Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time. Despite an improving U.S. job and housing markets, consumer confidence fell to the lowest level it’s been since November 2011. The New York-based Conference Board says Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 60.6, down from a revised 65.4 in […]
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It was just after 10 a.m. when a chilled Stan Wolf answered a call at his ski shop on the Westside of Colorado Springs. “Colorado Kite & Ski,” he answered enthusiastically. “Yes, we have everything you need for snowboarding. … Do not rent in the mountains — it’s like $45 a day and mine are […]
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Maxx HD Sunglasses has signed a licensing agreement with Licensing Resource Group, a trademark management company. Licensing Resource Group provides license-management services to more than 180 colleges and universities, athletic conferences and special properties nationwide. MaxxHD will develop a line of sunglasses with matching school colors and insignias for licensed colleges and universities. “We have […]
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Citing the depressed local economy, Mt. Tejon owner Jeanne Galvin has decided to downsize her store. Mt. Tejon is moving from a 4,000-square-foot location at 104 N. Tejon St. to a 1,250-square-foot store just up the block and across the pavement at 125 ½ N. Tejon St. “Our lease is up at the end of […]
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Carmax is building a new garage at its Powers Auto Park location for reconditioning work for its vehicles in the Springs and Denver. The national used car dealer opened its location at 4014 Tutt Blvd. in June of 2008, said Carmax spokeswoman Elia Imler. The new garage is an expansion into the service center, she […]
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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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Chico’s is closing all its downtown, storefront locations — including the shop on Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. “The company told us they were trying to get away from downtown locations to focus more on malls and outdoor shopping centers,” said Leticia Kuyper, store manager. “This is the only location in Colorado that is closing.”
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Dudes don’t drink diet. Or at least that’s the idea behind Dr Pepper Ten, a 10-calorie soft drink Dr Pepper Snapple Group is rolling out on Monday with a macho ad campaign that proclaims “It’s not for women.” The soft drink was developed after the company’s research found that men shy away from diet drinks […]
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The Falcon Business League and the Fountain Valley Chamber have joined the Pikes Peak Regional Business Partnership. The partnership includes Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Black Chamber and the Hispanic Chamber. The two organizations will be recognized at a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December […]
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Clipping and saving coupons is a way of life for many — so it shouldn’t be any surprise that Internet technology giant Google wants a cut. Google has announced that it will offer local discount coupons to people who use its Google Maps service. Other companies that have been distributing online coupons include ValPak and CoolSavings, and Silicon Valley start-ups like Coupons Inc. and Zixxo.
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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 Star Trek crew members strolling […]
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A former manager of Xpedx paper store is betting, even as paper sales slow internationally, that there is still demand for a physical paper store in Colorado Springs. Mark Weingartner opened Springs Paper at 2427 N. Academy Blvd. in May to meet that demand. “I’m just trying to fill the void left by Xpedx,” Weingartner […]
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