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Rich Laden

Business/News Business Reporter

Apartments for rent Saturday, August 2, 2014, in Holland Park. Photo by Mark Reis
Alorica Inc. notified the state Department of Labor and Employment on Monday that it will shutter its call center Dec. 31 at the former Tiffany Square mall, west of Interstate 25 and Woodmen Road. (Image via Google Maps)
Naz Dupre carries tubing to be cut on top of a house under construction in Promontory Point Friday, May 23, 2014. In many neighborhoods on the northeast side of Colorado Springs, families are moving into homes while construction is still going on nearby. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette.
Ampex Data Systems plans to hire 15 to 30 employees - including software and hardware engineers and on-site information technology personnel - for a Springs operation. Photo courtesy Ampex Date Systems.
Colorado Springs' newest movie theater complex, the 14-screen Icon Cinemas, will be opening soon. This is part of the former Colorado Crossing mixed-used project, which is now called Victory Ridge. This is a family-owned movie theater complex, and will be the 4th in the small chain owned by the family company. Theaters offer the ability to book specific seats or VIP seating; fully reclining leather chairs; unlimited refills on soda and popcorn; and sales of beer and wine.A workman paints the interior of the lobby on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
An active construction site where there will be a 110-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel at the southeast corner of Bijou Street and Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs. Photographed on October 7, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
A rainbow hangs in the evening sky above downtown Colorado Springs Saturday, July 6, 2013. Light afternoon showers this week have given relief to lawns all over the Pikes Peak region. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
A demolition crew was taking down the old Cheyenne Motel on S. Nevada Ave. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. A 100-acre area on either side of South Nevada - between Interstate 25 and East Cheyenne Road - was declared an urban renewal site by the City Council last November. Developers have purchased several parcels, and plan to bring new restaurants, stores, apartments and the like to the area. photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
Colorado Springs' housing market remains hot, and the 80922 zip code now ranks among the top 10 in the country. Gazette file photo.
In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, photo, large spheres take shape in front of an existing Amazon building, behind, as new construction continues across the street in Seattle. Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas. For years now, much of downtown Seattle has been a maze of broken streets and caution-taped sidewalks, with dozens of enormous cranes towering overhead as construction trucks rumble past pedestrians and bicyclists. And while Amazon is far from solely to blame for these issues, and many say the benefits clearly outweigh the drawbacks, life has been disrupted. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)