Colorado Springs Buick and GMC auto dealer Mike Shaw has been named Time magazine’s 2012 Dealer of the Year. Shaw, who also runs Chevrolet and Saab dealerships in Denver, Fountain and Castle Rock, as well as in Louisiana and Texas,  is the 43rd auto dealer to win Time’s annual award. The announcement was made Saturday […]
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The Guinea Pigg, a store specializing in women’s clothing and accessories, will open at 110 N. Tejon St. in April, moving from its 30-year location in Old Colorado City. The store is owned by Sy and Sue Bachman.
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Al’s Formal Wear has acquired all the assets of Mister Neat’s Formalwear, the largest formal wear company in Colorado. Mister Neat’s Formalwear was founded in 1972 and has a distribution center in Loveland and 17 retail stores throughout the state, including three in Colorado Springs. Al’s Formal Wear has been in business for more than […]
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Circuit City is inviting Americans to nominate their local firefighters for outstanding service as part of a national online essay contest. A recent study by the U.S. Fire Administration, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, reveals that many firehouses across the United States lack adequate funding for some of the most essential firefighting tools.
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New owners of the popular Westside Mexican restaurant Amanda’s Fonda have backed out of a plan to open a downtown location but still have plans to open a number of restaurants along the Front Range, including one at the former Village Inn restaurant at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. Businessman Rick Holland, who owns the restaurant […]
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The Greenbrier in White Sulpher Springs, W.Va., and The Broadmoor share many similarities. They’re both world-renowned luxury resort hotels, serving the same types of clientele, conference and vacation guests. And, both tout high-end amenities, dining, recreation and services. So when David and Suzanne Gibson decided to expand their business with a second location, The Broadmoor […]
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Promoting his new single, country music artist Danny Griego ran a TV commercial during a college football bowl game featuring scantily dressed “Wal-Mart Girls.” Miramonte Records paid $112,000 to air the 30-second ad twice in a bid to promote the single and create hype for the Web site, walmartgirlssong.com. Within 24 hours of the ads airing, the site logged 65,000 hits, and more than 6,000 users played the music video online.
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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, at the corner of Pikes Peak and Cascade avenues, will begin construction next month on a two-story addition and outdoor patio on the north side of its building.
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Once the envisioned site for the ambitious, 22-story Cooper Tower, the corner of Kiowa Street and Nevada Avenue will now soon be home to a rock climbing gym.
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The Wits End Comedy Club is planned to open in the in the space formerly occupied by the longtime west side gay nightclub, Hide N’ Seek, at 508 W. Colorado Ave. Kevin Murphy of Murphy Constructors, which recently completed a $450,000 upgrade to the building, said plans for a new kitchen for the comedy club […]
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Einstein Bros. Bagels new location on a prominent downtown corner could be the first of several new locations in the Colorado Springs area. “Colorado Springs is an underdeveloped market for us, and we felt like it was a good time to expand in that area,” said Mike Ellis, executive vice president of franchise development. He […]
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The CEO of novelty ice cream maker Dippin’ Dots has stepped down as part of a bankruptcy agreement that will infuse enough cash into the company to keep it afloat until it can be sold. The move on Tuesday came after Regions Bank refused to loan the company any more money until CEO Curt Jones […]
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