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For Chantal Lucas, food and camaraderie have always been synonymous. “To see people genuinely love something like food — which is one thing that brings us together — I just thought that was amazing,” Lucas said. “I’m a festive person, so when the food’s good and the atmosphere is good, everything’s good.” Good food and […]
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Runway lights from DIA. Zambonis from Denver Parks and Recreation. Estate jewelry and furniture. Heavy equipment and coins. Rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and Marilyn Monroe collectibles. Real estate. Those are just some of the items Rich and Shannon Schur have appraised and/or auctioned. “If it can be sold, we can sell it,” said Shannon Schur, […]
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Jane W., a supervisor at a large retail store and the mother of two teenage boys, used to get a utility bill of almost $400 every month for her 800-square-foot home. “The house was built with no insulation and had a furnace from the 1930s that was built to last but operating at about 20 […]
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When Mandalyn King’s husband deployed to Afghanistan with the Army nine years ago, she found herself searching for an outlet to keep her hands busy and her mind away from worry. The daughter of an avid gardener, King spent much of her childhood watching and helping her mother tend the family patch, so when her […]
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Artist Rebecca Baum found that she works best in a comfortable, inspiring space. So when she bought the art education business that became Pikes Peak Artist Collective, she created a place where artists can feel at home. The studio on West Colorado Avenue is warmed by a double-sided fireplace. Large windows in the front open […]
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Health and fitness devotees are fond of saying “Abs are made in the kitchen,” acknowledging that nutrition is as important as working out. But many people who manage to get to the gym on a regular basis struggle with the diet part of the equation. With limited time to cook, they rely on take-out, fast […]
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Diana Hall considers that her business, ActivArmor, is still in the startup phase. That’s about to change. On Oct. 3, Pueblo-based ActivArmor was selected from more than 3,300 applicants to receive $100,000 in the first Pitch to Win contest. ActivArmor manufactures custom-fitted, 3D-printed splints that, unlike plaster casts, are durable, hygienic, waterproof and breathable. Since […]
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October 16 will see volunteers dressing as plants to deliver sacks of fresh compost — via bicycle — to customers of Soil Cycle. Soil Cycle, a social enterprise business of Colorado Springs Food Rescue, gathers food scraps that otherwise would be dumped into landfills and converts them into compost. Subscribers can have their food scraps […]
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The things you can do in a 700-square-foot space are limitless, Lauren Ciborowski says, and with The Modbo she’s spent the past decade trying most of them. The Modbo is a cozy space tucked in an alleyway in downtown Colorado Springs, and as proprietor and gallerist, Ciborowski fills it not only with paintings, sculpture, mixed […]
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The Carter Payne Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church opened in 1897 as a haven of sorts for people of all creeds, backgrounds and occupations. A century of shifting demographics, population booms and revolving ownership has left the building at Weber Street and Pueblo Avenue surprisingly unchanged. Guests lounge in armchairs, chatting over bottles of local […]
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Two days after Halloween, Jessica and Mark Modeer will close the doors on their beloved Zeezo’s forever. But the downtown costume store — a Springs institution after 40 years — has already steered them into a new venture that’s taking every spare moment. It came to Jessica after “a bad day at work” last November. […]
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Flow Right Plumbing, Heating and Cooling owner Lance Harvey was having trouble finding licensed plumbers and HVAC technicians for his rapidly expanding business. So he decided to take matters into his own hands and train people for the jobs he needed to fill. Flow Right has instituted an apprenticeship program certified by the U.S. Department […]
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