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Trendy back-alley businesses bring bucks downtown

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Something trendy and sophisticated lurks in Colorado Springs’ grungy alleyways. Continue Reading Trendy back-alley businesses bring bucks downtown

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Retailers making holiday shipping list

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There are 99 days until Christmas, and while that might not be enough to send shoppers into a tizzy, it’s a different story for retailers. Continue Reading Retailers making holiday shipping list

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Inquiring minds want to know your shopping plans

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UCCS and BiggsKofford want to know local residents’ shopping plans. The two organizations sent out a survey Monday to find out. It’s the third year in a row for the survey, which was created by the Southern Colorado Economic Forum at UCCS. “The survey results have been similar to what you get on a national… Continue Reading Inquiring minds want to know your shopping plans

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Nurses, computers scientists and retail sales people are in demand in Colorado. Those are the top three occupations with the most job listings, according to the Colorado Department of Labor. In Colorado, hospital employment has grown every year for the past 19 years with the most sought employees being registered nurses. And, there does not… Continue Reading Job openings are in health care, computers and retail

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Fountain demand for business going unmet

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The City of Fountain, roughly 13 miles south of Colorado Springs, is on the precipice of a population boom, and it wants more businesses — now. Fountain Valley’s population, which includes Security and Widefield, is around 88,000, and city officials expect that number grow 14 percent by 2014, when troops return to neighboring Fort Carson… Continue Reading Fountain demand for business going unmet

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New business helps moms stride to fitness

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A fitness program for new moms that uses their strollers in place of standard gym equipment is opening up shop in Colorado Springs. “Stroller Strides is a great way to get back into shape as well as stay in shape,” said Johanna Mitchell, Stroller Strides new franchise owner, in a statement. Mothers will meet in… Continue Reading New business helps moms stride to fitness

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NewMark Merrill Mountain States is now managing the Citadel Crossing Shopping Center. The company manages more than 65 shopping centers, many in Colorado. “Colorado Springs has always been a part of our business plan to serve the entire state of Colorado, and this project marks our entry into the market,” said Allen Ginsborg, the company’s… Continue Reading New management company takes over Citadel Crossings

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Consignment stores and resale shops were once well-kept, trendy shopping secrets that were tucked away in obscure retail locations, but poor economic times have them popping up on the affluent north side of town and among downtown boutiques. Continue Reading Second-hand shops mounting a retail invasion

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A flurry of frozen yogurt businesses have blown into town during the last few months, expanding not only the city’s desert options but its teen job market as well. The city’s burgeoning frozen yogurt industry, eight shops in all, will add about 100 jobs in Colorado Springs before the third quarter of 2011 is over.… Continue Reading Yogurt fad blankets city with shops, teen jobs

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The city’s traditional shopping malls are facing challenges filling retail space. Anchor tenants are leaving, and vacancies are high. Yet mall managers are trying to put a good face on the matter and insist their vacancy problems are only temporary. The city’s two traditional, shopping malls, The Citadel and Chapel Hills malls, won’t offer statistics… Continue Reading Springs’ shopping malls battling vacancy rates

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