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Small Biz Saturday promotes local shopping

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More than 100 Colorado Springs retailers will officially participate in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, according to the American Express website. Others who don’t accept American Express will likely take part as well. The event, designed to promote small local businesses during the start of the important holiday shopping season when events like Black… Continue Reading Small Biz Saturday promotes local shopping

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Maxx HD signs new licensing agreement

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Maxx HD Sunglasses has signed a licensing agreement with Licensing Resource Group, a trademark management company. Licensing Resource Group provides license-management services to more than 180 colleges and universities, athletic conferences and special properties nationwide. MaxxHD will develop a line of sunglasses with matching school colors and insignias for licensed colleges and universities. “We have… Continue Reading Maxx HD signs new licensing agreement

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Amy Stretmater doesn’t waste time. She went to a craft show the day she arrived after moving to Colorado Springs from Chicago in September. A few weeks later she had a lease signed and now she has a pop-up holiday shop at 224 N. Tejon St. Her Koru & Company features items from her own… Continue Reading Downtown pop-up shop selling diverse holiday gifts

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Old Chicago at the First and Main Town Center on Powers Boulevard will close for a few days to renovate its brand, menu and design. The restaurant will be closed Oct. 1-3 and is the third location in the United States to undergo the rebranding effort. The change is meant to re-emphasize the restaurant’s commitment… Continue Reading Old Chicago on Powers closes for renovations, rebranding

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New gallery opens across from Cottonwood

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Mardosz Fine Art Gallery will host a grand opening celebration on Sept. 14. The event marks the beginning of the new gallery that artist Chuck Mardosz and his wife Diana Love created on the southeastern edge of downtown. The two started looking for a spot where Mardosz could open his own gallery and sell his… Continue Reading New gallery opens across from Cottonwood

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Toys R Us gets into the tablet computer game

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Toys R Us plans to launch its own tablet computer aimed at children called Tabeo on Oct. 21, a low-priced entry into the increasingly crowded tablet business. The news comes ahead of the holiday season, which can account for up to 40 percent of retailers’ annual sales. Toys R Us has focused on exclusive toys… Continue Reading Toys R Us gets into the tablet computer game

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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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Multi-tenant retail sale is positive sign

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Patrick Kerscher, a principal broker with Landmark Commercial Real Estate, closed a rare deal earlier this week when he sold a multi-tenant retail building at Research and Union boulevards. The 10,700-square-foot space sold for $2.45 million. That was a fair price for seller and buyer, said Tucker Manion, a broker with Centre Point Properties in… Continue Reading Multi-tenant retail sale is positive sign

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Even though they began shopping for back-to-school items early this year, there’s still a long list of school supplies to shop for, according to a National Retail Federation Survey. According to the NRF, the average family has only completed 40 percent of their shopping. Overall, back-to-school sales are expected to reach $83.8 billion – a… Continue Reading Back-to-school shopping season to reach $83.8 billion

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Firehouse Subs opens first Springs location

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Firehouse Subs is opening its first restaurant in Colorado Springs Monday at 7543 N. Academy Boulevard. The company features sub sandwiches in a firehouse setting based on the founders’ 200 years of firefighting heritage. The new location is decorated with local firefighter memorabilia donated by the Colorado Springs and Castle Rock fire departments. Every Firehouse… Continue Reading Firehouse Subs opens first Springs location

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