Rich Laden

Business/News Business Reporter

George Irwin and Jim Petron work on remodeling Coquette's new location, located at 616 S. Tejon, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
DEM 2016 Convention
Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A home for sale on East Platte Ave. Thursday, April 28, 2016. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

A tree down Monday morning on the 500 block on North Walnut Street on the westside of Colorado Springs. - Mark Reis, The Gazette

Owner Michael Carnel walks past a furtune telling kiosk at the entrance to his store, Manitou Jack's, Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The Manitou location has closed but their Colorado Springs location remains open. Photo by Mark Reis
Sears Sells Craftsman
FILE - A May 18, 2011 file photo shows an assortment of Craftsman wrenches at a Sears store in Bethel Park, Pa. Sears is selling its well-known Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker Inc., which plans to grow the tool brand by selling its products at more stores. Shares of Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based Sears Holdings Corp shares rose 7.5 percent to $11.14 before the stock market open Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Colorado Springs will keep its two Sears locations and its lone Kmart after Sears Holdings, the suburban Chicago-based parent company of Sears and Kmart, said it would close 150 stores in 40 states.
Workers build single-family homes Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in the Silverwood at Frontier neighborhood near Dublin Boulevard east of Marksheffel Road. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)