Downtown ends 2021 with record-setting business growth

37 new street-level businesses opened in 2021


Downtown Colorado Springs ended 2021 with record-setting growth of street-level businesses. A total of 37 new street-level businesses opened Downtown in 2021, including retail boutiques, restaurants, service providers and venues.

“We continue to field interest from local and regional businesses who are looking to expand or open in our growing city center,” said Katie Frank, Economic Development Manager for Downtown Partnership. “As housing opportunities expand Downtown, we anticipate continued growth for new shops, restaurants, and various services,” Frank continued. Recent growth Downtown includes businesses on both the north and south ends of the historic core, as well as to the east. The retail vacancy rate Downtown sits at 3%.

Economic growth Downtown benefits the entire community, with the one-square mile footprint providing 6 times its geographic weight in tax revenue. Announcements for 2022 include the opening of Denver-based Tattered Cover bookstore and Illegal Pete’s, and several other food and beverage businesses.

New Downtown Colorado Springs Businesses, opened in 2021

B&R Sushi 103 N. Tejon St. Food/Beverage
Bell Brothers Brewing 112 N. Tejon St. Food/Beverage
CLAY Venues 10 N. Wahsatch Ave. Service
Creations at the Edge 324 N Nevada St Retail
Cronk Art & Curiosities 76 S. Sierra Madre St. Retail
Dainty’s Kitchen 302 E. Platte Ave. Food/Beverage
The Dirty Byrd 24 E. Kiowa St. Food/Beverage
Elke Beauty 330 N. Nevada Ave. Service
Epiphany 32 S. Tejon St. (Upper Unit) Food/Beverage
Fritzy’s 103 S. Wahsatch Ave. Food/Beverage
G44 121 E. Boulder St. Retail
The Garden 401 S. Nevada Ave. Food/Beverage
Garden of the Gods Market & Café 616 S. Tejon St. Food/Beverage
Good Eye Shop 111 E Pikes Peak Retail
Hin Salon 214 N. Tejon St. Service
Homa Café + Bar 415 S. Nevada Ave. Food/Beverage
Hyatt Place 201 E. Kiowa St. Service
Inherent Clothier 123 N. Tejon St. Retail
The Ink Mason Parlor 14 E. Bijou St. Service
Kindle Photo Studio and Event Space 511 N. Tejon St. Service
Kinship Landing 415 S. Nevada Ave. Service
La Burla Bee 110 N. Nevada Ave. Venue
Mash Mechanix 429 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Food/Beverage
MODO Salon 622 S. Tejon St. Service
Mountain Standard Goods 226 N. Tejon St. Retail
Oscar’s Oyster Bar 112 N. Nevada Ave. Food/Beverage
Red Swing Brewhouse 521 S. Tejon St. Food/Beverage
Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum 19 N. Tejon St. Attraction
Salad or Bust 8 E. Bijou St. Food/Beverage
Southern Colorado Public Media Center 720 N. Tejon St. Service
Steel Pan PNP 402 S. Nevada Ave Food/Beverage
Stone Gable Realty 101 N. Tejon St. Service
The Studio 332 E. Colorado Ave. Food/Beverage
Tejon Eatery 19 N. Tejon St. Food/Beverage
The 555 (includes Munchies) 103 S. Wahsatch Ave. Food/Beverage
TILL Kitchen 616 S. Tejon St. Food/Beverage
White Pie Pizzeria 330 S. Nevada Ave. Food/Beverage