Kenneth Cleaver 

Consumer Correspondent

July 6, 2003

Ms. Marcy Morrison, Mayor
City of Manitou Springs
606 Manitou Ave.
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Dear Mayor Morrison:

Please be aware that several Manitou businesses are in violation of what I understand to be a municipal ordinance requiring they sell Native American ephemera and other Western art tchotchkes.

The following is an exchange I recently had with a Manitou Subway clerk regarding this issue:

KC: Where are your dream catchers?

Subway: Is that a 6- or a 12-inch, sir?

KC: How about a miniature ceramic coyote?

Subway: Would you like to try one of our new freshly baked specialty breads?

KC: My ailing mother NEEDS a vaguely authentic healing crystal!

Subway: Hot peppers?

KC: I don't think we're communicating.

Subway: Are you a Sub Club member?

Similar conversations were had at Conoco and Sinclair.

What is going on? Am I the only one who cares about the state of Manitou's tchotchke economy? Some clarification is in order.


Kenneth Cleaver

click to enlarge 2de4_kencleaver-10417.gif


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Kenneth H. Cleaver

Latest in Kenneth Cleaver

Popular Events

  • The Everyday Goddess @ Center for Powerful Living

    • Sat., Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • 1 going/interested
  • Scandinavian Christmas Tea @ Viking Hall

    • Sat., Dec. 3, 2-4 p.m. $16.50
  • Resume Writing Workshop (Lectures & Learning)

    • Fri., Dec. 2, 9-11 a.m. Free
  • SCWCC Sunset Meet & Greet (Special Events)

    • $15.00 Members, $20.00 Non-Members
    • Buy Tickets
  • Happy Hour Stand-Up @ Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

    • First Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Continues through Jan. 6 $10

Recent Comments

All content © Copyright 2016, The Colorado Springs Independent   |   Website powered by Foundation