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Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • Kmart at Powers and Palmer Park closes its doors on Sunday, May 11

    Updated: Mon, May 5, 2014

    It’s the last week for the Kmart at Powers and Palmer Park boulevards in the Colorado Springs area. The store’s last day is Sunday, May 11; its closing was announced in early February. The closing leaves the area with a lone Kmart store — at Nevada Avenue and...

  • Entertainment giant AEG will expand World Arena's offerings in Colorado Springs, experts say

    Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    As the entertainment industry goes, The Broadmoor World Arena and Anschutz Entertainment Group have enjoyed success over the years - albeit at vastly different levels. Since opening in 1998, the 7,300-seat arena - formerly the Colorado Springs World Arena - has showcased Elton John,...

  • Budding hemp producers from El Paso, Teller counties have applications in pipeline

    Updated: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Four businesses and individuals who want to grow industrial hemp in El Paso and Teller counties submitted applications to the Colorado Department of Agriculture by Thursday's deadline, a first step for a potential new industry set in motion by state voters when they approved the...

  • Colorado Springs-area homebuilding falls again in April

    Published: Thu, May 1, 2014

    The pace of local homebuilding for the first few months of 2014 continues to lag behind last year, according to a report Thursday by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Single-family building permits, which measure the number of homes to be constructed by builders, totaled...

  • Construction under way on Colorado Springs' first Trader Joe's

    Updated: Thu, May 1, 2014

    The opening of Trader Joe's isn't slated until next year, but construction has started on a site on the northern tip of the University Village Colorado shopping center that will become home to the speciality grocer's first Colorado Springs location. An initial building permit was...

  • Colorado Springs-area home prices, sales decline in February and March

    Published: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    The Colorado Springs-area housing market is off to a slow start in 2014. Single-family home sales and prices declined in February and March when compared with the same months last year, according to reports released Tuesday by the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors. The reports show:...

  • Sierra Commercial Real Estate closing after 11 years in business

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    One of Colorado Springs' more prominent commercial brokerages during the past 11 years is shutting down, although its owner says it's stopping short of going out of business. Sierra Commercial Real Estate is ending its full-service, downtown operation after the departure of several...

  • Athena Award goes to Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Jan Martin

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    City Councilwoman Jan Martin has followed women who have been role models for her in politics and in the community, and she takes pride in mentoring young people who now follow her. For her mentoring efforts, community work and service to others, Martin was honored as the 2014 Athena...

  • Former Colorado Springs grocery store getting a new tenant; company expanding workforce thanks to move

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Camerons Products, a Colorado Springs designer and wholesaler of cookware, grills, smokers and other speciality kitchen and barbecue items for nearly 30 years, is moving to a larger location and roughly tripling the size of its operation and workforce. The company has leased the...

  • Colorado Springs sales tax collections inch upward in March

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Colorado Springs sales tax collections - a key revenue source that funds city government spending - rose slightly last month, continuing an early trend of slow gains in 2014. Sales tax revenues totaled $9.1 million in March, a 1.1 percent increase over the same month a year earlier,...

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