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Colorado Springs’ diverse demographics and growing population are luring restaurants to open throughout the city. “We started looking down there to open up an additional location about 2½ years ago because of the demographics and the amount of younger people relocating there,” said Drew Shader, the owner of Denver-based Atomic...
Super Bowl Sunday is the unofficial winter holiday, a welcome bonanza for bars, restaurants and liquor stores that helps them through the slow business days just after the new year. It’s the official end of football season, and a designated day of celebration for many people, even those who...
Living or starting a business in a tiny home has been a popular trend, and Colorado Springs is well known for its connections to the industry. The city hosted the Tiny House Jamboree, which drew thousands during the past two years. The event has since moved to Arlington, Texas, because...
There are some new businesses brewing just north of downtown Colorado Springs. Two former coffee shops  — Dogtooth Coffee Company (505 E. Columbia St.) in the Patty Jewett neighborhood and STIR (2330 N. Wahsatch Ave.) in the Old North End — have recently been purchased by local restaurateurs who plan...
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.
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...
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...
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....
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 and...
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...
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...