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Rich Laden

Business/News Business Reporter

Colorado Sports and Event Center. Courtesy of City for Champions
Jim Johnson, owner of GE Johnson Construction Co. His father started the business 50 years ago. Courtesy of G.E. Johnson.
A Double- Double burger with fries Animal Style at the IN-N-OUT Burgers in San Jose Feb. 6, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dillard's is one of the anchor stores at the Chapel Hills Mall. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
HBA's trade shows are moving to the Chapel Hills Mall (File photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
California-based Blaze Pizza, a fast-casual eatery, will open its first Colorado Springs location Thursday at Powers Pointe, southwest of Powers Boulevard and Barnes Road. Blaze will be one of several sit-down and fast-casual restaurants at the shopping center. RICH LADEN, THE GAZETTE
Permits issued to builders and individuals for the construction of single-family homes in El Paso County totaled 3,253 during the first 11 months of this year. Gazette file photo by Mark Reis.
A home for sale on Espanola Street Thursday, June 15, 2017. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette