Jean-Marie Designs now has three times more space – the floral company moved to a new location at 25 E. Cheyenne Road. “We were downtown for 18 years,” owner Jean-Marie Handal said. “We were in a small space, an opportunity came open to buy the new building. It was a great real estate investment.”
Tejon Street stores are getting credit for being on the cutting edge of a new wave of retailing – small shops with easy parking near restaurants and entertainment venues, according to a new book on shopping in Colorado. “They really have come full circle,” said Judie Schwartz, author of “A Fashion Lover’s Guide to the Best Shopping in Denver and Beyond.”
The Downtown Partnership plans to celebrate the holiday season in style, with a parade, carolers and holiday gift coupons. The Downtown Partnership and several stores, restaurants and bars have put together free giveaway “checks” for downtown workers in Colorado Springs. Marketing to employees makes sense, said Beth Kosley, executive director of the Downtown Partnership.
Visitors to Poor Richard’s – either the bookstore or the restaurant – have seen the hammering, sawing and painting in the space that used to house the business’s children’s bookstore. Once the work is finished, the 1,500 square foot space will become a coffee and wine bar that hopes to attract patrons with live music, poetry readings and book signings. The retail location will also sell chocolates, juice and smoothies.
Mike Callicrate is becoming an international spokesman for independent ranchers and beef processors. The owner of Colorado Springs' Ranch Foods Direct recently filmed a feature segment for TV Tokyo, a Japanese network that produces the only business television show in the country.
Two business partners are collaborating to open an all-natural meat market in northern Colorado Springs early next year. Colorado Steak Co. will launch operations at the Shops of Briargate in January. The store will offer naturally grown beef, poultry, lamp, pork, fresh fish and seafood, said co-owner Clifford Telle.
Mt. Tejon Gifts and Décor plans to open a second store Nov. 4 in the Chapel Hills Mall, said owner Susan Manus. The store will offer the same kind of merchandise at its new location, with a heavy emphasis on gift items. “Everyone goes to the mall, for something,” Manus said. “They do Christmas shopping […]