By Stephen Hobbs, Colorado Springs Gazette
Five new businesses will open downtown this weekend filling vacant storefronts for the holiday season.
Acineau Galleries, an art gallery, at 214 N. Tejon St., Playground Kidz, a children’s fashion and toy store, at 113 E. Bijou St., Required Attire, a clothing store, at 109 E. Bijou St., Rocky Mountain SOAP Market, a cosmetics and beauty supply store, at 220 N. Tejon St., and Spinning Star Gallery, an art gallery and gift store at 130 N. Tejon St., are opening Nov. 1 as part of the Holiday Pop-up program.
The effort allows retailers to lease vacant spaces at a discounted price for two months. It is a first for downtown, and applications to take part were due by the beginning of the month.