The “ever shifting” customer puts demands on marketplace

Consumers are grabbing more power and demanding more from stores—and new research says that’s not going to change. The study of converging consumer trends by Andersen and Texas A&M University’s Center for Retailing Studies says the rapidly changing retail environment means retailers must be ready to transform their businesses and grow in totally new ways […]

CO Springs medical equipment co. grows by specializing in rehabilitative services

MaxMed Rehab and Medical Supply is on the move, and there’s no slowdown in sight. The durable medical equipment (DME) provider first opened five years ago, and recently moved into a 16,500 square foot showroom with a 10,000 square foot service department near the East Library on Union Boulevard. Our growth and expansion has surprised […]

Colorado Springs developer believes city will support high-end shopping center

Don’t drive an hour-and-a-half to do high-end shopping, just travel 25 minutes from anywhere in Colorado Springs. That’s the basis behind the marketing strategy with the First & Main Town Center being developed by Nor’wood Development Group. The 138-acre site, along S. Carefree Circle and Powers Boulevard, is set to be 100 percent complete before […]

Supercomputer manufacturers settle lawsuit

It’s easy to take for granted all the things we surround ourselves with: cushy cars, cellular phones, fast computers. We don’t always look at the work that took place behind the scenes: long hours, daily headaches, depleted personal checking accounts, and business deals that take years to close. One man who contributed greatly to the […]

Specialty shopping center being planned near I-25

It was a short romance. It took six months for the Memphis-based Poag & McEwen to fall in love with Colorado. And to seal its promise, the company is negotiating the purchase of an estimated 25 acres at Interstate 25 and Briargate Parkway from La Plata Investments to develop a 250,000-square-foot lifestyle center. A lifestyle […]

Hospital tries to buy bankrupt retailer's building

Memorial Hospital had been considering adding new Wards – Montgomery Wards, that is. Hospital management received the nod of approval last week from the board of trustees to enter into negotiations to purchase the soon-to-be-vacant Montgomery Wards building at 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave. The discount retailer said Dec. 28 it was filing bankruptcy proceedings, […]

Briefs: 18.6 acres of land sells for $2.8M+

If Colorado Springs is the land of honey, then developers are sticking to it. Circle Square Properties LLC of Brighton, Colo., bought 18.6 acres of land on the southeast corner of Circle Drive and Janitell Road for $2,834,994 from Recreational Investments and Management Inc. in Branson, Mo. The property is part of Harrison Business Park. […]

Home improvement stores convert to home-decorating

When home improvement stores burst onto the scene in the mid-‘80s, people flocked to these meccas in droves, expecting to save money and have more control over home alterations. These home improvement companies surpassed even their own expectations and now have stores in most towns across the United States. But along with prosperity came competition. […]

Manitou Springs entrepreneur specializes in kaleidoscopes

Some of us remember the old cardboard kaleidoscopes that entertained our visual senses as we hand-twisted a lens to watch geometric, brightly colored shapes come alive. Well, those cardboard models still exist, but a new collection of individually crafted kaleidoscopes are on the market now and available en masse at The Human Touch Gallery in […]

Colorado Springs City Council debates impact fees for Woodmen Commons

City Council decided Tuesday to put off making any decisions concerning the Woodmen and Academy fee ordinance until March 13. That ordinance was to reflect an agreement between the city and Rosenbaum-Dean, the developer of Woodmen Commons, a commercial development at the corner of Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard that contains several retail stores. Rosenbaum-Dean […]