Greccio Housing has designed a community celebration board game, “I Luv Colorado Springs” that will be available in the Pikes Peak region beginning in July.
The “opoly”-style game will be sold at The Broadmoor, Poor Richards, Olivia & Rose at The Promenade Shops at Briargate and at Greccio’s office, 1808 W. Colorado Ave.
The game is a snapshot of the community that includes many local attractions and businesses. The City of Colorado Springs has endorsed the game and is one of many game sponsors.
Sponsors say the game will help locals and tourists learn about what makes Colorado Springs a great place to live and visit.
An illustration created by local artist Luke Flowers will be featured on the center of the game board.
Proceeds from sales will benefit Greccio Housing, a nonprofit organization that serves low-income families and individuals by providing stable, safe, affordable housing, and creating supportive opportunities and services for residents to enhance their individual growth.
To pre-order a game, which retails for $34.99, call 475-1422.
Mr. Biggs opens a Li’l Biggs
Mr. Biggs is getting bigger with the opening a Li’l Biggs at Stetson Hills and Powers Boulevards.
Li’l Biggs caters to kids 10 and younger with Little Bigg Town as its flagship attraction. Little Bigg Town is one of the popular attractions at Mr. Biggs’ Colorado Springs and Denver.
The opening is scheduled for June 1.
Li’l Biggs is a smaller, more intimate family venue, with 10,000 square feet of restaurant and attractions.
Survey: digital TV transition
Nearly 100 percent of respondents are aware of the digital TV transition scheduled to happen Feb. 17, 2009, but only 68 percent believe they understand how the transition will impact their current home entertainment setup, according to a survey from Thornton, Colo.-based Ultimate Electronics.
The survey results were released following U.S. Rep. Richard Boucher (D-Va.) announcing the need for more federal support for DTV education.
“I’m not surprised by how many people have heard the term ‘digital TV transition’ but how few understand exactly what it means for them,” said Jim Pearse, president of Ultimate Electronics. “With the conversion slated for February of next year, it is important for both the government and retailers to make sure consumers are educated on the DTV transition and how it will impact their television signal.”
Ultimate Electronics found that nearly 24 percent of survey participants own only analog TVs and 30 percent rely on over the air antennas for TV programming.
“This transition is one of the largest in TV history, even surpassing that of black and white to color, because, without the proper equipment, households relying on analog signals will not be able to receive any television programming,” Pearse said.
The U.S.-based online survey of 303 people was conducted from a pool of customers who receive bi-weekly newsletters from Ultimate Electronics.
Joan Johnson covers retail for the Colorado Springs Business Journal.