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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spice Island Grill, the downtown Colorado Springs Jamaican restaurant that recently closed citing tax issues, has reopened, said the owners in a news release Wednesday morning. “We are now officially open again thanks to the great support we received from all our friends, customers, family and those who contributed to the ‘Save the Spice’ Plumbfund […]
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As Copper Ridge at Northgate on the city’s upper edge welcomes the opening of its second business, its developer says much more is in store for 2014. Bourbon Brothers Southern Kitchen, a full-service restaurant offering homestyle cuisine and more than 115 different kinds of bourbon, opened its flagship restaurant Monday at Copper Ridge. The 9,000-square-foot, […]
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More than a year after Colorado Springs businessman Perry Sanders announced plans to spread his New Orleans-themed brand throughout local, regional and national markets, he says it’s all coming together. Sanders, owner of The Mining Exchange – A Wyndham Grand Hotel and adjacent Springs Orleans restaurant, said that he is working on two downtown renovation […]
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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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