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Rich Laden

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  • Golfsmith set to open in Colorado Springs in April

    Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    Golfsmith, a national equipment and apparel retailer that bills itself as a golf superstore, will open its first Colorado Springs location next month in the Market at Chapel Hills West on the city's north side. Based in Austin, Texas, Golfsmith also has locations in Denver, Golden...

  • Appliance, electronics chain Conn's plans fall opening in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    Texas-based Conn's Inc., an appliance, electronics and furniture chain that caters to consumers with credit problems, plans to open in Colorado Springs this fall. The retailer expects to open as early as October in a former Circuit City store, southeast of Academy Boulevard and...

  • Drury Inn to build seven-story, 180-room hotel on Colorado Springs' north side

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    St. Louis-based Drury Inns has started work on a seven-story, 180-room Drury Inn and Suites at the InterQuest Marketplace shopping center, which will give the privately owned chain a pair of hotels on Colorado Springs' north side. The new Drury hotel, east of Interstate 25 and...

  • Colorado Springs employers should embrace workers' well-being, physician says

    Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Businesses wrestling with health care strategies should focus on employees' total well-being as a way to boost productivity and ultimately improve company bottom lines, a workplace well-being proponent told an audience Thursday in Colorado Springs. Workplace well-being goes beyond...

  • Texas retailers riding into Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Texans have been regular visitors to Colorado Springs, the state’s ski resorts and other tourist attractions for decades. Other Lone Star state residents spend their summers in Colorado to get out of Texas’ sweltering heat or move here altogether. Now, there’s a flurry of...

  • Former Sanmina-SCI plant sold to Los Angeles firm

    Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    A Los Angeles-area real estate investment firm that bought the former Intel Corp. chipmaking plant in Colorado Springs and transformed it into a home for multiple users now plans to do the same with the vacant Sanmina-SCI plant in Fountain. Industrial Realty Group on Tuesday...

  • Filling Colorado Springs' big-box retail space is a full-time job for developers, brokers

    Updated: Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    Filling large blocks of retail space is a never-ending challenge for Colorado Springs' commercial real estate industry. It seems the minute one retailer or business announces it's taking over one of the area's 40,000-square-foot-and-up spaces, another big-box occupant announces its...

  • Future of Safeway, Albertsons in Colorado Springs remains to be seen

    Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Although no stores are expected to close as a result of Thursday's merger between Albertsons and Safeway, it remains to be seen what effect it will have in the Pikes Peak region, one retail expert said. Safeway has a bigger presence in the area, with 13 stores in the Springs and...

  • Former Denny's in Colorado Springs will be torn down to make way for ANB Bank

    Published: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    ANB Bank plans to tear down a former Denny's restaurant at Academy Boulevard and Flintridge Drive and build a new branch on the site - part of ANB's goal of owning its locations instead of leasing them. The new branch, part of the Flintridge Plaza Shopping Center, is targeted to open...

  • Colorado Springs-based WHPacific expands its California presence

    Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    WHPacific, a Colorado Springs-based architectural and engineering firm, has opened its fourth office in California because of additional work it's secured in that state. In the last three months, the company has added more than $14 million worth of contracts for work it does with...

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