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Covered Treasures owner Tommie Plank pauses her conversation during a lull on a January afternoon to ring up a customer at the Monument bookstore. The two women make idle chat during the transaction, and the conversation ends on a familiar note for Plank: “It’s my dream some day to own...
Steven Cedre owns the city’s smallest full-service bicycle shop, and he’s watching the latest Trump tariffs take a huge bite out of his business.  Across the board, the U.S. bicycle industry — which relies on China彩票联盟 for more than 90 percent of its bikes and bike parts — is reeling...
A new study conducted by the University of Colorado-Boulder concluded that nail salon employees face health risks similar to those of working at an oil refinery or an auto garage, due to high levels of indoor airborne pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene. The study, which monitored volatile organic compound...
With full-strength beer seemingly “on every corner” thanks to new state liquor laws, some Pikes Peak-area retailers are feeling the squeeze more than others. “The meat department, the produce department, the bakery — it’s everywhere, in front of everybody,” said Jack Bachman, owner of Cheers Liquor Mart on Circle Drive....
Most pet owners consider their furry friends to be part of the family and, increasingly, they’re feeding them like family. In a 2016 report titled “The Humanization of Pet Food,” data company Nielsen stated that 95 percent of pet owners treat their pets like family members, up 7 points from...
When Yemi Mobolade moved to Colorado Springs eight years ago, the narrative he’d hear about his new city wasn’t always positive. “I’ve been told that we were our own worst enemy when it came to storytelling,” he said. Fast-forward nearly a decade and those tales have substantially changed. Mobolade is heavily involved...
Jenny and Tyler Sherman first met at the Mining Exchange in the 2000s — Tyler was the general manager tasked by owner Perry Sanders with opening the hotel. Jenny was the general manager of the hotel’s restaurant, Springs Orleans. The couple has since moved on from working for others in...
On the booming Powers corridor, vacancies are rare and quickly filled.
Out-of-state retailers who sell online in Colorado will soon have to pay state sales taxes and state-collected local sales taxes. Retailers with at least $100,000 in annual sales or 200 annual transactions within the state will be required to obtain a state business license by Nov. 30 and begin collecting...
It wasn’t your usual Saturday crowd at Chapel Hills Mall. If you were at the mall the weekend of Aug. 25, you might have seen a Darth Vader look-alike perusing the merchandise at Dick’s Sporting Goods, a Daenerys Targaryen sipping a soft drink in the food court, and a few...
It’s that time of year again. When the front aisles at local big-box department stores switch from carrying beach towels and sunscreen to rows of composition books, pens and, of course, glue sticks. “We are expecting a pretty strong back-to-school shopping season this year,” said Katherine Cullen, the director of...
Brian Durheimer got to know some of the staff, athletes and committee members from the Olympic Training Center when his Inertia Coffee Co. had a drive-thru location on Union Boulevard not far from the OTC. The business has moved to 406 S. Eighth St., a location with room for a...