Business Briefs

Shops at Voyager expansion begins

An expansion of Shops at Voyager is underway with an 18,000-square-foot, two-story building located on the northwest corner of Voyager Parkway and Ridgeline Drive. This new building will house the expansion of bridal and formal wear retailer Something New Boutique on the upper floor. The ground floor will contain multiple retail units (currently available for lease), including an end unit with a drive-up window. The new building is made possible by a team of local businesses, including YOW Architects, Eastern Colorado Bank and Elder Construction.  All retail space leasing opportunities will be represented by Cameron Butcher Realty.

Construction has begun and the shops are scheduled to begin opening for business in December 2019. For more information visit somethingnewboutique.com, yowarch.com and cameronbutcher.com.

RE/MAX of Pueblo acquires Jones-Healy Realtors

Residential real estate brokerage and property management company RE/MAX of Pueblo acquired Jones-Healy Realtors, the largest full-service, locally owned real estate company in Pueblo and southern Colorado.

RE/MAX of Pueblo, founded in 1980, reported 845 transaction sides in 2018. The RE/MAX franchise opened a second real estate office in 1994 in Pueblo West (RE/MAX Pueblo West). RE/MAX Pueblo West posted 445 sides last year. The two offices combined have 47 agents and accounted for 21.2 percent of the local sales volume in 2018.

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Opening its doors in 1934, residential and commercial real estate brokerage Jones-Healy Realtors had 31 agents at the time of the acquisition. The real estate company serviced Pueblo West, Fowler, Cañon City, Penrose, Florence, Beulah, Rye, Colorado City and Wetmore. Jones-Healy Realtors facilitated 220 transaction sides in 2018, resulting in 7.13 percent of the local sales volume.

Colorado Springs receives $31,000 grant

The city of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department received a $31,000 grant to increase access to healthy foods and nutrition education. The funding is part of a $1.5 million grant that the National Recreation and Park Association received from the Walmart Foundation to distribute via park and recreation agencies nationwide.

Meadows Park Community Center, one of the city’s four community centers, will use the funds to enhance its after-school and summer feeding programs and help improve opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating. The funding will also enable MPCC to create nutritional literacy materials to help ensure lifelong healthy habits for Colorado Springs’ youths.

Located in areas impacted by marginalized socioeconomic conditions, each of the city’s community centers strives to effectively develop creative solutions to improve the quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information on current MPCC food programs, including BBUGS (Broad Based Universal Gardening Support), Colorado Springs Food Rescue and Fit Food Feast Boutique, and the Silver Key Connections Café, visit coloradosprings.gov/meadows-park-community-center.