• Hickenlooper to attend Olympic Museum groundbreaking next month in Colorado Springs

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Gov. John Hickenlooper will attend the June 9 groundbreaking for the U.S. Olympic Museum in downtown Colorado Springs. The governor, along with U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun, will join Mayor John Suthers at the ceremony, museum officials said Tuesday. About 250 community...

  • Western-themed convenience store chain preparing to ride into Colorado Springs

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Maverik, a Utah-based convenience store chain, will open its first two Colorado Springs-area stores in the fall as it moves ahead with plans to expand into the Pikes Peak region. The chain, which operates in the western United States, has started site preparation for a store at...

  • Saddle up: Colorado Springs' first LongHorn Steakhouse opens Wednesday

    Yesterday

    LongHorn Steakhouse opens its first Colorado Springs store Wednesday at the Powers Pointe retail center, southwest of Powers Boulevard and Barnes Road. Instead of a ribbon, LongHorn officials will cut a lasso at 2 p.m. to mark the opening of the restaurant, which will serve customers...

  • Blaze Pizza brings its fast-casual pizza concept to Colorado Springs' northeast side

    Yesterday

    Blaze Pizza, another fast-casual, build-your-own pizza chain, will open its first Colorado Springs location this fall. Blaze, founded five years ago in Pasadena, Calif., will be one of a few fast-casual eateries coming to the new Powers Pointe retail center, southwest of Powers...

  • Wisconsin company expanding its Colorado Springs tire distribution center

    Updated: Sat, May 20, 2017

    A Wisconsin-based tire distributor plans to expand its 5-year-old Colorado Springs distribution center to accommodate strong demand. U.S. AutoForce occupies two buildings across the street from each other on Newport Road, northeast of Powers and Fountain boulevards; it plans to move...

  • Out with the old, in with the new: Two Colorado Springs restaurants to be razed, rebuilt

    Updated: Sat, May 20, 2017

    Two aging Fillmore Street restaurants aren't just getting new looks; they're getting new buildings. A 40-year-old McDonald's at 324 E. Fillmore, east of Nevada Avenue in central Colorado Springs, closed Thursday in preparation for the restaurant being torn down starting at the end of...

  • Foodies unite: Colorado Springs' first food hall planned for downtown

    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    Downtown Colorado Springs could be getting its first food hall - an increasingly popular urban concept that mixes eateries and businesses in an indoor, market-like setting. The owners of Independent Records & Video have contracted to sell their building at 123 E. Bijou St. to a...

  • Association to instruct Colorado Springs landlords on rental assistance

    Updated: Thu, May 11, 2017

    The Apartment Association of Southern Colorado will hold a pair of free panel discussions next week to educate apartment owners, landlords and other real estate industry members about housing assistance programs for renters. The goal: Make owners, landlords and property managers more...

  • Antlers hotel adding new outdoor pool in downtown Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, May 9, 2017

    The owners of The Antlers hotel are moving ahead with plans for an outdoor pool, part of their ongoing renovation of the historic property in downtown Colorado Springs. The pool would be added to the roof of a kitchen and banquet area attached to the hotel's west side and overlooking...

  • Retail closures pose big challenges for Colorado Springs shopping centers

    Updated: Sat, May 6, 2017

    As retailers fight to keep their doors open, retail centers must do the same. The list of troubled national and regional chains includes a who's who of familiar names. Sears, Kmart, J.C. Penney, Macy's, Radio Shack, Staples, Payless Shoe Source, Gordmans and Golfsmith all are in...

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