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Rich Laden

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  • Blog: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery now open in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Perkins Restaurant & Bakery has completed its return to the Pikes Peak region. Perkins re-opened Thursday, Sept. 19, at Platte Avenue and Chelton Road in Colorado Springs, in a remodeled building that had housed one of three area Perkins until the chain's corporate owners closed...

  • One of Colorado Springs' oldest businesses closing after 110 years

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Couture's Fabric Care will end its run next month as one of Colorado Springs' oldest businesses, closing its dry cleaners and laundromat after 110 years and three generations of family ownership. The dry cleaners portion of the business, at 801 N. Tejon St., will accept its last...

  • El Paso County officials hope to see consultant's report on City for Champions by early October

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    El Paso County officials hope to receive a report in early October from a consultant the county hired to analyze economic projections contained in the City for Champions initiative. The report, being conducted by BBC Research & Consulting of Denver, will be used by the county...

  • We're Number ... well, something: Colorado Springs lands on lots of lists, but what does it mean?

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    In a survey this year of 12,000 business owners nationwide, Colorado Springs ranked No. 1 among 82 cities as the friendliest place for small businesses. - ranked Colorado Springs No. 2 on a list of best cities to be a tech worker. - The Springs came in at...

  • Expansion planned at the Promenade Shops at Briargate in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    The Promenade Shops at Briargate will add a retail building, another restaurant site and a Starbucks drive-thru as part of the most extensive changes to the upscale center since it opened in 2003. By month's end, demolition will start on the former Champps Americana restaurant and...

  • The economy a hot topic at business expo in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Springs Business Expo was the place to talk business Wednesday. But it also was the place to discuss the local economy, and some of the expo's attendees said they're seeing improvement as it recovers from the Great Recession. Nearly 100 businesses, civic and nonprofit groups and...

  • Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority backs City for Champions agreement

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority on Wednesday approved a resolution that supports an agreement between the Colorado Economic Development Commission and the city of Colorado Springs regarding the City for Champions tourism initiative. The vote was unanimous; seven of the...

  • Colorado Springs-area foreclosures decline in August

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area foreclosures fell last month, the latest decline in a year in which foreclosure activity has bounced up and down, according to a report Tuesday by the El Paso County Public Trustee's Office. The report showed: - New foreclosure filings in El Paso County - which...

  • Business expo in Colorado Springs adds seminars, live entertainment and door prizes

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Organizers of the Springs Business Expo are giving this year's event a new look and feel. The 30th annual expo, which takes place Wednesday at The Broadmoor World Arena, will continue to be a prime opportunity for businesspeople to network with each other and exchange ideas....

  • California firm buys Colorado Springs apartment complex for $25 million

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    A Los Angeles-based real estate company that owns four apartment complexes in Colorado Springs has paid 
$25 million to buy a fifth. LocalConstruct Inc. completed its purchase last month of the 208-unit Village at Westmeadow apartments, east of Colorado 115 and Academy Boulevard on...