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Rich Laden

Business/News Business Reporter

Coming soon: Hungry Howie's, a Michigan-based pizza chain that specializes in flavored pizza crusts, is taking over a former Starbucks space northwest of Academy Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway. It's targeting a mid- to late-May opening. (Facebook, Hungry Howie's)
Anthony's Pizza & Pasta, founded in 1984 and which has nearly two dozen locations in northern Colorado, will open its first Colorado Springs restaurant in InterQuest Commons on the city's north side. COURTESY ANTHONY'S PIZZA & PASTA
A car drives up the road to Pikes Peak while the Pikes Peak Cog Railway climbs up behind it on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
A car drives up the road to Pikes Peak while the Pikes Peak Cog Railway climbs up behind it on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
SOUTH POWERS BOULEVARD
The Global Supertanker firefighting plane provides a backdrop as crews move earth on the construction site at South Powers Boulevard on Aviation Way. (Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette)
Blue Dot Place at 412 S. Nevada Ave. (at left in this photo Friday, April 15, 2016) is one the newer developments changing the face of the area south of downtown Colorado Springs. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
The four-story, 100-room Fillmore Inn, which will include rooms under the Best Western Plus and Executive Residency brands, is planned to open just west of Interstate 25 and Fillmore Street in Colorado Springs. COURTESY CRESTONE DEVELOPMENT
Home prices soar to record highs last month in Colorado Springs (Photo by Rich Laden, The Gazette)
new hotels
A wave of new hotels are being constructed in the Pikes Peak Region. The Best Western Executive Plus Residency is nearly complete and will be opening soon. The hotel is located just north of Fillmore St. on Chestnut St. Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)