Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • Atmel sells its XSense product line, but Colorado Springs employees will stay on the job


    Atmel Corp. said Friday it has sold its XSense product line to a subsidiary of a Texas competitor, which will continue to manufacture the product at Atmel's Colorado Springs plant and retain the roughly 60 employees involved in the operation. In fact, a spokesman for the buyer -...

  • Colorado Springs sales tax collections jump in March


    City sales tax collections rebounded in March after declining in February, according to a report released this week by the Sales Tax Division of the Colorado Springs Finance Department. Sales tax revenues totaled $9.9 million in March, an 8.9 percent jump when compared with the same...

  • What the heck is Bubba's 33? It's coming to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Texas Roadhouse, a national restaurant chain that's enjoyed success for years with a location along Powers Boulevard, is bringing a new restaurant concept to the busy corridor on Colorado Springs' east side. Bubba's 33, which touts itself on Facebook as a "sports bar, American...

  • Old Chicago restaurant coming to Colorado Springs' south side

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    An old restaurant favorite is expanding in Colorado Springs. Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom will add a fifth location on the Springs' south side as part of a 10,200-square-foot retail center to be built near the Cinemark Tinseltown movie theater complex and Broadmoor World Arena. Old...

  • North side hotel and water park getting a name change

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    A hotel and water park planned for Colorado Springs' far north side appears to be getting a name change. The Colorado Grand Resort and Hotel, which will be part of the Polaris Pointe retail complex southeast of Interstate 25 and North Gate Boulevard, apparently now will be known as...

  • Medical marijuana businesses gobble up Colorado Springs industrial space

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Smaller industrial buildings that are home to warehouses and distribution centers might lack gee-whiz architectural appeal, and they're often in nondescript parts of town where restaurants and other amenities are few and far between. But they're perfect for the medical marijuana...

  • Colorado Springs commercial real estate shows slight improvement in first quarter

    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The local commercial real estate market improved modestly during the first quarter, but not enough to signal that it's fully recovered from the recession, according to a report released Thursday by Turner Commercial Research of Colorado Springs. The combined vacancy rate for offices,...

  • Councilwoman Helen Collins survives recall effort

    Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins survived an attempt to oust her from office, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's municipal election. Residents in District 4 on the city's southeast side voted roughly 55 percent to 45 percent to reject a recall of the...

  • Home sales and prices rise again in March

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    The single-family home resale market enjoyed another strong showing last month. Home sales in March totaled 1,009, which was 21.3 percent higher than the same month last year, according to a report this week by the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors. It was the eighth straight monthly...

  • Colorado Springs real estate developer and entrepreneur Bruce Shepard dies at 82

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Colorado Springs developer Bruce Shepard didn't just invest in real estate. He invested in community. Shepard and his brother, Bud, were known for developing Village Seven in the late 1960s and '70s - a then-cutting edge subdivision of homes, schools, parks and other amenities...

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