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Lyn Harwell is building a network of social enterprises spanning both Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, starting with a new café at the Manitou Art Center, CrEATe, which is expected to open in June.
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It’s been nearly a month since Amendment 70, Colorado’s new minimum wage law, took effect. The passage of the contentious proposal means the state’s base pay jumped from $8.31 per hour in 2016 to $9.30 per hour in 2017. It will increase 90 cents each year until the wage...
The historic Carter Payne building in downtown Colorado Springs has had many rebirths — it was originally a church, then an office building, an event venue, and most recently, home to a few failed concepts — and now is being transformed into a community space with a brewery, taproom and co-op restaurant. Local husband-and-wife team […]
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Colorado Springs’ first indoor water park and family resort will open at the end of next month and needs hundreds of new employees. Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs will host two information sessions on its 500 new part-time and full-time opportunities from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 15 at The Pro Rodeo Hall of […]
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As more specialty coffee shops and micro-roasters saturate the community, it’s clear the city doesn’t lack options for fine coffee. According to local coffeehouse owners, there will be at about 10 specialty shops in the city once Loyal Coffee café and roastery makes its debut next month at 408 S. Nevada Ave. More entrepreneurs seem […]
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Colorado Springs businesses could reel in big dollars once filming for the upcoming Netflix movie, “Our Souls at Night,” begins in the area next month. Production will start around September 12 in Colorado Springs, Denver and Florence, Colo., with Colorado Springs being its home base and its cast [to include Robert Redford and Jane Fonda] […]
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A lot can happen in six months. Perhaps no group understands that better than the board working to open a public market in downtown Colorado Springs. Reports early this year indicated the market could open this summer at the restored Payne Chapel on South Weber Street. In the months since, however, two board members have resigned […]
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Nothing puts an eatery on the shunning shortlist like a food poisoning outbreak  — think Chipotle in 2015 or Jack in the Box, circa 1993. Following a widespread E. coli outbreak last fall, Chipotle recorded its first loss since it first went public a decade ago. The quick-service food brand’s value declined an estimated $8 […]
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Colorado Springs businessman Mitch Yellen tilled the soil of the restaurant industry in Colorado Springs once more, planting a restaurant in northeast Colorado Springs. Set to open June 27, TILL is located in Briargate at 9633 Prominent Point off North Powers Boulevard. Beginning Tuesday, June 28, the restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, 365 days […]
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The Ancient Mariner’s story ends Memorial Day. After 32 years serving drinks, sandwiches, pizza and local musical talent, the Manitou Springs tavern will close, along with adjacent Marilyn’s Pizza, said owner Anne Stinson. “I’m tired, and I want to get retired,” said Stinson, who has operated Ancient Mariner and Marilyn’s Pizza for all its 32 […]
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Aspiring restaurateurs in Colorado Springs will likely have to wait in line. Local real estate experts say restaurant-ready properties are scarce and — without additional construction — the supply will only get thinner. “I get three to four calls a day,” said Whitney Johnson, an associate at CBRE, a local commercial real estate company. “Space […]
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Colorado-based Golden Flame Hot Wings restaurant will open Sept. 26 on the city’s east side at 5865 Stetson Hills Blvd. The new location is the fourth restaurant to open since 1994. A grand opening event is scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.. and, at noon, the public can watch a wing-eating contest for charity. For every wing eaten in 90 […]
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