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Rich Laden

Business/News Business Reporter

Sign crews prepare to mount a new sign at the Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage store on South Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs. The Lakewood-based chain is moving an existing store from a shopping center farther south on Nevada to a new 15,000-square-foot building at 1604 S. Nevada Ave. The new store opens Oct. 26. JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE
Smoking Ban
Diane Heuser dines at the Blue Star. (Gazette file photo)
Cars in the long-term parking lot at the Colorado Springs Airport Wednesday, September 21, 2016 as a United Airlines flight bound for Houston takes off. The airport will offer long-term parking in November and December of this year for $1 a day. Travelers can get an online coupon and redeem it at the parking booths. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
A home for sale on East Platte Ave. Thursday, April 28, 2016. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Construction workers work on a new home in the Gold Hill Mesa neighborhood on Monday, July 3, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
FILE - These new Subaru vehicles were photographed at Heuberger Subaru in Motor City Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Mortgage Insurers
** FILE ** A foreclosure sign tops a sale sign outside an existing home on the market in northwest Denver in this Aug. 29, 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers spoke to 700 people Thursday at the Downtown Partnership's annual breakfast, praising efforts to transform the area into a more vibrant residential, commercial and cultural destination. RICH LADEN, THE GAZETTE