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Rich Laden

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  • 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...

  • Christmas is already here for at least one Colorado Springs retailer

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Christmas in July is a marketing gimmick for some retailers. But Christmas in August? It's for real. The Sam's Club at Academy Boulevard and Woodmen Road in northern Colorado Springs already has Christmas/holiday merchandise for sale in its store: artificial trees, including a...

  • Perkins is back in Colorado Springs; who else do you want to see return?

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    After The Gazette reported that Perkins Restaurant & Bakery was coming back to Colorado Springs following a three-year absence, a longtime resident left a voice mail to say how excited she was about its return. "One of the saddest days here was when Perkins closed,” she said, adding...

  • Kum & Go continues its Colorado Springs expansion

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Kum & Go, the Iowa-based convenience store chain that announced in 2012 it would expand into the Pikes Peak region, is continuing to add stores. On Thursday, Kum & Go opened its 11th area location at 2588 Airport Road in Colorado Springs, on the northwest corner of Airport and...

  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery returning to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is making a comeback in Colorado Springs. Three years after all three of the area's Perkins were shuttered by the chain's corporate owners, an Iowa franchisee is remodeling one of the former locations at Platte Avenue and Chelton Road and will reopen...

  • Colorado Springs' Broadmoor hotel opens Cloud Camp wilderness retreat

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Five-star luxury isn't just about marble floors and crystal chandeliers. The Broadmoor hotel on Friday opened Cloud Camp, a wilderness retreat built atop Cheyenne Mountain on the site of Broadmoor founder Spencer Penrose's Cheyenne Lodge of the 1920s.. Cloud Camp - like the Ranch...

  • Broadmoor deal falls through; expect 'business as usual' at Norris-Penrose Event Center

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A month after announcing it was buying the Norris-Penrose Event Center, The Broadmoor hotel has withdrawn from the deal. The hotel made the decision about a week ago after it completed research of the acquisition, Broadmoor President and CEO Steve Bartolin said Friday. He declined...

  • SBA takes in small businesses concerns at Colorado Springs hearing

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Chris Vallier had a chance Thursday to tell the federal government how it's standing in the way of the growth of his small business - and he had plenty to say. Vallier heads Flot, a six-person, 2-year-old Chaffee County-based company that's partnering with the University of Colorado...

  • 40-unit Colorado Springs apartment project targets UCCS students

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    A Colorado Springs company plans to build a three-story, 40-unit apartment project that would target students at the fast-growing University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The project would be developed southwest of Hancock Avenue and Magnolia Street, about one-quarter mile south of...

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