iT’Z the third one in the nation, the first in Colorado and iT’Z almost here. A new family, food and fun entertainment destination, iT’Z recently broke ground at 3035 New Center Point at First & Main Town Center. Other locations are in Houston and Albuquerque.
It didn’t take Phoebe Schmidt very long to notice something strange about Colorado Springs. Upon moving from New York City five years ago, she went on a shopping spree with her sister in-law for western boots. What they found was disappointing: nothing but boots in black and brown. Now Schmidt, a sophisticated shopper, knew Colorado […]
Kum & Go, a national chain of service stations, will anchor a new four-acre shopping center across the street from the Sky Sox Stadium. Mark Useman, senior managing director at Sierra Commercial Real Estate, said he is marketing the new Shoppes at the Ball Park for Vista Equity Group. Kum & Go is the first […]
One of Colorado Springs’ upscale shoe stores now carries more styles and selections. “We took an area that used to be dressing rooms – we were using it for storage,” said Saboz owner Linda Bridger. “We remodeled and more than doubled our shoe display area.”
Consumer spending and retail sales ended the second quarter on a soft note, indicating that economic growth is weaker than expected. According to the National Retail Federation, a retail trade association, June sales increased 0.6 percent from May and 3 percent from the previous year. “Consumers remain wary,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “Even […]
The inaugural Colorado Springs Craft Week reached its peak Friday evening during the Crafter’s Festival, a sold-out signature event that brought together food and drink vendors from across the region. The Crafter’s Festival, which kicked off Friday afternoon at Venue 515 in Manitou Springs, attracted a variety of participating businesses, including 11 breweries, seven coffee […]
Where’s Wilma? Filthy Wilma’s, a small art gallery that for more than 20 years was at 10 Ruxton Ave. in Manitou Springs, has received a facelift, along with a new location. Starting May 1, its new home will be 729 Manitou Ave. and its new name will be Green Horse Gallery. The Green Horse signifies growth, rebirth and renewal, and the horse represents strength, beauty, and sensitivity — all attributes the artists’ hope the new gallery will embody.
The Broadmoor hotel has a new retail shop. Called The Great Republic, the shop specializes in historical memorabilia, including rare flags, exceptional period maps, unique Americana and vintage British Empire and American sporting antiques and collectibles. It’s one of 26 shops on The Broadmoor property, which is a five-star, five-diamond resort hotel in Colorado Springs. […]
After years of testing, research scientists in Illinois have created a new fabric from corn. Tate & Lyle, the food-ingredient company behind the breakthrough, is building a plant in Tennessee, and should have the fabric in commercial production this fall. The corn-based fiber will be used by DuPont Co. to make Sorona, a supersoft, stain-resistant fabric that executives say “could be the next nylon.”
Wealthy Americans have a lot more spending cash these days. A recent tally estimates that about 73 million U.S. households have discretionary income. That’s up from about 57 million during 2002, according to statistics from The Conference Board. But, nearly 78 percent of all that discretionary income is held by households earning more than $100,000, […]
Walgreens has teamed up with the American Association of Retired Persons to launch an e-commerce site and catalog. AARP.walgreens.com will carry more than 20,000 discounted health, beauty and wellness products. As an incentive to order online, the site will offer free shipping on orders of more than $50 and a 5 percent product discount for […]
Charlie Martin moved to Colorado Springs in 1988, and soon after arriving noticed a spot on East Fillmore Street that he thought might make a good home for a restaurant. So he opened his restaurant Charlie’s Pit Bar-B-Que. The restaurant has had numerous locations during the last 20 years, and most recently could be found […]