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

Yesterday, 11 July 2017, KRDO TV-13 did a piece that UCCS now plans it's own baseball fields on N. Nevada, across the street from University Village shopping area. Here's a chance for the city and developers to partner with UCCS to build something together to serve all interests. Can they pull together for the greater good?

Pooling of funds between UCCS, the City, and the Developers could result in a single setting that is superior in amenities to separate small-time efforts which must compete for limited local entertainment dollars. Is there any synergy to be had in these matters. Is half a City of Champions better than none? ( I say "local" dollars since I-25 will be bottlenecked for another 10 years for 20 miles north of Baptist Rd to Castle Rock. )

http://www.krdo.com/news/colorado-springs/…

This UCCS effort is not to be confused with the "Scott Hall Field of Dreams" tentative for about 60 acres up at the old defunct "Colorado Crossing" development that has been renamed "Victory Ridge" by its new owner in Denver.
https://www.coloradosprings.gov/sites/defa…

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/12/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Terry Maketa trial begins

Terry: Orange is the new black. It'll look good on ya.

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Posted by OldCrank on 06/29/2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Springs firefighters look to petition a collective bargaining measure

People must understand that the Koch Bros are the main financiers of the GOP. Charles and David Koch have a burning hatred of all unions, especially unions of government employees. Collective bargaining of public employee unions is about the one thing they hate the most. Recall how they backed Scott Walker for Governor in WISC who later changed WISC law to end collective bargaining by WISC public employees.

It was the Kochs who financed Mayor Steve Botch who promptly paid them back by firing city auto mechanics and contracting out that work to a British firm (Serco) that employs city councilor Andy Pico.

You can bet Mayor Struthers and GOP in this town will fight to the death against collective bargaining by public employees; they have to earn their blood money from the Kochs.

When Mayor Botch did the deed on our auto mechanics I warned you that our fire and police unions would get screwed over too. Well, here it comes...

If our residents expect a safe and well functioning city then we have to pay for it, and that means slightly higher taxes and killing the deadly TABOR laws.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 06/29/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Is burlesque sex work?

Burlesque is a form of entertainment, an art from like dancing. It is not sex work. I've enjoyed the shows put on the local troupe called Peaks and Pasties with gorgeous costumes and tastefully done. Go see for yourself at this link: http://www.peaksandpasties.com

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Posted by OldCrank on 05/18/2017 at 4:31 PM

Re: “On Trumpcare, activists couldn't sway Rep. Lamborn. But what about Sen. Gardner?

I switched my party affiliation to GOP so I could vote in the only primary that matters here, and always voted for a real man and not the sniveling little coward Lamborn.

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Posted by OldCrank on 05/10/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “St. Francis Hospital assigned higher value

To build a new structure of that size would take at least $100M and we only value it at $2M for tax purposes. Just another insider deal and scam. On the other hand maybe Norwood will turn it into a homeless center, or rehab for all the addicts. Wake me up, I'm dreaming.

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Posted by OldCrank on 05/10/2017 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Get rid of the "strong mayor" scheme. If we don't get rid of the 'strong mayor' then the in-crowd only needs to buy one politician to get what they want.

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Posted by OldCrank on 05/04/2017 at 6:16 PM

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