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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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The Craftwood Inn, a longtime staple of the Manitou Springs community, closed suddenly Sunday after more than 70 years in business. Owner Dave Symonds, who purchased the eatery at 404 El Paso Blvd. in 2003, was noticeably distraught Tuesday after shutting the Craftwood’s doors for what might be the last time. “It’s a real shame,” […]
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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 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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The sign out front reads “Front Range Barbeque & Home Style Meals” for brevity’s sake. If proprietor Brian Fortinberry tried to advertise everything his establishment offered by the roadside, he’d need a bigger sign. That’s because, while barbeque might be the glue that holds everything together, the Westside eatery has developed a reputation for much […]
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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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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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The new year is bringing new changes to the downtown business scene, particularly up and down the main artery of Tejon Street. A number of new businesses are taking root on Tejon, replacing some of the area’s recognizable mainstays. In other cases, businesses are closing and leaving behind vacancies. For example, the iconic Olive Branch […]
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At ease, soldier. At Sarges’ Grill, there will be no Meals, Ready-to-Eat. “The pancakes go through four or five steps between the ingredients getting here and them hitting the grill,” said David Parker, who, with wife Peg, make up half of the ownership at the military-themed Fountain eatery and taphouse. “We have pizza, steaks. We’re […]
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Just 18 months after two Colorado Springs locals opened Wild Goose Meeting House at the corner of Boulder and Tejon streets, the owners now plan to complete a sizable expansion of their popular downtown cafe in late 2015. Yemi Mobolade, co-owner and operator of Wild Goose (401 N. Tejon St.), told the Business Journal this […]
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