SafeSplash Swim School expanding to Springs

SafeSplash Swim School, a warm water swim school dedicated to children’s swimming lessons, is expanding to Colorado Springs. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at 13171 Bass Pro Drive just east of the Bass Pro Shops at Interstate 25 and Northgate Boulevard. The Colorado Springs school is SafeSplash’s 10th location in […]

Copper Ridge to welcome shops, prepare for more

Four years after the initiation of developer Gary Erickson’s grand plan for urban renewal, Copper Ridge at Northgate is still plugging along. Three new businesses are scheduled to open next month at the mixed-use development on the northernmost edge of Colorado Springs, east of the Air Force Academy and Interstate 25, and more will continue to […]

Bourbon Brothers leads Copper Ridge’s growth

Bourbon Brothers leads Copper Ridge’s growth

As Copper Ridge at Northgate on the city’s upper edge welcomes the opening of its second business, its developer says much more is in store for 2014. Bourbon Brothers Southern Kitchen, a full-service restaurant offering homestyle cuisine and more than 115 different kinds of bourbon, opened its flagship restaurant Monday at Copper Ridge. The 9,000-square-foot, […]

Copper Ridge building steam as Bass Pro finally opens its doors

Copper Ridge building steam as Bass Pro finally opens its doors

After nearly two years of anticipation, it’s finally here. Outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops opened its 62nd location to much fanfare Wednesday at the Copper Ridge at Northgate development in north Colorado Springs. At the 6 p.m. grand opening of the state’s second Outdoor World, notable figures including company founder Johnny Morris, Duck Dynasty star […]

Promenade Shops sold to national investor

Promenade Shops sold to national investor

In a hushed real estate deal, an Illinois-based investment group purchased the high-end and successful Promenade Shops at Briargate in August for more than $96 million. “I have been thinking on and off for five years about this particular asset,” said Andrew Miller, president and CEO of Miller Capital Advisory Inc., which co-owns Skokie, Ill.-based […]

Urban Renewal revisits Copper Ridge plan

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 28, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority board approved the Copper Ridge Redevelopment Plan on a narrow 5-3 vote. Of the nine active urban renewal projects approved by CSURA, Copper Ridge is easily the most controversial. City Council originally approved the plan in 2010, but deferred action on […]

Two restaurants planned for Copper Ridge

Two restaurants planned for Copper Ridge

A local investor plans to open two restaurants next to the 117,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shop under construction in the Copper Ridge retail development at Northgate Boulevard and Interstate-25. J.W. Roth, chairman of investment research firm Accredited Members, plans to open a Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern and an high-end seafood and chop house this fall, […]

Bass Pro laying foundation as Copper Ridge rolls along

Bass Pro Shops is moving forward with construction plans for a 117,000-square-foot store near Northgate Boulevard and Interstate 25. This week, the massive outdoor-gear retailer was granted a construction permit from the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department for $8.3 million of work. And, the $8.3 million only covers construction of the foundation, said developer Gary […]

Bass Pro plans submitted for review

Gary Erickson’s Northgate Properties submitted plans Wednesday for a 117,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shop on the far north end of Colorado Springs to the Land Use Review board. “It’s pretty much what you would expect,” said Colorado Springs senior planner Larry Larson, “a lot of natural materials, stone and wood.” At 117,000-square-feet the building takes up […]

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