It was 10 years ago Blandine Brutel moved to the U.S. from Lyon, in the southeast of France. Her husband, an engineer, had found a job in Colorado Springs and, with three kids in tow, the family relocated across the pond. “We wanted to experience something in the United States,” Brutel said. Brutel is the […]
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Sierra Madre Street hasn’t seen much in the way of pork since Giuseppe’s Old Depot Restaurant stopped slinging pepperoni pies in 2011. But that’s changing thanks to Neon Pig Creative, which today celebrates its grand opening adjacent to the former eatery and historic train station. Founded by locals Laura Cameron, Colin Christie and Mike O’Caña, […]
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Metal Mama Judi Ellias-Ochs started her career working in interior architecture, which she describes as “sculpting interiors.” Unable to find furniture and accessories such as benches, towel racks, doorknobs and decorative items that she liked, she decided to design and make them herself. From those beginnings, her business has evolved into Metal Mama’s Ironworks, a […]
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Performance Audio has been in business for only a year, but in that time it’s begun to fill a niche that, according to owner Ryan May, has been underserved in Colorado Springs. “The needs for pro audio lighting and video are pretty significant between our house-of-worship, military and education customers, [which are] big markets for […]
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Since 2011, George and Anna Heidinger have been steadily working toward their goals: having a successful swimming club and building their own facility. They’ve already succeeded in creating a club, Pikes Peak Athletics, which recently received Bronze Medal Club status from USA Swimming for the second year in a row (only 200 clubs out of […]
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It all began with a simple move. Well, as simple as moving a 1,500-pound billiard table can be. But Billiard Brothers progressed from just a moving business to staining used pool tables, adding cordless LED lighting, touching up nicks and scratches and more. Billiard Brothers has been in business since August 2016 and since then […]
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Go to any of the major construction projects in town, such as the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame or Children’s Hospital, and it won’t be hard to find construction equipment from one of Colorado Springs’ family-owned rental companies, Bill’s Equipment & Supply. Formerly known as Bill’s Tool Rental, the business was opened in […]
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The Sourdough Boulangerie Established: 2014 Employees: 4 Located: 6453 Omaha Blvd. Contact: 719-645-2905; shawnofthebread@gmail.com; thesourdoughboulangerie on Facebook Shawn Saunders is on the second go-round of owning his dream business, and this time he figures it will last. The 44-year-old baker opened The Sourdough Boulangerie in January 2014 and has seen substantial growth during the last year. Saunders...
Children from around the world can track Santa throughout the year thanks to a locally-owned company, the Globelink Foreign Language Center, which is the official translator for NORAD Tracks Santa. The Colorado Springs-based private company was started by Fadia Zaki-Gnoske, a former language professor who is fluent in five languages. She translates the popular Christmas […]
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A specialty ski and snowboard shop in Colorado Springs is celebrating 65 years in business. The Ski Shop opened in a barn by Colorado College in 1952, and was sold to Wolf and Julie Uhl in 1981, and then to Wolf’s son, Rick Uhl, in 2000. The shop has been located in the south end […]
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Iron Springs Chateau Established: 1964 Employees: Up to 18 Location: 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs Contact: ironspringschateau.com; 719-685-5104 By Kristian DePue Located in Manitou Springs, near the base of The Incline, the Iron Springs Chateau sits over both Ruxton Creek and the Ute Iron Spring. Ruxton Creek flows underneath, while the Ute Iron Spring is […]
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Goat Patch Brewing Company Established: 2017 Employees: 12 Location: 2727 N. Cascade Ave. Contact: goatpatchbrewing.com; 719-471-4628 Some Colorado Springs startups continue to prove that, despite conventional wisdom, it can be cool to drink in school. Following up on the long established success of Bristol Brewing Company at the repurposed Ivywild School, the owners of Goat […]
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