Bakery selling in Plaza kiosk

Tinta de Toro started selling pastries and baked goods from a kiosk in the Plaza of the Rockies building downtown in March. The location has been good for the little bakery. Company owner Angela Valencia has been impressed with how swiftly her business has grown since she started there. She works at the kiosk on […]

Spa and boutique going in on quiet downtown street

Hyacinth’s Boutique and Spa is preparing to move into vacant space on the struggling block of Bijou Street between Tejon Street and Cascade Avenue. The block endured a hard winter during which time two restaurant closed, a photography shop moved out and no leases were signed. Claudine Malcolm-Telley plans to open her business at 24 E. […]

Manitou chocolate and ice cream shop makes a go downtown

Pikes Peak Chocolate and Ice Cream in Manitou Springs opened its second shop earlier this month in downtown Colorado Springs. Owner, Laura Thomason, opened the first store five years ago. “She was looking to open another location,” said Rose Rozell, the store manager at Colorado Springs location. “With Manitou being so small, she didn’t want […]

Downtown kicking around ideas for Alley Arts District

Alleys around the world have bad reputations to live down. And those in Colorado Springs are no exception. The Downtown Partnership aims to transform Colorado Springs’ alleys, two of them to start, from smelly, dirty places where the homeless sleep and garbage stacks up to comfortable pathways from parking to downtown filled with art and […]

Town hall meeting attendees dream big for downtown

More than 100 people showed up to Mayor Steve Bach’s town hall meeting at the Penrose Library Wednesday to talk about how to revitalize downtown. Ideas included creating an Olympics museum, building a Sky Sox stadium, adding high-speed rail, offering more housing options and improving access from Interstate 25. Bach used the opportunity to reiterate […]

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