2014: North Tejon stands out

Assuming most readers have waded through our special look-back at the stories and issues that shaped the year of 2014, we felt it would be appropriate to add an unexpected, additional exclamation mark at the end. We always are watching as small businesses come and go, make progress and find their niches. Sometimes, they create […]

Technology Incubator hosting MashUp at Ivywild

The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will be hosting a MashUp beginning at 5:30 p.m. June 18 at the Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. The program is free but space is limited and registration is required. The MashUp is a “high-impact educational networking event that brings together investors, entrepreneurs, startup pros and job seekers in […]

Yes, we have an arts scene worth recognizing

Ron Brasch remembers reading a newspaper article about 15 years ago, shortly after he had moved to Colorado Springs. The article was anything but flattering about our city and its appeal to outsiders who might consider moving here. In particular, the piece sent a critically negative message about the local arts scene and its shortcomings, […]

One on One: Fennell planted Ivywild’s ideas

One on One: Fennell planted Ivywild’s ideas

James Fennell is the man behind the groundbreaking design of the Ivywild School, a redeveloped elementary school at 1604 S. Cascade Ave. that houses several trendy new restaurants as well as the famed Bristol Brewing Company. Fennell, who owns the local architectural design company, Fennell Group, talked with the Business Journal this week about how his […]

Anticipation for Ivywild lures early crowds

Anticipation for Ivywild lures early crowds

Ivywild School, the 100-year-old former schoolhouse that has been redeveloped into restaurants and a brewery, was busy with customers before it was fully open. The Meat Locker, offering various smoked sausages and bacon, made an unannounced opening at noon on June 5 in Ivywild’s south wing, and within an hour, dozens of people were filling […]

Ivywild project closer to final approval

The Ivywild revitalization project will receive final approval at Tuesday’s formal Colorado Springs City Council meeting. The project, which involves buying and renovating the Ivywild Elementary School, will be developed using tax increment financing from both property taxes and sales taxes. State law allows TIF to be used to finance projects in “blighted” areas. Mike […]