Read the latest newsletter from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rocky Mountain Realtors in Colorado Springs. BHHSRMR keeps you updated on market stats, Downtown news and events, plus helpful homebuyer and home seller tips. In this edition, you’ll find an invite to our Downtown Holiday Party, plus understanding your home warranty.
Downtown Colorado Springs
With more services and housing options downtown, you’re more and more likely to find exactly what you need within blocks of your home, business, or during your leisure time in the downtown Colorado Springs area. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to find things – we promise, they’re right around the corner! Here’s where you can find some of the most common supplies, services, and everyday items in within walking distance of downtown.
A Bottle of Wine for a Party, Dinner, or as a Gift
Flowers to Celebrate a Special Occasion or Just To Say I Love You
A Card for Any Occasion
A Book To Read
Last Minute Gifts
What Else Do You Need?
You’re bound to find whatever you need in Downtown Colorado Springs! See this interactive map to find exactly what you’re looking for in Downtown COS.
Gail Kohlmeister, Broker Associate
We are so excited to welcome the newest agent to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rocky Mountain REALTORS® franchise, Gail Kohlmeister.
Gail comes to us from another real estate company in town and feels like she’s finally “found her home” in regards to the brokerage she is working as a Broker Associate. As a Broker Associate, she is able to help home buyers and home sellers with any type of real estate transaction, including single family homes, condos and townhomes, raw land, new construction, and more.
Gail has lived in Colorado since 2007, and is very familiar with the Denver / Boulder area as well as being able to help clients in the greater Colorado Springs area.
She’s an energetic and determined individual and we are grateful she chose to be part of our organization to further her real estate career. You’ll certainly have the chance to meet her at one of our client appreciation parties or open house events. But feel free to reach out to her before then! You can find her on our website under Our Agents tab, or click https://www.peakdream.com/agent-detail/Gail-Kohlmeister/180953/
Downtown Colorado Springs has various living options, and depending on your needs and interests there is something for everyone. Lofts located in the heart of downtown will provide the urban city living enjoyed by some, and single family homes can also be a good option just outside of the core of downtown but still with easy access to amenities and entertainment. However, more and more people are wanting the city life and Colorado Springs has apartments for rent in the heart of downtown that provide walkability to experience the great art, award-winning food and variety of entertainment.
The Mae on Cascade 609 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Pictured above, these are luxurious and contemporary apartments with lots of amenities, located in the trending Trolley District of South Tejon Street. Lots of options and variety with 43 unique floor plans. https://maeoncascade.com/
Blue Dot Place Apartments 412 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Simple apartment living in the heart of downtown activities and surrounded by favorites like Loyal Coffee, The Garden and White Pie Pizza. Located on Nevada, just 1 block from the main entertainment strip on Tejon St. https://www.bluedotplace.com/
Casa Mundi 418 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
One of the newest complexes in Downtown Colorado Springs, Casa Mundi apartments bring unique character to the interior design as well as thoughtful amenities like electric car charging. The goal is to connect people and you’ll enjoy your new friends with the great proximity to all that’s happening on Tejon St. https://www.casamundiliving.com/
Casa Mundi Apartments
ECO 333 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Lots of great amenities including a 2nd floor pool and street level parking garage. Plus, westside apartments have incredible mountain views and all residents enjoy community favorites like Dutch Brothers Coffee, El Taco Rey, and Brass Brewing just steps away. https://www.333eco.com/
210 Pueblo 210 Pueblo Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
One of the smallest apartment buildings downtown with only 5 units, but it doesn’t lack character despite its size. Unique units and high-end upgrades and finishes inside. Plus, some of the best mountain views. An urban oasis just on the edge of Downtown. https://210pueblo.com/
22 Spruce Apartments, 22 Spruce Street, Colorado Springs CO 80905
Basic options and limited amenities, but dog friendly and some of the least expensive. Studio apartments start at 477 square feet. Located just across Interstate 25 from Downtown Colorado Springs. https://www.gb22spruce.com/
Your next adventure could be easier than you think! We are excited to welcome our new neighbors just a few doors up from our office. RockE Mountain Bike just opened in the former Mt Chalet space at 226 North Tejon Street in Downtown Colorado Springs. The provide electric bike rentals, sales and service.
Electric bikes provide more assistance so you can ride longer and easier, especially giving you a break on those steep hills!
Even if you are staying at a hotel, VRBO, or visiting relatives in the Colorado Springs area, Rocke Mountain Bike will deliver bikes to your location! You can take your adventure anywhere, like one of our famous open space areas throughout the city like Garden of the Gods or Palmer Park Open Space. Starting May 31st, e-bikes will be allowed on trails managed by Colorado Springs as part of a year-long pilot program.
We encourage you to enjoy a urban ride in downtown Colorado Springs and help support small businesses! Check out the unique coffee shops, art on the streets, independent stores, and amazing restaurants and bars.
Reservations can be made online at https://www.rockemountainbike.com/
Love your best life! Shop, Dine, Play, with Art, Fitness, Music, and Fun in Downtown Colorado Springs.
Build your summer bucket list with some of the best entertainment in the state, right here in Downtown Colorado Springs.
Live Music in Colorado Springs
JULY 6-7: Kick summer of with the Colorado Springs Art and Music Festival, July 6th and 7th at American The Beautiful Park. This family-friendly event runs 10am – 4pm both days. Tickets and more info
JULY 8: Musical Monday’s bring concerts to Monument Valley Park each week, and July 8th you’ll be treated with the Tribe Band concert starting at 7pm on the west lawn of the Fine Arts Center.
JULY 12: Relax in the gardens of Grace and St Stephen’s Episcopal Church with Jazz in the Garden, starting at 7pm
JULY 13: Enjoy art galleries and music in a trendy scene, beneath the Colorado Ave bridge. Blues Under The Bridge is a local favorite, from 1pm-10pm.
JULY 15: Musical Monday brings the engaging tunes of One More Shot starting at 7pm on the west lawn of the Fine Arts Center.
JULY 22: A local favorite, often seen at Motif Jazz Cafe, Musical Monday welcomes Wayne Wilkinson Trio starting at 7pm on the west lawn of the Fine Arts Center.
JULY 26: Relax in the gardens of Grace and St Stephen’s Episcopal Church with Jazz in the Garden, starting at 7pm
JULY 29: For this Musical Monday event, enjoy the beautiful Colorado evening with Easy Morning Rebel starting at 7pm on the west lawn of the Fine Arts Center.
There’s plenty more music events to choose from at https://www.peakradar.com/categories/music-dance/
Other Downtown Activities
If live music and concerts aren’t your thing, there are still plenty of other options.
Take a stroll through one of the farmer’s markets, like the Summer Vegan Market on July 7th at the Fine Arts Center from 11am-3pm. Also, don’t miss the weekly Colorado Farm and Art Market at Pioneer’s Museum from 3pm-7pm every Wednesday. Or wait until the end of the month to check out the Colorado Grown Family Day at Pioneer’s Museum from 10am-2pm on July 27th.
July is also full of annual events, such as PrideFest in American the Beautiful Park on July 13 & 14, the Downtown Summer Sidewalk Sale on July 26-28, and the Rodeo Parade on Tejon St from 6:30pm-7:30pm on July 9th.
Full Event Listing and Downtown Information
You can always get more information and see downtown event details at https://downtowncs.com/ Transportation is easy, with services like Lyft, Uber, and PikeRide and Downtown Colorado Springs is very walkable as you’re exploring different events. As always, we’re happy to have you contact us directly if you have questions or would like recommendations.
The term speakeasy was originally coined back in the 1920’s during the prohibition era. Because alcohol was illegal, patrons had to “speak easy” or quietly while drinking at these mostly unknown and illegal establishments. Other unspoken rules and tradition often included exiting through a different door than you entered and perhaps even having a code word when arriving at the discreet entrance.
Today, some bar owners have kept the theme running, with hard-to-find bars tucked in alleys, behind a closed door of a shop, or underground with limited signage. Colorado Springs will surprise you with these local cocktail bars, and you’ll be sure to impress out-of-town guests by visiting one of the downtown speakeasies.
Brooklyn’s on Boulder,
110 E Boulder St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
As the longest running and most established downtown speakeasy, Brookly’s is a local favorite. Perhaps because it’s one of the hardest to find because unless you know what you’re looking for, you could walk right by it over and over again.
Pulling back another term from the past, they’ve set up as a fake haberdashery (men’s clothing) store front on Boulder Street between Tejon and Nevada. The small display-window vestibule is the entrance that only about 5 people can cram into at a time. Ringing the small white doorbell will soon beckon an employee to slide open the small slot in the black door and ask how many in your party (don’t worry, there’s no need for a code word). It’s a popular attraction and limited room, so you’ll probably end up waiting on weekends.
But perhaps what makes Brooklyn’s even more unique is that it’s actually the tasting room for a small local distillery called Lee Spirits (small in distilling square footage, but growing quickly throughout the state and nation). Lee Spirits makes gin and whiskey (a recent addition), so Brooklyn’s primarily has creative gin concoctions that will make you question if you’re actually drinking gin. However, that’s all they serve. No beer, wine, or anything else – just craft cocktail drinks. But don’t bust it until you’ve tried it. Their staff is amazing at helping you find a gin drink you’ll love based on what type of spirits and cocktails you typically enjoy. And don’t forget to go out the back entrance to the alley so no one knows you were there!
The Archives, 15 S Tejon St Colorado Springs, CO 80903
After decades of being open, the popular Ritz Grill finally closed and gave locals two new options within the space on Tejon St. Upstairs is now Colorado Craft Social, a unique Colorado fare restaurant and bar. Downstairs became a trendy speakeasy called The Archives, “serving craft libations and late night food” according to their website. Their drinks tend to have roots in classic cocktails, but a talented mixologist twist make these libations modern day favorites. It’s the largest of the speakeasies in Colorado Springs, and probably the best place for food as most others serve light snacks, cheese boards, etc.
Although you can enter through Colorado Craft upstairs while it’s open, during the late night you’ll have to use the alley entrance just around the corner off Tejon Street from Colorado Craft Social.https://www.thearchivescos.com/
Allusion Speakeasy, 323 N Tejon St Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Tucked in the back of Rooster’s House of Ramen Restaurant, you’ll (hopefully) find a discreet door along the back wall. Formerly the location of Sakura, a Japanese themed cocktail bar, Allusion is the smallest of all the speakeasies in Colorado Springs both in staff and square footage. Because of this same reason, Sakura abruptly closed when the head bartender left to work at The Archives and even took some staff along with him. Now, Allusion has twisted the same small space into a totally new concept. In fact, Allusion has one of the best concepts for keeping customer coming back. The theme and concept change every quarter including new cocktails and even decor. Whether you like fantasy, fiction, folklore or much more, you’ll find a theme you like at Allusion. If not, check back in 3 months! https://www.allusionbar.com/
Shame and Regret, 15 East Bijou Street, Suite C, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
This alley-only access cocktail bar was formerly the 15C Cigar and Martini Bar, which was only recognized by a small blue light over the door. Now, additional windows and signage have been added, but it still only accessible from the alley on Bijou Street, between Cascade Ave and Tejon St.
The low-lit bar (now smoke-free) includes red upholstered booths, which brighten up the mostly black-wall space. Local art decorates the walls (much of it from the Modbo Art Gallery located directly across the alley). Think trendy and classy, but also secretive and intimate like a place you might feel shame and regret later that night based on how many cocktails you indulge in. https://www.facebook.com/shameandregret/
No matter which Colorado Springs speakeasy you choose, reservations are highly recommended, or at least be sure to check their hours. Some speakeasies are only open on certain days as well. As with any craft cocktail bar, take time to enjoy the quality and the art of creating custom cocktails. Most of all, discover something new and bring your friends to one of these hidden gems.
Downtown Colorado Springs is blooming with Spring events for April 2019! There are always things to do in Downtown, from art and museums to food and networking events. Here are some highlights, as well as the full pocket guide event schedule available for download.
First Friday Downtown Art Walk: 5:00-8:00pm Friday, April 5th 2019
The First Friday Event is always a favorite, complete with art gallery openings and exhibits, plus shuttle buses to help you jump to all the First Friday events around town including Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs.
If you can’t make the First Friday Art Walk event, consider the Downtown Walking Tour: Art on The Streets event the next day, April 6th, at 10:00am which will be the final tour of the current downtown art sculptures before they’re changed out for new art displays.
Be sure to hang around that same night for the Silent Disco Laser Light Show at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, starting at 7:00pm.
April 13th, 2019
3rd Annual Downtown Urban Living Tour (ULT): Saturday, April 13th, 2019 10am-4pm
Come see some of the best living and social options that downtowners enjoy everyday. From homes, to downtown lofts, to mixed-use buildings with residential and commercial elements, you’ll get a first hand look at the culture and hear the stories of these properties. Get your tickets now before prices increase on April 12th.
Fitness and Outdoor Events
Check out the end of the month for fitness and outdoor events downtown. On April 27th, you’ll find multiple events happening. First, the Great American Cleanup With PikeRide in Middle Shooks Run Park is sponsored by our local bike share program, Pike Ride. They do monthly park and trail clean ups around the city. Second, if you’re looking for a bit more personal fitness and challenge, join the 12th Annual Run for the One Autism Awareness 5K in American the Beautiful Park. Register here for the 5K.
Additional Events and Experiences Every Month
We can’t capture everything here, so feel free to contact us directly with questions or additional details. Also, swing by our office anytime at 216 N Tejon Street (across from Acacia Park in Downtown Colorado Springs) and pick up a printed event schedule, downtown map, and a recommendation for our favorite restaurants! Downloadable schedule also available below.
Downtown Colorado Springs provides plenty of opportunities to shop, dine, and play! The Downtown Partnership and other organizations are constantly dedicating resources and staff to help plan family-friendly events and provide entertainment for locals and tourist alike. Take a look at some of the top attractions in downtown Colorado Springs during the month of March 2019.
Spring Favorites Return to Downtown Colorado Springs
With the weather getting nicer and the Spring Forward time change just around the corner, Downtown Colorado Springs is again offering warm-weather events for the month of March.
The first of the month includes a Downtown Walking Tour on Saturday, March 2nd called “DOWNTOWN THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S LENS” which will allow any skill level of photographer to enjoy photographing the iconic and historic landmarks of downtown Colorado Springs.
On March 10, the same day as Daylight Savings Time, downtown will kick off the longer days with the Colorado Farm & Art Market at Cottonwood Center for the Arts from 11:00am – 2:00pm. The event launches the summer series of art and farmers markets in the downtown area.
Staying Fit and Having Fun Downtown
No matter what type of fitness you prefer, there will be plenty of options to stay fit and have fun downtown this Spring. Brewhouse Yoga at Brass Brewing on March 2nd will make you work for your beer, or the free PikeRide Bike Share lunch ride on March 14th will mix up your normal lunchtime routine. Plus, kick off Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day festivities with the St. Patty’s Sports Expo at the Mining Exchange Hotel on March 15th.
St. Patrick’s Day Events Downtown – March 16 2019
You can spend the entire day attending and participating in St. Patty’s Day events in Downtown Colorado Springs. For the early birds, sign up for the St. Pat’s Bike Race and fun runs starting at 8:30am. You’ll be set and ready for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which begins at noon on Tejon Street. Kids will love the KidsZone at the Money Museum, with free events throughout the day for different ages. Then, try a new restaurant for dinner and stick around for the World Dance Festival at the Lon Chaney Theater at 7pm.
Downtown Events You Can Count On
There are plenty of recurring events to keep you busy in March, plus other months of the year! Make a note of First Friday Downtown ArtWalk on your calendar, a chance to interact and experience various forms or art downtown (monthly 5pm-7pm on the first friday of the month). Keep an eye out for free museum day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Jack Quinn’s weekly running club on Tuesdays, and more opportunities to learn and enjoy downtown Colorado Springs.
This 1953 built rancher house has a lot going for it! It’s a brand new listing in Central Colorado Springs and checks many of the boxes for a buyer looking for a new home, but the outdoor spaces, interior upgrades and proximity to amenities set this home apart.
Outdoor Spaces Create Peaceful and Relaxing Moments
Sometimes the outdoor space in a home can be overlooked, but when considering a home these thoughtful environments can add value and livable space. Especially when you consider the moderate climate of Colorado Springs, with bragging rights of over 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. Even the winter months in this semi-arid climate, homeowners can enjoy comfortable evenings on the patio, outdoor grilling and al fresco dining.
This home at 1115 Foote Ave captures all the senses, with lush flower gardens lining the yard and a custom stamped concrete patio directly off the back sliding door. Enjoy your favorite streaming music service while you relax, thanks to the included speaker system both inside and outside the home. The large cement patio is versatile, with covered and uncovered portions. Just beyond the patio, the fully landscaped flat yard is very useable and a perfect location for barbecues with friends and family, or a quite afternoon in the sunshine with your favorite book.
Interior Upgrades Provide Peace of Mind and More Money
Besides the large backyard which adds extra living areas to the home, the interior of the house includes 2,468 square feet of interior living space, plus a 1 car garage not included in those figures. Thankfully, this home has been thoughtfully updated and remodeled and leaves a new buyer with few honey-do projects. From granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, to practical and luxurious bathroom updates, the inside of this brick home is nearly move-in ready. You’ll feel some of the upgrades as well, like the air conditioning and 2 cozy fireplaces.
There are upgrades around every corner, which leaves you one less thing to worry about. Instead, it leaves more money for customizing the home decor with new furniture, window coverings, and a few pieces of art from your local galleries.
Proximity To Amenities Make This Location Superb
Whether you are working, playing, relaxing or having a night out on the town, the location of 1115 N Foote Ave puts you in the right middle of the action. Amenities within a mile include UC Health Memorial Hospital Central, Patty Jewett Municipal Golf Course, U.S Olympic Training Center and Downtown Colorado Springs. Enjoying some of the excellent locally owned restaurants and great events and entertainment in Colorado Springs are just a short Lyft of Uber ride away. You’ll also enjoy parks and trails within walking distance of your new home, ready for your mountain bike, running shoes, or dog walks. Whether you choose to live in the home, or use it as a income-producing VRBO you’ll find the location meets many needs and provides plenty of convenience with its central location in the Top O The Town neighborhood.
So start the process today of placing yourself where you need to be! Request a showing of this beautifully renovated home and see if it’s right for you. If not, we have plenty more options to show you.
This home is listed by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rocky Mountain Realtors Agent Gary Peacock. For more information and additional photos, see 1115 N Foote Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 MLS#7099365