosecution. But that’s about the only clear conclusion from the news earlier this week that Gov. John Hickenlooper certified the Nov. 6 election results. It’s not clear… Continue Reading News analysis: City examines local options for retail marijuana

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Downtown retailers have high hopes for Wednesday’s  Holiday Stroll and are making bold predictions about record-breaking shopping crowds. The event, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m., is designed to lure shoppers into the Tejon Street restaurant and retail district, bordered roughly by Colorado and Platte avenues.  Retailers hand out coupons, and some partner with… Continue Reading Downtown retailers gearing up for tomorrow’s Holiday Stroll

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While consumers spent the holiday weekend – and some of their work hours Monday – ordering packages via the Internet, the United States Postal Service is gearing up to deliver a record amount of purchases. Cyber Monday is the first workday following the Thanksgiving holiday and traditionally is the biggest online spending day of the… Continue Reading USPS expects to deliver 365 million packages during holidays

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Jussi and Shannon Saramaa created the Collection M jewelry line, which features high-end, fresh-water pearls from Scandanavia.
But until Koru and Company popped up at 224 N. Tejon St., they hadn’t found an opportunity to sell their jewelry locally. Continue Reading Koru Street pops up, offering space to local entrepreneurs

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