Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • Social Security's Colorado Springs office will expand hours in March

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Beginning March 16, the Social Security Administration will open for an extra hour four days a week at its Colorado Springs office as part of a nationwide increase in the agency's customer service hours. The Springs office at 1049 N. Academy Blvd. will be open from 
9 a.m. to 4 p.m....

  • Some parts of Colorado Springs' commercial real estate rebounded in 2014

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A new report on the state of Colorado Springs' commercial real estate says the industrial and retail segments saw gains in 2014, while the office sector continued to lag - a sign that the city continues to suffer from a lack of high-paying jobs. "Of all three markets, the office...

  • Developers of Colorado Springs hotel and water park ready to break ground

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Nearly three years after announcing plans for an ambitious hotel and water park on Colorado Springs' north side, the project's developers say they expect to break ground in May and open in summer 2016. The Colorado Grand Resort and Hotel will have 165 rooms in its first phase and a...

  • Colorado Springs gas prices rank 4th lowest in the US

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Here's more good news on the gas price front for motorists in the Pikes Peak region: Colorado Springs, which already has the lowest prices in the state, now is among the cheapest places in the nation to fill your tank. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in...

  • Colorado Springs economic forecast breakfast scheduled for Jan. 29

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    What's the outlook for housing in the Colorado Springs area? Commercial real estate? Key sectors of the local economy? Answers will be provided at the Southern Colorado chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management's 24th annual economic forecast breakfast, which takes place...

  • A glittering achievement: AAA again names Colorado Springs' Broadmoor hotel as five-diamond property

    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    The Broadmoor hotel wears diamonds as well as any grand dame. AAA on Friday named The Broadmoor as a five-diamond winner for the 39th consecutive year, making the Colorado Springs luxury resort the only hotel to receive the travel organization's highest rating each year since the...

  • Colorado Springs real estate developer ordered to stand trial on fraud allegation

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Colorado Springs real estate developer Jannie Richardson and business associate Nelson "Buz" Rieger were friends and partners for 20 years - with Rieger having invested millions in Richardson's projects, her attorney said Thursday. So there was nothing out of the ordinary when Rieger...

  • Nordstrom Rack coming to Colorado Springs in 2016

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Starting next year, Nordstrom Rack shoppers can stay in Colorado Springs instead of driving to Denver. Nordstrom Rack, the outlet store for Seattle-based upscale retailer Nordstrom, will open in spring 2016 in the Chapel Hills East shopping center, southeast of Academy and Briargate...

  • High-end dealership to open new Colorado Springs location to sell used cars

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Pikes Peak Acura will build a used-vehicle dealership and service center in the Powers Autopark on Colorado Springs' northeast side, bringing more car-buying options to residents and businesses in the fast-growing area. Preferred 
will occupy a nearly 22,500-

  • Big-ticket commercial foreclosures decline in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    The number of costly commercial foreclosures declined last year in the Colorado Springs area, a sign the commercial market has improved or that borrowers are working out deals more frequently with lenders - or both, some real estate experts say. A dozen commercial foreclosure filings...

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