From basic goods to retail therapy, here are the major hubs for dining, entertainment and shopping in Colorado Springs.
Downtown is the heart of the city, and the epicenter of its booming local dining scene. Tejon Street is the main artery for shopping, dining and nightlife, but the scene spreads in every direction. You’ll also find favorite boutiques, specialty shops, galleries and more. There’s always something going on downtown.
Old Colorado City
The original capital of the Colorado Territory is now a local biz hub that thrives on an eclectic mix of Wild West ethos, stylish boutiques, fine to funky galleries, souvenir kitsch and chef-driven dining hot spots. Events like Art Walk, Boutique Week and the Christmas Stroll keep things festive.
Ivywild School is the heartbeat of this ‘hood with Bristol Brewing Company anchoring community events and gatherings. Development in Creekwalk along Cheyenne Creek and South Neevada Avenue is transforming the area with fast-casual dining and retail chains.
Near the fast-growing University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), University Village Colorado is a retail hub. The mix includes Costco and Lowe’s plus specialty shops and a collection of local and chain restaurants.
Historic, quirky, funky, weird—the loveable little enclave at the base of Pikes Peak offers a unique collection of small businesses, restaurants and galleries, including the region’s only recreational marijuana dispensaries.
The northeastern ‘burbs are filled with retail services, especially Chapel Hills Mall and surrounding N. Academy Boulevard. Promenade Shops at Briargate is the hub of upscale chains. And many new restaurants, small business retailers and big-box anchors fill surrounding shopping complexes.
You’ll find big-name home-improvement warehouses and groceries, but there’s a dining and entertainment boom happening here as well that includes sports venues like TopGolf and Overdrive Raceway, plus concerts and line dancing at Bott Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers.
Looking for a big box retailer on the east side? You’re sure to find it along Powers at shopping centers like First and Main Town Center. With residential neighborhoods booming to the east, the centers of goods and services have kept pace. Local restaurants and microbreweries have been on the uptick too among the national chains.
Interquest is scorching hot with more than $1 billion of private investment funding fueling a north-side commercial boom around Interquest and Voyager parkways. You can find movie multiplexes, massive Scheels sporting goods and an ever-growing collection of restaurants, both chain and local.
Tri-Lakes: Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor
Among the northernmost bedroom communities, Monument and Palmer Lake boast quaint historic downtowns filled with noteworthy eateries, breweries, distilleries, boutiques and specialty shops.