A series of profiles of small businesses in the Pikes Peak region.
Over 90 years, Bingo's D&S Saddle Shop in Colorado Springs has survived several moves and multiple ownership changes. But the latest challenge it faces — one shared by many retailers — may be its greatest. "Amazon is slapping us around pretty good," says Diane Hanchey, who owns the tack store with her sister, Kim Parker.
Andy's Meat Market, in business since 1952, is a Colorado Springs institution. It carries a variety of meats, from beef to poultry to even rattlesnake and alligator, and is known for its beef jerky that is shipped across the globe.
With clocks relentlessly ticking and chimes melodically ringing, the Tick Tock Shop is not a quiet place.
It appears that customers of Elite Auto Service truly find the service elite.
The name for her business — AHOD Services — came to Monique Flemings in a dream.
Playing the piano helped Stacy Gery recover from a traumatic brain injury — just as it helped her cope with the loss of her dad to suicide when she was a teenager. And now it’s the basis of one of two small businesses she started after her TBI cost her her job as a high school Spanish teacher. The other business is teaching mountain biking skills.