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Planting seeds for downtown’s future

A crowd of more than 100 people stood together last Thursday afternoon on a dirt-covered lot beside South Nevada Avenue, celebrating both a moment and a dream finally beginning to come true. This was the groundbreaking ceremony for the Blue Dot apartment complex, a 33-unit project at 412 S. Nevada, between Costilla and Cimarron streets. Partner… Continue Reading Planting seeds for downtown’s future

Coquette’s going in Whole Foods, opening second location

Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery in Manitou Springs will begin selling bakery items in the two local Whole Foods stores starting this weekend. The announcement marks a big growth spurt for the little Manitou creperie that has been steadily expanding since it opened three years ago. On top of a presence in Whole Foods, Co-Owner Michelle… Continue Reading Coquette’s going in Whole Foods, opening second location

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Whole Foods Market said today it has bought about 776 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy credits – something they say is the largest purchase of renewable energy credits by a U.S. retailer. The credits were purchased through Boulder-based Renewable Choice Energy Inc. Representatives said the purchase equates to 100 percent of Whole Foods’ electricity use… Continue Reading Whole Foods claims largest U.S. energy offset purchase

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Whole Foods wins green award Whole Foods Market has received a 2009 Green Choice Award from Natural Health magazine for its commitment to sustainable, earth-friendly initiatives which inspire other companies and consumers to follow suit. Some of the company’s environmental stewardship programs include: Purchasing renewable energy credits to offset electricity used in all Whole Foods… Continue Reading City Bits

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