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Rich Laden

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  • 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    A month after announcing it was buying the Norris-Penrose Event Center, The Broadmoor hotel has withdrawn from the deal.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...

  • Colorado Springs-based Cherwell Software acquires Seattle IT firm

    Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    Cherwell Software, a fast-growing Colorado Springs-based software developer, said Tuesday it has acquired Express Metrix, a small Seattle information technology and software asset management company. Neither of the privately held companied released terms of the deal, but Cherwell...

  • Denver homes selling three times faster than those in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Colorado Springs' single-family housing market has improved greatly from the depths of the recession, but it's nowhere near as hot as Denver. A national housing report for June by realtor.com shows that Denver homes spent an average of 20 days on the market before selling -- the...

  • Retail center coming to north side

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Another major retail center is planned for Colorado Springs' far north side, this time on the southwest corner of InterQuest and Voyager parkways. Stores, sit-down and fast-food restaurants, a bank and possibly a hotel are envisioned on the nearly 23-acre site, which was purchased in...

  • Wal-Mart grocery store coming to northeast Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Wal-Mart plans to build a fifth Neighborhood Market in Colorado Springs, this time on the city's fast-growing northeast side. Wal-Mart representatives have submitted plans to the city's Land Use Review Division that propose development of a 41,117-square-foot Neighborhood Market...

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