Sangre de Cristo opens holiday art sale

The annual Own Your Own Art Sale & Exhibition begins Friday night at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center  in Pueblo. From 5-7 p.m. in the Helen T. White Galleries, the public may enjoy refreshments and a cash bar, and meet many of the artists exhibiting in the show and in other galleries. […]

Retailers celebrate merry shopping season

No one has official numbers yet, but Colorado Springs retailers from big to small say they believe they had their best holiday shopping season in years. “Our staff with over five years of history here at the mall believe this was the best traffic they had seen,” said Victoria Harley, general manager at Chapel Hills […]

Inquiring minds want to know your shopping plans

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 […]

More shoppers staying in El Paso County this year

The outlook for local retailers indicates a better holiday season this year than last. Most of the residents in El Paso County who responded to a Southern Colorado Economic Forum survey said they plan to do their holiday shopping in the area. Thirty percent of shoppers intend to make the majority of their purchases at […]

Free for the holidays – parking, shipping

To boost online and downtown Springs holiday sales, national retailers and local authorities are offering a few free perks to shoppers. Street parking in downtown Colorado Springs will be free this weekend, on Dec. 19 and 20. Parking meters will not be turned on. And, at last count, 702 national retailers had teamed up to […]

Retailers to cut back on holiday stock

Colorado Springs may not boast upscale retail options such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus or Saks – but evidently we’re not missing too much. A Bloomberg.com story last week said that many luxury retailers were caught with large overstock inventories last holiday season – and, as a result, are “trying to avoid repeating markdowns of as […]