The Colorado Springs Flea Market, where consumers eschew online marketplaces in favor of strolling past tables and booths in search of food, apparel, accessories and other treasures, has been purchased by United Flea Markets of Denver.The sale marks the end of more than a quarter-century of flea market ownership by the Cloud family of Colorado Springs, although Randy Cloud will remain general manager, and about two dozen full- and part-time employees are being offered jobs by the new owners.The Colorado Springs Flea Market sale includes the business at 5225 E. Platte Ave., along with 25 acres, parking lots and three buildings that house a restaurant/cafe, an indoor sales pavilion and an outdoor vendor building. El Paso County land records show the real estate and business sold last week for $4.7 million.The sale doesn’t include an adjacent parcel, which the Cloud family had leased to an out-of-state company that used it over the past several months to store hail-damaged vehicles … [Read more...] about A real swap: Family-owned Colorado Springs Flea Market sells to Denver-area buyer
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For concert goers, Colorado's outdoor venues are bucket list stops. And with a wide range of musical artists from a variety of genres, this summer is sure to have a performance you can't wait to see. Take a look at our picks for the summer concerts you don't want to miss. 11th Annual MeadowGrass Festival (May 24-26, Black Forest) - Kick the summer off with up-and-coming musical acts, yoga, workshops, activities for kids and beer tasting. Head here for tickets. Kacey Musgraves (June 26, Red Rocks) - Earlier this year Musgraves took home a handful of Grammys. See her in person at Red Rocks this summer. Go here for tickets. Hammer's House Party Featuring M.C. Hammer (July 19, Fiddler's Green) - Parachute pant wearing rapper M.C. Hammer brings his friends Sir Mix-A-Lot, Biz Markie, 2 Live Crew, the Funky Bunch and Sisqo to Denver. Head here for tickets. Beck and Cage the Elephant (July 23, Fiddler's Green) - Beck Hansen, better known as just Beck, is certainly no … [Read more...] about 11 great outdoor summer 2019 concerts in Colorado
By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press Updated 6:07 am PST, Monday, March 4, 2019 FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, country music star Dierks Bentley poses in Nashville, Tenn. Bentley said he learned a lot about the music festival business after investing in and curating his first festival, the Seven Peaks Festival, in Bueno Vista, Colo. last year. less FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, country music star Dierks Bentley poses in Nashville, Tenn. Bentley said he learned a lot about the music festival business after investing in and curating his first ... more Photo: Mark Humphrey, AP Photo: Mark Humphrey, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, country music star Dierks Bentley poses in Nashville, Tenn. Bentley said he … [Read more...] about Dierks Bentley recruits Luke Bryan for Seven Peaks fest
By Elaine Glusac The New York Times Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 In the last seven years, Denver’s population has grown by more than 100,000, a boom many new residents credit to the sunny weather, proximity to the Rocky Mountains and density of cultural attractions. With that growth has come construction cranes and improved transit systems, including a convenient light-rail line linking the airport to downtown over 23 miles away. Visitors using the train alight at the renovated Union Station in the heart of a city filled with new breweries, expanded museums, a burgeoning street art movement and an explosive culinary scene producing thematic food halls and destination meals from brunch through dinner. There’s always the chance to walk, cycle, run or ski it off over hundreds of miles of recreational trails. And if your flight is delayed, there’s a free ice-skating rink at Denver International Airport until Jan. 6. Friday3 p.m. Cultural campus The Denver Art … [Read more...] about Denver’s boom provides a lot of tourism sights