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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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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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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 Provisions. “We just think it’s […]
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The newest hamburger shop in town doesn’t serve fast food. At Jake’s Wayback Burgers, you’ll have to wait patiently for your hamburgers and shakes. When your order is ready, there’s no calling your name. And there’s no calling a number. They remember you from when you ordered, and they’ll bring your food to you. From […]
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Brother Luck (yes, his real name), is the proprietor and executive chef of the relatively new Brother Luck Street Eats located on West Colorado Avenue. Luck oversees all restaurant operations, including the sourcing and preparation of seasonal, farm-to-table fare, much of it from local distributors. He hadn’t always been the boss, however, as he recalls […]
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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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Area food trucks have discovered healthy competition is the key ingredient in their recipes for success. “There is definitely a synergy and we all kind of feed off each other when we come together,” said Christina Cunningham, marketing and event coordinator for Witty Pork’s and Street Treats food trucks. “It’s actually one of the best […]
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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 to recreate and reopen the […]
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At the stroke of midnight, Chin and Amy Kim’s baking crew arrives and begins preparing dough for a 4 a.m. opening. “We’ll go through 500 pounds of dough on a busy day — Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,” Chin said. Once the dough is fried until puffy and golden, the decorating team takes over. At Amy’s […]
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After three decades as one of Old Colorado City’s most familiar neighborhood bars, Meadow Muffins has been sold to new owners who plan to reconceive it and may not carry on under the same moniker. Todd Delahanty, who purchased Meadow Muffins at 2432 W. Colorado Ave. in 2004, finalized the sale of the bar/restaurant last […]
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The owners of Manitou Springs-based Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery announced Monday that they will open a second location at 321 N. Tejon St., the former home of the Curry Leaf restaurant. “We couldn’t be happier with the space and with what we’ll bring to it, but we’re equally as happy with the relationship we’ve developed […]
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Total restaurant sales in Colorado are expected to rise in 2014, exceeding $9.8 billion by year’s end, according to a recent forecast by the National Restaurant Association. The Association’s 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast found that total restaurant sales in the state are expected to increase from $9.4 billion in 2013, a 4-percent rise, and will […]
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