Shannon Rogers is a 39-year-old go-getter. Formerly executive director at the Senior Resource Council, Rogers recently accepted a new position as sales and relationship manager with Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado. Tell us how you professionally grew with your previous job. The Senior Resource Council executive director position was a great introduction into […]
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Europtics, a high-end eye-wear retailer based in Denver, is expanding into Colorado Springs. The company will take the place of Ultra Diamonds at 1685 Briargate Parkway in the Promenade Shops at Briargate. “This will be a good fit,” said Briargate shops manager Jennifer Crowley. This will be the company’s fifth store in the state. It […]
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While Internet stores seem to be getting all the attention, shoppers spend their money in brick-and-mortar stores – and that includes the Internet generation, according to a survey from the NPD Group. The new report, “Winning the Fight for Millennial Shoppers,” 81 percent of Millennials’ retail spending is in stores, and only 19 percent shop […]
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Sushi lovers on the city’s north end can now rejoice. Bara Sushi owner Sam Ahn will open a second Colorado location at the Promenade Shops at Briargate. Ahn, who also owns the Bara Sushi location in Denver’s Tech Center, had been waiting for the right spot to become available at the Briargate shopping center for […]
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If you have a Verizon Wireless cell phone with Mobile Web 2.0, you now have added shopping capabilities. Boulder-based mShopper, a mobile shopping service, has teamed with Verizon Wireless to allow customers to compare prices, browse and buy from their cell phones. More than 9.2 million products are available at the touch of a button on your phone’s Web browser at shop.mshopper.com.
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The owners of downtown Colorado Springs costume and novelty shop Zeezo’s finalized  their purchase of the historic Bryan & Scott Jewelers building at 112 N. Tejon St. earlier this month. Mark and Jessica Modeer, who currently run Zeezo’s a few doors down at 104 N. Tejon St., closed the $1.265-million real estate transaction at 12:30 […]
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Steve & Barry’s LLC has received a $163 million offer for some of its assets from Bay Harbour Management. The teen apparel retailer, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, has filed a “stalking horse” asset purchase agreement with a unit of Bay Harbour, an investment company that’s built a reputation on successful business turn-arounds.
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The red Easy Button has made Staples the runaway leader in office retail. The five-year branding campaign began in 2001 and has helped make Staples a $16.1 billion business. In 2005, the company’s profit was up 18 percent to $834 million. Second-place Office Depot booked 2005 earnings of just $274 million, an 18 percent slide, and OfficeMax posted a loss of $73.8 million.
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Scott Koons and his business partner John Bauer certainly like beer, but that’s not necessarily why they opened Colorado Mountain Brewery...
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Thirty women – or, chicks and their peeps, rather – were trailed Friday night by a red wagon and rubber ducks with “Chick in Charge” name tags, during Manitou Springs’ first Chick Crawl, a retail promotional event to draw female shoppers. And, by most accounts the event was a success. Jewelry was “flying out the […]
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Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers continued its expansion into Colorado Springs this week when it opened its second store in the city at 5825 Stetson Hills Parkway. The store was one of four Freddy’s opened in Colorado within the last eight days, which doubled the number of  the chain restaurants in the state. The Colorado […]
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Propelled by solid sales in clothing and electronics, retails sales in September provided a promising preview to the holiday shopping season, according to the National Retail Federation. September retail sales increased .4 percent from August and 2.1 percent from last year’s September sales. “In spite of the uncertainty and unease surrounding our nation’s high unemployment […]
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