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Rich Laden

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  • French Fry Heaven, a fries-only eatery, opens in downtown Colorado Springs

    Updated: 39 min ago

    You can eat a hamburger without french fries, but can you eat fries as a stand-alone snack? Maybe more importantly, can a business succeed selling just fries? The founder of fries-only eatery French Fry Heaven and the chain's local franchisee believe so - on both counts. "A pretzel...

  • Colorado PTAC moving from downtown to El Paso County Citizens Service Center

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center is moving this month from 6 S. Tejon St. in downtown to new offices and training facilities at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road on Colorado Springs' northwest side. The Procurement Technical...

  • TGI Friday's closure in Colorado Springs could open door to Arizona-based restaurant

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Casual restaurant chain TGI Friday's has closed its longtime northern Colorado Springs location, and Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery might be waiting in the wings to take over the space and enter the local market. Friday's, whose parent company is headquartered in suburban Dallas,...

  • Colorado Springs-area shooting centers gaining in popularity

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Ryan and Brenda are the reason that two indoor shooting ranges are under construction in the Pikes Peak region, and an outdoor range will open next month - demographically speaking, that is. Ryan, who asked that the couple's last name not be used, remembers a news story a few years...

  • 60th annual Colorado Springs-area Parade of Homes starts Aug. 1

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs' Parade of Homes will mark its 60th year next week - a period over which homebuilding has changed almost as much as the community. Sixty years ago, smaller, ranch-style homes of roughly 1,000 square feet dominated many post-World War II neighborhoods in Colorado...

  • Proposed Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs gets a boost from new agreement with USOC

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Supporters of a proposed downtown U.S. Olympic Museum have signed a 30-year agreement with the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Olympic Committee that will allow the venue to showcase Olympic artifacts and displays, the two organizations announced Thursday. The agreement is crucial because...

  • Colorado Springs commercial real estate activity slips in the second quarter

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region's commercial real estate market backpedaled in the second quarter after showing signs of life in 2013, according to a report issued Wednesday by Turner Commercial Research of Colorado Springs. The combined vacancy rate for offices, industrial buildings and...

  • Texas group plans 344-unit apartment complex on Colorado Springs' north side

    Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    A Texas group plans to build a 344-unit apartment complex on Colorado Springs' far north side, the latest in a series of multi-family projects by developers looking to serve a growing demand for apartment living. Executives of Bayley Yandell Development Ltd., based in suburban Dallas,...

  • Forget 2015: Trader Joe's opening Colorado Springs store earlier than first announced

    Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Fans of Trader Joe's won't have to wait as long as they thought for the opening of a Colorado Springs store. The California-based, ultrapopular speciality grocer says it will open its first Springs location at 8 a.m. Oct. 10 - a few months earlier than the 2015 date it had previously...

  • Broadmoor hotel buying Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The Broadmoor hotel has agreed to buy the Norris-Penrose Event Center, the latest in a series of acquisitions and alliances that link the five-star Colorado Springs resort to signature attractions and venues in the Pikes Peak region. The hotel has signed a letter of intent with the...

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