Consumers plan to spend less on Halloween festivities this year. Considerably less. The National Retail Federation says consumers will spend on average $56.31 on candy decorations, costumes and party favors among other items. That’s down from $66.54 last year. BIGresearch conducted the 2009 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey for NRF Sept. 1-9 and responses […]
Several businesses in downtown Colorado Springs have moved, will move, or plan to close. Two are moving to the Chapel Hills Mall. Susan Godec will close her Phancy Pheasant at 220 N. Tejon St. because of a drop in business that she attributed to downtown vagrancy and parking. “I feel like it’s just the wrong […]
Despite a jittery economy, consumers showed renewed confidence this month. The New York-based Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index rose to 88.6 for the month, up from a revised 87.8 during November – the first increase since July. Confidence levels are considered important because they indicate possible changes in spending patterns, and consumer spending contributes nearly […]
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.”
As cash-strapped and budget-conscious consumers restrict spending to essentials, one high-end Tejon Street retailer has figured out a way to help ease the pain of a year-long recession. When LuLu owner Tess Loo began noticing slipping sales last fall, she borrowed an idea from her sister, Ann Siner. Siner owns several consignment stores in Arizona […]
ColoRox, a Colorado memorabilia clothing line designed by Maureen Christopher and Ted Weber, is finally open at 110 S. Sierra Madre St. The store was scheduled to occupy 19 N. Tejon St., but the space was sold. In the meantime, Christopher leased a kiosk at The Promenade Shops at Briargate and from that venture, realized that the north side of town was not the right fit for her shop.