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Ned Hunter

Business Reporter

  • Who has the best downtown?

    Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    In one of its more recent polls, Livability.com has released its choices of the Top 10 Best Downtowns, 2014. Top create their list, editors used several factors including: improvement in retail and office vacancy rates, the number of people moving into the area, income growth,...

  • Trivelli's beefs up its cheese steak operation with a new, dine-in Colorado Springs location

    Updated: Sun, Mar 16, 2014

    For nearly four decades, fans of Trivelli's Philadelphia-styled Cheesesteaks and Hoagies on North Nevada Avenue had two options: Pick up a sandwich at the counter and eat it somewhere other than the restaurant, or pick up a sandwich at the drive-through and eat it somewhere other than...

  • Craftwood's closing shatters dreams for brides and grooms — and owner

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    The weddings were planned. Deposits - sometimes full payments - were made in advance. But the sudden closing of the Craftwood Inn this week has left future brides and grooms scrambling to find other wedding locations and a way to pay for a "second" wedding, and contemplating...

  • Tax-free zone could lift Colorado Springs Airport

    Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    The owner of Rampart Aviation could bring 60 jobs to the Colorado Springs Airport this year. Or he could take those jobs to the Pueblo Airport, or Centennial Airport in Denver or a number of other airports throughout the country. On Monday, Rampart owner Tony Porterfield stood...

  • At least another month

    Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    Workers outside The Perk Downtown said Tuesday it could take another four to six weeks before the coffee shop reopens. The shop at 14 S. Tejon St. has been closed since Jan. 24 when a fire destroyed coffee machines and other equipment. While the fire that occurred around 5:45 a.m. that...

  • Royal Gorge railroad ready to roll - and leave 2013 fire effects behind

    Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Less than a year after a summer wildfire took a big bite out of Canon City's tourism business, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad reopens Saturday, and its owner believes that upgrades in service, strong advertising and an improving economy will bring visitors back to pre-fire levels....

  • UPDATE: Dulcimer fundraiser nearing goal; Leechpit adds tailor; coffee shop expands

    Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    With three days left in his online fundraiser, it appears Bud Ford Jr. - owner of the now-shuttered Dulcimer Shop in Manitou Springs - will meet his goal of getting the $25,000 he needs to keep the IRS from confiscating his woodworking equipment. Ford was forced to close his store...

  • Tax breaks at Colorado Springs Airport to be considered by City Council

    Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    City Council President Keith King says an aviation company with 40 "high paying" jobs is waiting in the wings, ready to move to Colorado Springs. The holdup? Unlike most other U.S. airports, Colorado Springs does not have a special zone that would give companies like Rampart Aviation...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs burger restaurants closer to opening

    Updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    A wooden bench has been built out front. The menus are now taped to the windows. The Skirted Heifer gets closer to opening each day, as workers continue to renovate the building at 204 N. Tejon St., the former home of La Creperie. The future restaurant is owned by Kevin and Suzette...

  • Downtown burger restaurants get closer to opening

    Updated: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    A wooden bench has been built out front. The menus are now taped to the windows. The Skirted Heifer gets closer to opening each day, as workers continue to renovate the building at 204 N. Tejon St., the former home of La Creperie. The future restaurant is owned by Kevin and Suzette...

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