Is it because of the holiday spirit and not procrastination that your Christmas lights are still up? Did you serve eggnog at your Labor Day barbecue? Does it feel like Dec. 25 will never get here? Don’t fret. Christmas-cianados can whet their appetites anytime at the Christmas in Manitou store. The year-round Christmas-themed shop at […]
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Smart watches, headphones, books, candy and the Quadcopter all have at least one thing in common: They’re all on the popular item list for this coming holiday season. Consumer confidence is rising, so the holiday season might see a slight increase in sales, according to economists. High-tech holiday items The popular choice for tech-smart individuals […]
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Economic news released last week showed divergent signs about the national economy. On one hand, consumer confidence was increasing, but on the other hand, consumer spending was decreasing.  “I looked at that and scratched my head,” said economist Tucker Hart Adams of Summit Economics.  Consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six […]
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Art Hardware sells different goods and services than some might expect. Many people assume the Colorado Springs-based custom framing and print shop specializes in knobs and pulls, while others relate the name to the store’s original function as an art supply store. The business was started in the mid-1970s by a Colorado businessman looking to […]
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Several businesses in downtown Colorado Springs have moved, will move, or plan to close. Two are moving to the Chapel Hills Mall. Susan Godec will close her Phancy Pheasant at 220 N. Tejon St. because of a drop in business that she attributed to downtown vagrancy and parking. “I feel like it’s just the wrong […]
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As Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has expand throughout the region, talk of what might become of its Westside property fell silent. Now, as the nonprofit has prepared to open three new locations and add 180 jobs, representatives say Discover Goodwill will retain the large processing plant on West Colorado Avenue. On Tuesday, […]
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They are the nomads of retail. They ferry their tents and wares, set up fleeting cities and entice passersby with their samples and smiles before packing away their produce and crafts; their racks and cash. They move on to the next fair, the next parking lot or the next stretch of closed-off street. They are […]
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In Colorado Springs, a person can purchase virtually any item, new or used. Standard new and used items — cars and homes — are for sale throughout town. Then there are other things, items like tires you wouldn’t normally see sold used. Even on Craigslist. [pullquote] “Sometimes you come across those real gems.”  – Mary […]
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Laura Schnarr Cameron, 23, is a graphic designer and account coordinator with Colorado Springs marketing and public relations firm Blakely + Co. The Colorado native serves several local nonprofits and recently accepted the position of vice president with the National Advertising Federation’s local chapter. The newlywed spoke about what it’s like to wear two hats […]
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Colorado Springs won’t have to wait until 2015 for its new Trader Joe’s to open, after all. After months of insisting its target was early next year, the California-based specialty grocer announced this week its first Colorado Springs location at University Village Colorado will open Oct. 10. The 12,400-square-foot store, under construction at 5342 N. […]
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California-based specialty grocery chain Trader Joe’s announced Monday it plans to open its first Colorado Springs location at University Village Oct. 10. The 12,400-square-foot store at 5342 N. Nevada Ave. — near the intersection of Nevada Avenue and Garden of the Gods Road — will be open that day for normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 9 […]
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More than a year after the owner of Tony’s Bar kickstarted the relocation process, the downtown Colorado Springs mainstay has finally opened across the street from its former home. Tony’s opened Thursday as a reinvented version of itself at 326 N. Tejon St., just a whiskey stone’s throw from 311 N. Tejon St. where the […]
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