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Re: “Benny's Restaurant & Lounge

Teri Peaceowl Senior Go in before they start playing and look for Mike T. that runs it, say "Hi" and tell him you wanna play. He will always let good musicians play, It is really not an amateur night so if you have your chops down you would be welcomed. Mike is a great guy!
https://www.facebook.com/events/5431564858…

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/18/2016 at 9:37 PM

Re: “The Burrowing Owl

Best Vegan Nachos in town!

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Posted by Gabriel Mitchell on 02/16/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Benny's Restaurant & Lounge

How is the blues jam for visiting players who want to come sit in and have fun. I am a professional harmonica player just relocated to southern Colorado

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Posted by Teri Peaceowl Senior on 02/14/2016 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Rocks Sports Bar & Grill

First time in, i don't know how the drinks are because i was never served. The band sounded good, but after taking a seat at the bar, the staff walked past me twice without so much as an acknowledgement, let alone asking what i wanted to drink. The manager in guessing then took a seat out from behind the bar next to I'm assuming a regular / friend, with his back to me, and proeeded to watch the band. I more than likely won't be returning. Went to finish line, and was served within 3 minutes.

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Posted by Michael Klenk on 01/26/2016 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Bernie's Place

They bullied a bartender who been there for over 15 years for filing a complaint with the State of Colorado over employment practices. The owner was to have said the bartender was "too old". The State said the bar did in fact engage in retaliation which is illegal after someone files a complaint. The bartender was bullied then fired after 6 months for a bogus "infraction".
Avoid this place unless you support discrimination in employment. Bernie would never have stood for that behavior but he passed away and his ex-wife took over. She is none too bright obviously.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 01/02/2016 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Colorado Coffee Merchants

I having bought my espresso beans from Eric and his staff for years. The coffee is extremely fresh, typically roasted with days of purchase. It produce sweet, complex espresso with loads of crema. The staff are consistently welcoming and pleasant.they also make delicious drinks for in-house consumption.

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Posted by Dave F on 12/19/2015 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Cleats Bar & Grill East

Classic rock based open jam every Wed at Cleats East. Great room to jam. Sign in with your name, instrument, and if you're with some other players. Keep your chops up, get your yaya's out, enjoy the fun people that come out for the party, network with some great players, have a great meal....just have fun! This is THE jam for WEDs here in the Springs. Come out and get some on ya! :-)

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Posted by Paul Moss on 11/28/2015 at 2:37 AM

Re: “Kairos Coffee and Tea

Rek Lee What evidence do have to prove "homeless" and "drug addict"? I could say that about you right here very easily, may be true, may be false, who knows? And what did you do when told you were not welcome? Anything? Or just post this comment?

Posted by Robert Wyman on 11/14/2015 at 12:22 AM

Re: “Kairos Coffee and Tea

Homeless drug addicts running around the parking lot saying their security and we weren't welcome at kairos That its private church/cult property

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Posted by Rek Lee on 11/09/2015 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Organica Herb & Tea Co.

This place is AMAZING!! I love this place it has soooo much natural stuff. It's a cute place with so many nutural remedies that I can't wait to go back and try more stuff. I have tried some of the teas and powders and have also gained a deeper knowledge from their kind staff. They have a cute patio with a pond outside to eat your lunch, sit and relax. I wish there were more places just like this one because this place is such a gem. Thank you guys for your knowledge and love of helping people with natural remedies and all things natural! :)

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Posted by Rach on 10/25/2015 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Aspen Auto Clinic - Tutt Blvd.

They seem to know what they are doing - but it is a very expensive place.

Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 10/21/2015 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Mill Outlet Fabric Shop

The employees are very sweet and knowledgeable and they do have a few items that unfortunately other stores do not. However, a large percentage have been there for years (the bolt ends are dated) and the owner is completely condescending and degrading to both customers and employees. He also saves an uncomfortable amount of personal information for who knows what..... A fabric store should be warm friendly and creative and while I prefer to support local businesses, his is one I will not!!!!!

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Posted by Rachel Flood on 10/16/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Sunshine Studios

i called the venue they said blood on the dance floor is not playing all i know is for this tour is they are playing only in denver and tickets are only 15$

Posted by Paduan99 on 10/12/2015 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Aspen Auto Clinic - Tutt Blvd.

This article is wrong, and no research was done. The Independent is brown nosing an advertiser. The above review has to be a fluke. I'm disappointed the Independent would tout them as reliable, without doing any research (just google "Denver, news, hidden camera, Aspen auto clinic". We've taken cars there twice, and both times were a scam. One time they stripped our oil pan screw and then tried to say it was like that. It never leaked until after that point. They wanted to charges us around 250$ for a new oil pan, and another mechanic re-threaded the hole for 120$. They caused it. Another issue, they wanted 800$ to replace the radiator, actual cost 420$. Another issue, we told them something was wrong with the right front axle joint, they agreed, wanted to fix it. Never was an issue, 3 mechanics have all cleared it since. This is a bad business. Beware, do some homework..

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Posted by christobals on 10/09/2015 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Yarn Outlet

The selection is wonderful, the yarn is everything from fine to bulky, acrylic to mohair, the store smells like a mildew basement but I can even call that character...

But the help, has much to be desired. I've been here a few times and every time it has been rude, seemed more worried about their precious stash than running a business, and after my last experience I decided I would happily pay a little more for the same thing for a smile and a respectful employee who was willing to help me.

I picked out several skeins of alpaca yarn, went to pay and their machine was not reading my card (I had used it not 5 minutes earlier to get gas and lunch) and I suggested typing in the number. She glared at me and said no that charges me when your card comes back declined and I'm guessing it will having this many problems reading it and then I'm out 2$. She then proceeded to tell me where an ATM is and how I need to go get cash and bring it back to purchase because she doesn't have time to play games with my card. (I've had this happen twice out of the 4 times I decided to grin and bear the help. First time I obliged and went and got cash not having time to go somewhere else)

This last time I said thanks but I will take my business elsewhere or order my yarn needs off line.

Sometimes it's worth it to put your customers first knowing you will reap the rewards of a returning happy customer. Good customer service reaping positive Word of mouth is key to growing mom and pop shops these days especially when there's "mega buy it all here stores" for everything on every other corner.

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Posted by Amanda Daiss on 09/10/2015 at 8:44 AM

Re: “American Classics Marketplace

Great place to shop, unique items, good prices, nice people, vendors and customers, come back and find something different every time. Great way to spend a day, or two.

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Posted by Cindi Allen on 08/31/2015 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Pens & Needles Custom Tattoo Company - Drennan

Best of everything specially god awful tattoos. Thanks for making my once ugly tattoos beautiful.

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Posted by Flo Flournoy on 08/29/2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The Public House

The burgers are awesome. I don't know if it's the homemade buns or the grass fed beef. The ranch dressing is the best I ever had. Want a delicious burger and fries this is the stop in Colorado Springs.

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Posted by bokasmo on 08/18/2015 at 12:35 PM

Re: “KOAA-TV NBC 5

You made an announcement on your morning show at 6 this morning that there is a hotel opening up I think in Manitou Springs you said that It allows you to legally smoke pot in your room at that motel the first of its kind you announced. just to bring you up to date there is a motel called the Manitou Inn that gives you weed when you check in you get an 1 gram for staying one night you get an eighth if you stay one week they have a special room behind the motel where you can go down and smoke your weed and drink your beer and other words just a great big party kids running in and out of this weed infested place and the police know about it and do nothingInn. I realize that weed is legal but for persons over 21 children should not be allowed in the party room as they call it. just to update you on your false information.

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Posted by Melinda Peppers on 08/07/2015 at 6:16 AM

Re: “Treasure Shoppe

I haven't been there since last summer, since I've cut back on my shopping while getting rid of my excess inventory, but it's been one of my favorites stores to find unique and different things, so I hate to see bad comments about it. They sell everything from Antiques to handmade to garage sale stuff, which is why it's so fun, you never know what you'll find. The prices also range from overpriced, to great deals. I don't go downtown very often, but make a special trip now and then just for the Treasure Shoppe, and have been going off and on for years, so can't believe they've gone so far downhill in a year. If you just want antiques, stick to the actual antique stores, since just because they sell some antiques, doesn't make them an "antique" store. A lot of places are combining antiques with other things these days, which is great for people like me, and like they say, one person's trash is another person's treasure. I've always found great things there, at decent prices, since I look for items to resell myself. It's in the top of my top 10 stores to shop, so I really don't know what people are complaining about, they're obviously shopping for something specific and are looking in the wrong store. No matter, the Treasure Shoppe definitely gets a thumbs up from me.

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Posted by Cindi Allen on 07/28/2015 at 6:19 PM

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