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Re: “Stir

Cool, hip coffee shop that's a wonderful alternative to you know who.

Coffee is great. My pecan pie was right out of the oven, warm, sweet and gooey.

Order at counter, take your selection to a table. Outside seating too. Not pricey.

Yard sale coffee cups and flatware, funky old metal lawn chairs from the 1940s, in a renovated gas station ... recycling and re-purposing at its best.

Girl at the counter was friendly and a pleasure to deal with. Free Wi-Fi and parking.

In the Old North End Neighborhood (ONEN), in the BON Shopping Center, at corner of Jackson and Wahsatch, a few blocks from Penrose Hospital just off N. Nevada Ave.

Closes at 3PM most days. I'll be going back.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/08/2014 at 2:02 PM

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Re: “UPDATE: Together for Colorado Springs launch draws over 500

The email from Amy Lathen is so obese with political buzzwords and double speak that it's substance-free, like Fox News. It's just another sound bite from a sleazy old pol who conned you once before with a weasel-worded 'term limits' fraud that got her a 3rd term. IGNORE LATHEN and the slate of cronies CSF is putting forward. The mere fact that Lathen is even associated with CSF tells you all you need to know about the group ... beware ....beware ....beware ...beware....

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Posted by OldCrank on 02/08/2017 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Downtown stadium off the table, new City for Champions project announced

So glad C4C is near death, it was a SCAM from the start. I hated C4C for the reasons 'curious' spoke of and over the years I've spilled my bile here about this boondoggle. C4C should totally go away except for the UCCS sports medicine facility which is a positive asset for the city and has NOTHING to do with tourism.

Taxpayer funds should not be used for stadiums or arenas; thats what "free market capitalism" should do. Funny how the GOP is always shoving "free market capitalism" down our throats - until their chums want to slop at OUR trough. Just say NO to C4C, son of C4C, etc.

If an Olympic Museum gets built it should be done with donations from fans of the games. How about seeking ESPN-Disney or other major networks to support it? There are trillions of dollars out there just sloshing around the globe looking for good investments. Did they try that angle? I doubt it, the people behind C4C are not that industrious, though they are willing to work hard at fleecing the local rubes via the "strong mayor" they foisted on the same local rubes who no doubt voted for the "strong man" disaster now in the White House.

Putting an airplane museum downtown is beyond folly, a monumental joke. Leave it at Pete Field where it is and spend a few bucks to improve it rather than spend a fortune for a new place downtown. NOTE: World-class Udvar-Hazy aviation museum is at Dulles Airport near D.C., and not downtown on the National Mall, Constitution Ave, or at the Lincoln Memorial.

If a sports stadium gets built, it belongs at the defunct Colorado Crossing at Interquest and Voyager (I-25, exit 153) where the Parks Board is now working to implement a youth sports complex ( http://tinyurl.com/jvccyrh ). The sports complex is natural fit for a stadium to host soccer and the semi-pro football league, etc. The unfinished hotel and movie shells would then be attractive to investors for completion. Thus the city could take that 150 acre eyesore across from New Life Church and turn it into an excellent anchor for the far north side of the city that is growing strongly. Where are the dreamers who can visualize a great future....

If you want a vibrant downtown fill it with affordable mid-to-high rise residential towers where there is good walkability scores to eateries, groceries, pharmacies, doctors, dentists, lawyers, barbers and salons, gym, dry cleaners, stock brokers, jeweler, etc, etc. Amenities like Pikes Peak Center and Kimball's Peak Three are already there, just need to live nearby. People are tired of auto-centric suburbs where one must drive to get to everything.

There is so much opportunity in this city it isnt funny, but it seems were stuck in a loop with a bunch of local "operators" who want to think small and fill their own pockets at our expense.

Vote AGAINST anyone put forward by CSF, don't let the fox into OUR henhouse.

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Posted by OldCrank on 02/08/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

I wish you the best and enjoyed your columns for our few years in CoSps. I've seen this coming for sometime ... columns bemoaning how the city ignores every chance to improve itself, the destructive power of stupid voters using TABOR to degrade their own city and it still begs questions about why people vote against their own best interests and piss in their own beer. It wasn't our home town, so we left last year for places with adult supervision and no TABOR. Thanks again for great columns and trying your best to improve what could be an amazing place.

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Posted by OldCrank on 02/08/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

GOP means Graveyard Of Principles. Cannot make any city great again until the people remove TABOR, the GOP, and all special interests the GOP caters to.

12 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 01/29/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “UPDATE: New website blasts El Paso County Sheriff Elder

More circus act behavior from third-rate grifters elected by third-rate voters.

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Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

People of Colorado Springs: WAKE UP.

CSF is NOT your friend and does not mean you well.

Developers, greedsters of all sorts, and lying politicians want to steal CSU out from under us. Remember how they tried to steal Memorial Hospital System and GIVE it to McEvoy? We put an end to that crap; we need to stop this crap.

They will privatize CSU, jack up rates, and laugh all the way to the bank.

Is it so horrible that CSU rates are 25% cheaper than Pueblo, Denver or Boulder? Is it terrible that CSU service is excellent? Is it a crime that money we spend on CSU stays local? Do we want to muddy the best water in the country? Do you want to pay 25% more?

They foisted the "strong mayor" on us and now they want their bought and paid for mayors to pick a Utility Board of their own scammers which will be the pathway used to steal CSU out from under us. Do NOT forfeit your right to vote on the future of CSU.

If we need to replace Drake we can do that without term-limits crook Lathen, the cabal of developers behind her, and phony organizations like CSF.

Do NOT be fooled by nice sounding names put on false-front organizations, the only thing they plan to move "forward" is their own wealth.

WAKE UP. Do not let them steal CSU for themselves and their pals.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Cirque du Soleil's OVO impresses

Cirque shows are amazing; we've seen two of them, they are part of the reason Ringling Bros just announced they are folding their tents and shutting down.

Once Ringling stopped elephant acts last year ticket sales declined notably; the rest of their show isn't competitive with "Cirque" or the horse-based Cavalia shows.

If we want to see lions, tigers and elephants we can go to the zoo.

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Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:44 AM

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