• Indoor water park coming to Colorado Springs after Wisconsin firm buys shuttered hotel

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    A Wisconsin company that owns and develops family-style resorts has purchased the partially finished Renaissance Hotel on Colorado Springs' north side, where it's expected to build an adjacent indoor water park. Great Wolf Resorts on Friday paid $18 million to buy the 10-story hotel,...

  • Colorado Springs sales tax revenues fall flat in June

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Colorado Springs sales tax revenues were flat in June, halting a three-month streak of healthy gains, according to a report released Thursday by the city's Finance Department. The report is watched closely by Springs officials who depend on sales taxes to fund city services and by...

  • Existing home sales in Colorado Springs also on the rise in June

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Colorado Springs is on track with the rest of the nation when it comes to surging home sales and rising prices. Sales of existing single-family homes in the Springs area totaled 1,263 in June, a nearly 19 percent jump over the same month last year, according to a recent report by the...

  • Report: Colorado Springs office market continues to struggle

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    The local office market continues to struggle in its recovery from the recession, while shopping centers and industrial buildings are faring somewhat better, according to a second quarter report by Turner Commercial Research of Colorado Springs. Even as the local unemployment rate...

  • Colorado Springs ranks No. 1, top 15 in US homebuyer surveys

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    If you're about to dip your toe into the housing market for the first time, you've come to the right place. Colorado Springs ranks 15th among 300 cities nationwide as an attractive place for first-time buyers to purchase a home, according to a survey released Monday by WalletHub, a...

  • Time Warner Cable to hold Colorado Springs job fair

    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Time Warner Cable to hold local job fair Time Warner Cable, which employs about 800 people at a Colorado Springs call center, will hold a job fair next week to hire an additional 50 employees. The company is adding full-time, customer service representatives who will field inbound...

  • New Gazette publication spotlights work by Colorado Springs nonprofits

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    The Gazette on Wednesday is launching Nonprofit News, a free monthly print and digital publication that spotlights the diverse network of nonprofit organizations serving Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. "The purpose of Nonprofit News is to get the word out to the...

  • New hotel coming to fast-growing Powers Boulevard on Colorado Springs' northeast side

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    A second hotel is being planned to serve the Powers Boulevard corridor on Colorado Springs' northeast side. Durango-based Red River Development Group says it will build an 80-room, three-story Fairfield Inn & Suites southeast of Tutt Boulevard and Barnes Road. The 2.1-acre site is...

  • Longtime Colorado Springs pizza restaurant moving and changing its menu

    Updated: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Bambino's Italian Eatery, the longtime Colorado Springs pizza and pasta favorite, is moving to downtown and changing its concept. Owners Suzette and Kevin Megyeri plan to close their restaurant at Platte Avenue and Circle Drive on Aug. 9; Bambino's opened at the location in 1982....

  • Oklahoma City provides a road map for Colorado Springs' downtown improvement

    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    If Colorado Springs wants a blueprint to pump life into its downtown, create jobs and spur its economy, it need only look to Oklahoma City. With a sputtering economy in the late 1980s and early '90s, unsuccessful bids to lure major employers and a lifeless downtown that was about to...

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