Rich Laden

Business/News Business Reporter

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Aging Colorado Springs apartment complexes still in demand on the part of buyers


Fine wine and cheese get better with age. Apartment buildings? Maybe not so much.

But as millennials and empty nesters embrace apartment living, and rents rise to record levels, even decades-old apartment...

South Nevada Avenue redevelopment plan getting closer in Colorado Springs


A proposal to clean up South Nevada Avenue and infuse it with new residential and commercial uses has taken another step forward.

The Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority voted 7-0 on Wednesday to...

Layoffs likely at Western Forge tool manufacturing plant in Colorado Springs


Western Forge, a Colorado Springs manufacturer of hand tools for half a century, anticipates it will lay off about 150 workers over seven months, roughly half the employees at its northwest side plant, the company...

Suthers wants to study whether a downtown Colorado Springs sports and event center could be privately funded

By: rich laden

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said Monday he's launching a feasibility study to determine if a downtown sports and event center could be funded with private money - an attempt to quell public concern over...

Colorado Springs sales tax revenues jump by biggest percentage increase in almost a year

By: rich laden

Colorado Springs sales tax collections rose in August by their biggest percentage increase in almost a year, buoyed by strong spending by consumers, businesses and tourists, according to a report released Monday by...

Discount retailer Sierra Trading Post nearing opening of Colorado Springs store

By: rich laden

Sierra Trading Post, which began selling clothing, footwear and outdoor items through catalogs in 1986 and later via its website, has shipped plenty of merchandise to Colorado Springs-area customers over the...

Independent Records & Video still rocking after 37 years, adds new Colorado Springs store

By: rich laden

The retail graveyard is filled with headstones that bear the names of music and entertainment chains who've met their demise: Circuit City. Blockbuster Video. Media Play. Borders Books & Music. But since...

Major Colorado Springs real estate companies partnering to build downtown apartments

By: rich laden

Two of Colorado Springs' biggest real estate companies are joining forces to develop a pair of multi-story apartment projects that could add 353 residences to downtown, where civic and business leaders long have...