10 companies that came to Colorado Springs in 2021 | Subscriber content


In 2021, the growth of restaurants and retailers in Colorado Springs was evident even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cast a long shadow. Here are a few companies that came to the Pikes Peak area in the past year.

• Bird call: The Denver-based fast and casual restaurant chain specializing in all-natural chicken sandwiches has opened its first Springs restaurant east of Powers and Dublin Boulevard, in the former home of a Taco Bueno restaurant.

• Capriotti sandwich shop: A franchisee of the National chain, specializing in roast turkey submarines, has opened as part of the Creekwalk Shopping Center which is front page of the South Nevada Avenue redevelopment project in Northwest Nevada and Cheyenne Road.

• Mici’s artisanal Italian: Another Denver import, the family-friendly, laid-back chain opened its first Colorado Springs restaurant northeast of Powers and North Carefree Circle in the First & Main Town Center, and recently added a second market location in Briargate, southeast of Union Boulevard. and Briargate Parkway.

• Scheels all sports: The outdoor gear, clothing and sporting goods retailer only opened its second store in the state when it debuted on the InterQuest Marketplace, east of Interstate 25 and from InterQuest Parkway.

• Thin chickens: The Arkansas-based chicken chain opened its first Springs location in the development on the north side of Victory Ridge, southeast of the InterQuest and Voyager Parkways. A Slim Chickens franchisee is also planning a second location at Falcon Marketplace, a mall under development northwest of Woodmen and Meridian Roads in the unincorporated town of Falcon, east of Springs.


Stairs lead to the second floor of the new Tejon Eatery, where there is a second bar, more seating, an ice cream shop, and the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum. The food court opened in July on Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

• Restaurant Tejon: A food hall with multiple dining concepts and expansive seating areas has opened up along the core of the Tejon Street restaurant and retail corridor in downtown Colorado Springs.

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• Topgolf: The Dallas-based entertainment venue that mixes a driving range, high-tech games, food and drink has opened in the Polaris Pointe Mall in the far north of Colorado Springs.

• Tacos de Torchy: The fast-paced, laid-back Austin, Texas-based chain brought its “damn good tacos” to the north side of InterQuest Marketplace, east of Interstate 25 and InterQuest Parkway. This is the first Torchy’s in Colorado Springs.


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• Wiener Schnitzel: Local franchisees of the California-based fast food hot dog restaurant have opened a store along Austin Bluffs Parkway, just east of Academy Boulevard.

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• White tart pizzeria: Denver brothers Jason and Kris Wallenta brought their White Pie pizzeria to the 300 block of South Nevada Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs, just steps from their Dos Santos Tacos which opened on South Tejon Street ago. a few years.


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