Covered Treasures owner Tommie Plank pauses her conversation during a lull on a January afternoon to ring up a customer at the Monument bookstore. The two women make idle chat during the transaction, and the conversation ends on a familiar note for Plank: “It’s my dream some day to own...
Steven Cedre owns the city’s smallest full-service bicycle shop, and he’s watching the latest Trump tariffs take a huge bite out of his business.  Across the board, the U.S. bicycle industry — which relies on China for more than 90 percent of its bikes and bike parts — is reeling...
With full-strength beer seemingly “on every corner” thanks to new state liquor laws, some Pikes Peak-area retailers are feeling the squeeze more than others. “The meat department, the produce department, the bakery — it’s everywhere, in front of everybody,” said Jack Bachman, owner of Cheers Liquor Mart on Circle Drive....
Jenny and Tyler Sherman first met at the Mining Exchange in the 2000s — Tyler was the general manager tasked by owner Perry Sanders with opening the hotel. Jenny was the general manager of the hotel’s restaurant, Springs Orleans. The couple has since moved on from working for others in...
On the booming Powers corridor, vacancies are rare and quickly filled.
Out-of-state retailers who sell online in Colorado will soon have to pay state sales taxes and state-collected local sales taxes. Retailers with at least $100,000 in annual sales or 200 annual transactions within the state will be required to obtain a state business license by Nov. 30 and begin collecting...
It wasn’t your usual Saturday crowd at Chapel Hills Mall. If you were at the mall the weekend of Aug. 25, you might have seen a Darth Vader look-alike perusing the merchandise at Dick’s Sporting Goods, a Daenerys Targaryen sipping a soft drink in the food court, and a few...
Business is hopping for area craft breweries. There are about two dozen active craft breweries in Colorado Springs, according to Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association. “There are 402 active brewery licenses in Colorado — not counting 3.2 percent duplicates — and 25 active in Colorado Springs,” he...
Some retailers are breathing a little easier after the recent purchase of Chapel Hills Mall. “That period where we didn’t know who was going to buy us or if we were going to be bought, there were a lot of rumors going around that we might close,” said Monika Clayton,...
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and Kroger aren’t waiting on legislation after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Florida — they’ve set their own policies to limit gun sales. Spurred by the knowledge that one of its stores last year sold a shotgun to the shooter in Florida...