Last year, Anthony David paid off his house, the original Brentwood Estates cabin in the Black Forest. Two weeks later, it burned to the ground in the Black Forest fire. “We lost everything,” David said. Four weeks before the fire, David launched a business, the Black Forest Mill, in business to create furniture – tables […]
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Pizzeria Rustica became the first independent restaurant in Colorado to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association, and was the third three-star certified restaurant in the nation. That was back in 2009. Now, the restaurant received a four-star rating in its recertification process, which occurs every three years. Pizzeria Rustica is now one of 10 […]
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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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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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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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The inaugural Colorado Springs Craft Week reached its peak Friday evening during the Crafter’s Festival, a sold-out signature event that brought together food and drink vendors from across the region. The Crafter’s Festival, which kicked off Friday afternoon at Venue 515 in Manitou Springs, attracted a variety of participating businesses, including 11 breweries, seven coffee […]
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What are the odds? Owners of Triple Crown Casinos believe they are good – so good they’re spending several million dollars to build a 476-stall parking garage featuring covered walkways into the three casinos the group owns. The garage will funnel bettors into J.P. McGill’s, Midnight Rose, and the Brass Ass casinos. It is the […]
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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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Nearly five years after Polaris Pointe (formerly Copper Ridge at Northgate) began as an urban renewal project in north Colorado Springs, businesses continue to slowly populate the development, including a large indoor water park and resort expected to open next year. Still without the infrastructure that was expected to support Polaris Pointe’s growth, developer/investor Gary […]
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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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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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Popular New Jersey-based sandwich shop Jersey Mike’s Subs has announced it is opening a second location in Colorado Springs and its third in El Paso County. Jersey Mike’s specializes in Northeast-style fresh sliced and grilled subs. Its second Springs store will open at 1466 Garden of the Gods Road Dec. 17, according to a news […]
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