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Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • Colorado Springs-area homebuilding declines again

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area homebuilding slumped again last month, although the slowdown isn't worrying some builders who say they're still seeing steady numbers of buyers. Permits issued for the construction of single-family homes in El Paso County totaled 184 in August, a 22.4 percent...

  • Seasonal Halloween stores already scaring up business in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    It happens every year about this time. Football? Lower temperatures? Aspen leaves getting ready to change? Nah. We're talking about the arrival of seasonal Halloween stores scaring up business in late August, even before the calendar turns to Labor Day. Two of the most widely...

  • Signs point to new Sprouts location in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Sprouts Farmers Market, the Arizona-based natural foods grocer, plans a 28,000-square-foot store in northern Colorado Springs. The store would be built southeast of Voyager Parkway and North Gate Boulevard in the Northgate Plaza shopping center, which is part of the Copper Ridge...

  • New apartment complex would be among Colorado Springs' largest

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A Denver real estate company plans to develop one of Colorado Springs' largest apartment complexes - 482 units, northeast of Powers Boulevard and Woodmen Road in a fast-growing part of the city. The Residences at Cottonwood Creek probably won't break ground until spring 2016, with the...

  • Colorado Springs home prices rise in 2nd quarter; other Colorado cities see bigger increases

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Colorado Springs home prices rose modestly in the second quarter, but a handful of northern Colorado cities saw increases that were more than double those in the Springs, according to a report released Tuesday. Prices rose 4.1 percent in the Springs from April through June when...

  • USA Pro Challenge boosts bottom line for some Colorado Springs businesses

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Final sales figures from restaurants, hotels and stores won't be tallied for several more weeks, but some area businesses say they got a nice economic boost from the USA Pro Challenge that came to the Pikes Peak region for two days this week. In downtown Colorado Springs, where Stage...

  • Christmas is already here for at least one Colorado Springs retailer

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Christmas in July is a marketing gimmick for some retailers. But Christmas in August? It's for real. The Sam's Club at Academy Boulevard and Woodmen Road in northern Colorado Springs already has Christmas/holiday merchandise for sale in its store: artificial trees, including a...

  • Perkins is back in Colorado Springs; who else do you want to see return?

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    After The Gazette reported that Perkins Restaurant & Bakery was coming back to Colorado Springs following a three-year absence, a longtime resident left a voice mail to say how excited she was about its return. "One of the saddest days here was when Perkins closed,” she said, adding...

  • Kum & Go continues its Colorado Springs expansion

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Kum & Go, the Iowa-based convenience store chain that announced in 2012 it would expand into the Pikes Peak region, is continuing to add stores. On Thursday, Kum & Go opened its 11th area location at 2588 Airport Road in Colorado Springs, on the northwest corner of Airport and...

  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery returning to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is making a comeback in Colorado Springs. Three years after all three of the area's Perkins were shuttered by the chain's corporate owners, an Iowa franchisee is remodeling one of the former locations at Platte Avenue and Chelton Road and will reopen...

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