Sandra Bullock’s character in the 1995 movie “The Net” rarely left the house during her daily routine. The computer programmer worked at home and even preferred to order her pizza online. Bullock’s movie persona was far from mainstream back then, but today her character’s choices are quite common as virtually anything can be purchased online. […]
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Colorado Springs’ first indoor water park and family resort will open at the end of next month and needs hundreds of new employees. Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs will host two information sessions on its 500 new part-time and full-time opportunities from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 15 at The Pro Rodeo Hall of […]
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Of all the historic arterials in Colorado Springs, Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City may have changed least. It is today what it was in the early 20th century — a broad, tree-lined avenue with residential and commercial users in harmonious coexistence. Then as now, small, locally owned businesses dominated the streetscape, catering both to […]
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Colorado Springs businesses could reel in big dollars once filming for the upcoming Netflix movie, “Our Souls at Night,” begins in the area next month. Production will start around September 12 in Colorado Springs, Denver and Florence, Colo., with Colorado Springs being its home base and its cast [to include Robert Redford and Jane Fonda] […]
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A lot can happen in six months. Perhaps no group understands that better than the board working to open a public market in downtown Colorado Springs. Reports early this year indicated the market could open this summer at the restored Payne Chapel on South Weber Street. In the months since, however, two board members have resigned […]
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The forward march of the new year has meant a new sense of urgency for the group trying to create Colorado Springs’ first public market. A recently completed business plan and a commitment to be more proactive in securing financing have been steps in the right direction, but opening before the summer, the market board’s […]
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Following years of sluggish progress, the city’s northeast side appears to be undergoing a growth spurt. Development along InterQuest Parkway slowed to a near halt for several years before the spring opening of a Drury Inn & Suites. Since then, several new businesses have committed to InterQuest Marketplace, according to Nor’wood Development Group’s Vice President […]
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The challenge dubbed “David vs. Goliath” is again brewing in Colorado between national grocery chains and independently owned liquor stores allied with the craft beer and wine industry. Voters may be the deciding factor in the fight during the November 2016 election. The question: Is it time to sell liquor, wine and full-strength beer in […]
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Luisa Graff was born in Lima, Peru, and escaped to the United States after a political coup there. At 14, when she landed in Colorado Springs, it took her only a few months to get a job. Ed Megel had been selling Graff’s family’s emeralds at his jewelry store here, and with determination, she began […]
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For 20 years, a hidden gem has been housed above The Famous Steakhouse on North Tejon. Several gems, actually. For two decades Ted Blum’s Jewelers Services has quietly built custom jewelry and repaired nearly anything, from costume pieces to engagement rings to works of art. But at the beginning of the year, the business added […]
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Southern Coloradans with a little extra money to burn should take note: Several long-established chains, locally owned businesses and area newcomers are maneuvering to take advantage of the area’s growth and spending power. Developers and management related to some of the busiest centers of commerce around the city say business is good, and continued growth […]
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The only full-line grocery store in Manitou Springs has closed, and two local business owners plan to take over the downtown space and open a new, shared storefront in May. Local First Grocer, which opened last year at 116 Canon Ave., closed over the weekend, leaving the 1,200-square-foot space unoccupied. Anna’s Apothecary, which had operated a small […]
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