Smiley’s downtown Colorado Springs

We love Smiley's on Tejon near Boulder St. and go there for breakfast all the time. Yea, yea, that jam has HFCS in it. They could make their own jam, I guess, but…

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Why you’re going out of business

Hint: It's not the homeless. Or parking. Or any of the other dumb things businesses like to blame. (Some downtown myths and realities) Downtown today is the USA Pro Cycling…

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Gunning for second place

It's that time of year again, where we shamelessly ask for your vote on The Independent's annual Best of Colorado Springs survey. Last year, we tied for third with then-Business…

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European Cafe, Manitou Springs

We were looking for someplace different to go for breakfast recently. Of course we love Smiley's and Maggie Mae's but just wanted a change of pace. Also, Smiley's is closed…

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