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Real Estate Briefs June 14, 2002

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It’s been interesting to hear about some of the recent “transactions in the works” – deals that are almost there, but pending signatures or contract acceptance. One that comes to mind is Pikes Peak Mental Health’s pending purchase of the former K-Mart and Youth Outreach facility at South Circle Drive and Airport Rd. The 100,000+… Continue Reading Real Estate Briefs June 14, 2002

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The Colorado Springs Galyan’s Trading Company outdoor and sporting goods store will be the company’s third in Colorado and part of an anticipated nine new stores expected to open this year throughout the nation. A new 80,000 square-foot Galyan’s opened at Denver’s Park Meadows Mall on April 18 in a former six-screen movie theater and… Continue Reading Outdoor, sporting goods store adds 2 CO locations

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The final chapter of the McKinzey-White Bookshop story has an unpleasant ending. The locally-owned store will close at the end of June, reducing the number of small privately-owned bookstores in Colorado Springs to just a handful. Owner Karen Bauder said “the market is saturated” with book sellers, citing Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and Borders as… Continue Reading Another local bookstore succumbs to retail giants

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Terra Verde is a small shop in downtown Colorado Springs featuring a wide range of merchandise designed to catch the eye of the discriminating shopper. Acting Manager Ann Luckett hopes prospective shoppers have taken note that information from professional money people indicates the recession is over and that it is all right to spend. “I’d… Continue Reading Area merchants optimistic about recovery in economy

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Local independent retailers will continue to be challenged by consolidation, mass merchandisers, margin pressure, new competitors, less consumer loyalty, and economic uncertainty, but there are ways to effectively compete, according to retail futurist Ryan Mathews, co-author of The Myth of Excellence. Mathews spoke at CBA International’s Future of the Industry conference at the Cheyenne Mountain… Continue Reading National author tells how to compete against giants

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It is a challenge to keep ahead of the Colorado Springs commercial real estate community…Here are the latest reports from the front lines. Sterling Centrecorp selects Olive Retail Group The Retail Group at Olive Real Estate Group is handling all the leasing, marketing and sales for the Toronto-based Sterling Centrecorp, Inc., which last week announced… Continue Reading Briefs: Local group to handle Wal-Mart leasing+

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“When I was growing up, most of my friends were dreaming of sports or of winning a championship – while I was dreaming about owning my own business,” says Darrel Vessels, Owner & CEO, Facilitek – Furniture for Business. A company with deep roots in the Colorado Springs community has a new owner. On December… Continue Reading Facilitek-Furniture for Business CEO buys company

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Manitou Springs wants to change misconceptions

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It’s Carnivale time in Manitou Springs, and that can only mean one thing – Manitou’s retail hibernation is about to end, and by the time the iris blooms tourists will be flocking back to this artistic enclave nestled against the eastern shoulder of Pikes Peak. Some retail stores remain closed while owners wait for more… Continue Reading Manitou Springs wants to change misconceptions

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“Here, Aibo, here Aibo. Good dog! Where’s your ball?” Put in the name of your choice, and it’s a greeting pet owners world-wide probably issue on a regular basis. But Aibo is different. You don’t have to walk him, he needs no shots, and subsists on a diet of, well, direct current. Aibo is the… Continue Reading Sony keeps tight reign on software for virtual dog

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The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) moved forward with two trademark infringement complaints against Discount Tires on Jan. 8 and Quiksilver, Inc. on Jan. 23. Both complaints were filed in a Federal Court in Salt Lake City, Utah. The USOC alleged unauthorized usage of Olympic imagery in the Discount Tires complaint when a Discount Tire’s… Continue Reading Use of Olympic Rings without permission a major mistake

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