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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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MONUMENT — A.B. Tellez cut his teeth in the restaurant business at a family-owned amusement park in Juarez, Mexico. Tellez, who owns Rosie’s Diner in Monument, grew up in El Paso, Texas, and spent his summers across the border. “The first two years, all I did was chip ice for beer,” Tellez said. “My third […]
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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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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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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...
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 […]
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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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An Algerian crepe shop owner is on the verge of continuing a family food tradition in a historic downtown Colorado Springs structure. Wahid Hafsaoui, a 39-year-old native of Algiers, is putting the final touches on his new Couture’s Bistro, which should open in early November. The restaurant will be housed in the 6,800-square-foot former home […]
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Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery, a breakfast restaurant at 28 S. Tejon St. in Colorado Springs, recently earned the 11th spot in Urbanspoon’s list of 101 Great Breakfasts in the United States. According to the Urbanspoon website, selected restaurants that made the list received the most coverage and reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, the […]
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It’s a Dutch bakery with a difficult-to-pronounce name: Boonzaaijer’s. So difficult, in fact, that the owner, Stephen Boonzaaijer, printed the pronunciation on his business cards: Boné-zi-yer’s. Boonzaaijer got his start in the bakery by following five generations of tradition. “It’s a generational thing,” he said. “I’m the fifth-generation baker in the family. I grew up […]
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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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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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