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Re: “Old School Tavern

I used to LOVE hanging our here. But recently, the music is HORRIBLE and the crowd is not 30 and over anymore. When you get there early, they play old school, but they play the same 20 or so songs every weekend. Then around 11:30 or midnight, the old school music goes away and the younger crowd starts to come in. WTH? Change your name if you are not going to really play old school music. I can take a flash drive out my car and plug it in to your system and speakers and have that place bumping. There are thousands of old school songs you can choose from to play. Choose more then just 20. Really, we need the old school music back and the 30 and over crowd. And P.S. Your bartender, Karen, is the bomb! :-)

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by CLD on 05/16/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Christal's - Austin Bluffs

I get you have to be 18 to see this stuff but i feel you should only ID if you appear under a certain age. Like 18 or 25.... i am 26 and my bf is 27 had to leave because he forgot his ID. The worker did not have to be rude . I get you are trying make sure underage does not see or enter but you do realize your huge windows displaying shit right.

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Posted by sweetness201727 on 02/15/2017 at 2:25 AM

Re: “Extreme Bargains

Extreme Bargains is closed. Cheapies is the new discount store in Colorado Springs and it's much better.

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Posted by AmandaFinch on 10/12/2016 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Benny's Restaurant & Lounge

A little over a month ago, one of the bartenders named Chris Anerdon assaulted me and attempted to kill me.
He fled the scene of the crime before the police arrived.
I have filed charges with the city, and am in the process of getting a restraining order against him, and several other employees of Bennys who participated in the assault.
Please, especially women, do not go to Bennys. More than one female friend has been Assaulted in the parking lot and the owner Dana, and the incompetent bouncer named Mike have turned a blind eye to drug dealing, violent assaults, sexual crimes, and homelessness on the property.
I have also attempted to reasonably make contact with the owner to discuss the fact that he is essentially endorsing his employees attempted murder of me(worth no provocation).
I am also in the process of going over the incompetent police office Adam Loughtons head and getting a supervisor to expand the list of charges that are to eventually be served to Chris Anderson and several other employees at this criminal blight on our community.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Simon Gefante on 09/15/2016 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Benny's Restaurant & Lounge

Tony...FIRE JAIME. I know 11 people..plus myself..that no longer come there because of her. She seens to hate her job and ishateful person. Maybe shes going through some stuff. Dunno, but her combination of ignoring customers and viscious UNFOUNDED verbal abuse is running businedd away. The word from people that temain is " yeah, shes like that". My question is..why is that ok?

I would say to anyone readinh this...stay away. SO many other placed...Thunder and Buttons is one and the barstaff thete will joke around AND take your order..make good drinks and are tge epitomy of great servicr. Probably why I tip Lindsey so well...HAPPILY spending $55 last Wednesday and want to go back. Go there or ANYWHERE else besides B's with'the "B"!

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Tru on 08/13/2016 at 2:23 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.

0 likes, 1 dislike
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.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Robert Wyman on 01/02/2016 at 6:53 PM

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!!!!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rachel Flood on 10/16/2015 at 4:03 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.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Amanda Daiss on 09/10/2015 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Benny's Restaurant & Lounge

This was The WORST experience i have ever witnessed in a biker bar ! I saw a bouncer wearing a Kilt Pick up a 5ft tall woman and carry her and drop her for NO reason I was watching the whole thing ! I own 2 such bars in Texas and I have seen & delt with alot of lawsuits ! This one is a huge liability & i hope the woman goes to authorities & a Attorney ! She should also fear for her safety ! I was a witness to it and called the police to let them know i was a witness and live out of state but will come back if needed to STOP this man !

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Barownertravel on 07/13/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Treasure Shoppe

If there was a way to leave a zero star rating I would. They are extremely over priced, I have seen items in the store in horrible condition and not even cleaned being priced for what you can find it brand new at a store. They always switch locations and change the business name as soon as enough people realize they are being ripped off, the store has been the bargain bin and willies treasures previously. They dont offer refunds or anything but yet they dont check whether their items even work or not and quite frequently they dont work and you are stuck with what you bought not working. If you are considering being a vendor and selling things through their store I encourage you to reconsider. The owners wilma and sandra lynch feel that because they own the building they are entitled to take what they want from you. If you do become a vendor at this location I suggest keeping a constant inventory of your things to make sure everything that should be there is still there.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Chelsey Sargent on 07/03/2015 at 12:28 PM

Re: “KVOR 740

I listened to him for awhile, but got sick of his incredibly whiny voice. Worse than that is his self-righteous demeanor. Yes, ala Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh. If that's who you like to listen to, he's your man. And for some reason, he feels the need to remind listeners of his past achievements and credentials.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by CC on 12/10/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Heuberger Motors

Something very unexplainable is going on with this Company. First, we were able to select a vehicle we desire pretty quickly from the website. The website appears to be a generally developed site by Subaru to all of its deals.

At first, when we called the Sales Reps, well you know, they were Sales Reps. A price was tentatively agreed upon. However, once they realized it was going to be a cash deal, the company became very toned and hostile, and created some of the most unusual excuses NOT to sell a car. Yes, cash in hand, and they would not sell a vehicle for the following reasons:

1. It wanted an additional $1000.00, in advance of the full cost of the vehicle, which they, 'might' return. The company refused to describe what the terms of the $1000.00 was for.

2. It wanted me to fill-out a credit application for its own use.

3. It wanted us to go through a credit background check.

What the $(%*. So, I properly and timely escalated, what I thought was a misunderstanding: A car company did not want to sell a vehicle to a fully-paid out the door vehicle to a customer. I called Subaru of North America, and they basically told me, they did not care what happened to the vehicle once they handed it over to the various sales store. Wow ! ! !

I received a confirmed email and text from both internet sales director and car sales director, that their policy of discriminately asking for money and full credit checks, and background checks was the way they do business and if I do not like it, the deal was canceled. I countered and offered them to go through a credit check of mine, a security check and make a deposit to me, to secure until delivery of the vehicle. They declined, and said no more business.

I do not care what kind of business they have sold to other people on what or who they are. I have never ever heard of a car company turning down a cash deal, until this one. There is only one reason I can foresee why they did it. They do not make enough money on a cash deal and would rather use those vehicles and practices to leverage many more unwitting people. Buyer be ware. Nonetheless, this terrible decision and experience by both Subaru (which I really respected) and its sales businesses has all but ensured I will not ever consider Subaru again.

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Brent Miller on 10/16/2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Center for Aikido and Tang Soo Do Studies

What a crappy, power hungry school! The instructor prefers that his students bow down and worship him. No respect to the students. If you prefer visits to the E.R because the instructor doesn't understand the limitations of his students than by all means go ahead and train with them. What a joke of a school!

9 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by martialartschic on 04/30/2014 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing

snooty pricks, overpriced beer, lame ass way overpriced food, and did I mention snooty pricks? will never go back

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Baron Vondooshnozzle on 08/25/2013 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Townhouse Sports Grill

Great bands/music but the bartenders and most of the waitresses have a bad attitude and service is very slow. Especially on Thursday, Eric the Thursday night bartender sucks in so many ways, he's slow (I'm tired from my full time job he complains!), and Eric is a total pig towards women. Bartender Shea on Tuesdays and Waitress Jennifer could use an attitude tune up too. Chad, who claims to be the owner seems disconnected from what's going on.

Wonderful staff members include waitresses Annie & Mary, both JJ's and Zack from the kitchen.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by 4manitou on 08/18/2013 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Rocks Sports Bar & Grill

Went there with friends in July (2013) and ordered call liquor. What we got was definitely not the liquor we ordered and we're all well enough acquainted with that particular brand to know exactly what it isn't. Double-checked our bill and we still got charged for call so the bartender heard us correctly. One of us was watching the pour and the right bottle was used so they must be refilling call liquor bottles with cheap liquor. We just paid and left. No sense on coming back to a place that cheats us. I wonder if the law knows about this illegal practice?

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by KP Reynolds on 08/01/2013 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Matéos Salon and Day Spa

Awful
Very rude and unpleasant front desk
Always confirm a different appt date and time.
Frustrated

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by mateos on 07/18/2013 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Carey-On Saloon

Slow service. Unfriendly.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by mw1200 on 07/14/2013 at 12:10 PM

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