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Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • 60th annual Colorado Springs-area Parade of Homes starts Aug. 1

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs' Parade of Homes will mark its 60th year next week - a period over which homebuilding has changed almost as much as the community. Sixty years ago, smaller, ranch-style homes of roughly 1,000 square feet dominated many post-World War II neighborhoods in Colorado...

  • Proposed Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs gets a boost from new agreement with USOC

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Supporters of a proposed downtown U.S. Olympic Museum have signed a 30-year agreement with the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Olympic Committee that will allow the venue to showcase Olympic artifacts and displays, the two organizations announced Thursday. The agreement is crucial because...

  • Colorado Springs commercial real estate activity slips in the second quarter

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region's commercial real estate market backpedaled in the second quarter after showing signs of life in 2013, according to a report issued Wednesday by Turner Commercial Research of Colorado Springs. The combined vacancy rate for offices, industrial buildings and...

  • Texas group plans 344-unit apartment complex on Colorado Springs' north side

    Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    A Texas group plans to build a 344-unit apartment complex on Colorado Springs' far north side, the latest in a series of multi-family projects by developers looking to serve a growing demand for apartment living. Executives of Bayley Yandell Development Ltd., based in suburban Dallas,...

  • Forget 2015: Trader Joe's opening Colorado Springs store earlier than first announced

    Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Fans of Trader Joe's won't have to wait as long as they thought for the opening of a Colorado Springs store. The California-based, ultrapopular speciality grocer says it will open its first Springs location at 8 a.m. Oct. 10 - a few months earlier than the 2015 date it had previously...

  • Broadmoor hotel buying Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The Broadmoor hotel has agreed to buy the Norris-Penrose Event Center, the latest in a series of acquisitions and alliances that link the five-star Colorado Springs resort to signature attractions and venues in the Pikes Peak region. The hotel has signed a letter of intent with the...

  • Fire department launches high-angle rescue after man jumped or fell off Colorado Springs cliff

    Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Fire Department launched a high-angle rescue about 9:40 p.m. Friday after a man jumped or fell over a cliff west of Gold Camp Road and High Drive on the city's southwest side, according to Colorado Springs Police. Initially, it appeared the man had suffered a...

  • Garage in Black Forest destroyed by fire after lightning strike north of Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    A fire caused by a lighting strike destroyed a garage Friday afternoon in unincorporated Black Forest north of Colorado Springs, but firefighters contained the blaze before it spread to a nearby home or trees. Nobody was injured, although the garage and its contents were a total...

  • Upscale steakhouse coming to University Village Colorado in Colorado Springs

    Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop, an upscale San Diego steakhouse that mixes fine dining with western themes, will open its first location outside California when it comes to the University Village Colorado retail center in Colorado Springs later this year. The restaurant will...

  • Colorado Springs housing prices set record in June

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    There was no June swoon in Colorado Springs' re-sale housing market. In fact, just the opposite. Local single-family home prices set a record last month, while home sales soared - a surge that was possibly propelled, in part, by the sale of more higher-end homes and continued...