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Rich Laden

Business/News Business Reporter

A Circle K convenience store at Pikes Peak and Hancock avenues in Colorado Springs was a busy place for motorists filling up Monday. Area gas prices have ticked downward over the last two weeks, according to a national price survey, and fallout from Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could lead to further declines. RICH LADEN, THE GAZETTE
FILE - A Circle K convenience store at Pikes Peak and Hancock avenues in Colorado Springs. Rising gas prices over the last six weeks in Colorado Springs might be slowing and could even be poised for a decline. (RICH LADEN, THE GAZETTE)
Sold signs, like this one on a home in Colorado Springs' Old North End, have become more common as a shrinking inventory of homes listed for sale has led to a flurry of deals around the area. RICH LADEN, THE GAZETTE
Downtown Colorado Springs' busy 7 Eleven convenience store, at Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street, is set to close April 26, according to signs posted in its windows. (Rich Laden, The Gazette)
John Cassiani (Photo via The Springs Funeral Services)
Shoppers leave the Gordmans store at Chapel Hills Mall Monday, April 17, 2017. The store is closing just seven months after opening there. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
With a look of surprise, Alicia McConnell takes the stage to a standing ovation as the recipient of the 2017 Athena Award. Alicia McConnell, the U.S. Olympic Committee's director of training sites and community partnerships and a longtime Colorado Springs tourism industry supporter, was named winner of the 24th annual Athena Award on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Antlers Hotel. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette