Big Lots, a discount store that carries everything from clothes to home furnishings and electronics, signed a lease for a new location in the First & Main Town Center off Powers Boulevard. The retailer is completing $227,000 in tenant improvements to its new storefront at 2975 New Center Pt., according to Pikes Peak Regional Building […]
Larkburger, a Colorado burger joint that recently opened a new location at 1904 Southgate, is applying for a liquor license. The new restaurant at the Broadmoor Towne Center will serve beer at its newest location if the city of Colorado Springs Liquor and Beer Licensing Board approves the application at its meeting Friday morning. “All […]
After an upturn in February, consumer confidence dropped in March, reflecting the uncertainty American consumers have about future economic conditions, according to results of the RBC Consumer Attitudes and Spending by Household Index. The index for March stands at 86.2, a considerable decrease from 96.1 in February.
As we entered 2009, retailers had cause for worry. In the midst of the worst recession in decades, skyrocketing unemployment and a tight credit market forced consumers into save mode. Massive store closings hit the news in force and Colorado Springs was no exception as major anchor Macy’s shuttered its 105-employee outlet at The Citadel […]
Einstein Bros. Bagels has signed a 10-year lease in the former Mrs. Field’s Cookies location at 32 North Tejon Street. The company has started renovating the location and is expected to open at the end of this year, said First Properties’ Rich Walker, who brokered the deal. The new bagel restaurant will be located at […]
In today’s nonstop world of breaking news, far too often we move to the next headlines and forget yesterday’s major stories — even when they happen here among us. Surely the residents of our area haven’t forgotten the natural disasters of the past two years. But sometimes it seems that way. We endured the nightmare […]
Are holiday shoppers safe from lead-tainted toys and other dangerous Chinese goods? Not according to a report published by the Alliance for American Manufacturing, which claims the Bush Administration and federal regulators have failed to step up enforcement and to reform rules that were written decades ago.
Shams Forough is a man of many talents. He was born, raised and spent much of his life in Afghanistan. He spent his young-adult years fighting with the resistance against Afghanistan’s Russian invaders and later traveled to the United States to attend college on a scholarship. Upon earning his degree, Forough worked as stockbroker in […]
Americans deem frontline sales staff the single biggest detriment to their shopping experience, resulting in more lost business and negative word of mouth than any other shopping problem. These were the findings of the Retail Customer Dissatisfaction Study, conducted for the second year by the Verde Group, a customer dissatisfaction consulting firm, and the Baker Retail Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
The City of Fountain, roughly 13 miles south of Colorado Springs, is on the precipice of a population boom, and it wants more businesses — now. Fountain Valley’s population, which includes Security and Widefield, is around 88,000, and city officials expect that number grow 14 percent by 2014, when troops return to neighboring Fort Carson […]
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened the first of four new restaurants in the Colorado Springs area today. The restaurant chain opened in Monument and franchisee Kyle Gerstner said he plans to begin construction on another along the Powers Boulevard corridor in June. Freddy’s opened its first store in 2002 in Wichita, Kan. The Monument […]
This year Old Colorado City will replace incandescent holiday lights with LED lights like the ones pictured here. Christmas lights photo courtesy of HolidayLEDS.com Old Colorado City has traded in its old incandescent holiday lights for new LED lights. The new bulbs are more efficient and offer a different kind of glow. Planners of the […]