A group of Manitou Springs citizens opposed to the city’s decision to allow the sale of retail marijuana has submitted petitions to put the issue back on the ballot. The No Retail Marijuana in Manitou Springs group submitted “twice as many signatures as required for verification and referral to the ballot … to ensure that […]
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Despite nicer spring weather, consumers tempered their retail spending in April, according to the National Retail Federation. April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were unchanged seasonally-adjusted month-to-month, yet increased 4.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “The shift in Easter to April did not provide enough bounce to retailers, as retail sales struggled to […]
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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 […]
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Last year, Anthony David paid off his house, the original Brentwood Estates cabin in the Black Forest. Two weeks later, it burned to the ground in the Black Forest fire. “We lost everything,” David said. Four weeks before the fire, David launched a business, the Black Forest Mill, in business to create furniture – tables […]
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Four years after the initiation of developer Gary Erickson’s grand plan for urban renewal, Copper Ridge at Northgate is still plugging along. Three new businesses are scheduled to open next month at the mixed-use development on the northernmost edge of Colorado Springs, east of the Air Force Academy and Interstate 25, and more will continue to […]
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Jerry Rutledge will greet you with a warm handshake and a smile. The downtown retailer has reason to be happy. His men’s apparel shop, Rutledge’s, has been on Tejon Street (first at the corner of Tejon and Pikes Peak Avenue, more recently at the corner of Tejon and Kiowa streets) for nearly a half-century, and […]
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Less than two months after Manitou Springs City Council approved the licensing of retail marijuana businesses on the city’s eastern edge, one band of disapproving opponents still hasn’t given up. Manitou business owner Tim Haas, who started the campaign known as “No Retail Marijuana in Manitou Springs,” said he estimates the group has gathered between […]
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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 […]
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After more than a week without the ability to process credit and debit card payments, Clara Paulson was forced to make a decision. Paulson, who owns and operates Organica Herb & Tea Company in Old Colorado City, had used the same card processing company for years before her service was canceled with no warning and […]
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Colorado new car and truck sales started the year in a positive direction as registrations increased 3 percent in January over January 2013. Those results and more are available in the January 2014 Colorado Auto Outlook Report released this week by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA). New vehicle registrations for Porsche, Audi and Lexus […]
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Some 1,200 guests indulged in sweet confections, chocolate and cocktails during the third annual Colorado Indulgence Festival Sunday at the Antler’s Hotel downtown. The sold-out festival featured more than 80 sweet or savory creations, wine, beer and liquors, according to Red Energy Public Relations, Advertising & Events, which organized and staged the festival. A Tesla […]
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Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country. According to the National Retail Federation – the world largest retail trade association – January retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) were flat seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased […]
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