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Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • 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...

  • Colorado Springs home prices rise again in August

    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area home prices and sales rose again last month as the single-family housing market continued to improve after a slow first quarter, according to a report this week by the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors. The median price of homes that sold in August increased to...

  • New apartment project in Colorado Springs is a go

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Developers of a four-story, 33-unit apartment building broke ground Thursday in downtown Colorado Springs - a project they hope will revitalize downtown's south edge while providing urban-style housing for young professionals and others. Blue Dot Place will be one of the few apartment...

  • 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...