User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

By Ed Duffy

Phil Rash, owner of the Dairy Queen on Hwy 85/87 in Fountain, reports that they'll soon be offering Orange Julius in addition to their grill and chill Dairy Queen menu. He hopes to be serving the frothy, all natural fruit drinks and premium fruit smoothies by the 1st of August.

Dairy Queen actually purchased Orange Julius more than 20 years ago, but only recently began a big push to combine the line with Dairy Queen franchise store.

"They made it easy." says Rash, "All we had to pay for was the equipment, and they got that configured to where it only takes up about 4 extra feet of counter space."

Rash says he may hire 1-2 new employees per shift, depending on demand, to handle the station. He has other improvements and even expansion planned for the current location, perhaps later this year.

Dairy Queen, Fountain is located at 7010 S. Hwy 85/87 in Fountain just south of Fontaine Blvd at the intersection of Carson Blvd and Hwy 85/87.

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Update: Culvers in Fountain Opened 11/7/2012

By Ed Duffy, Photos by Chris Walker

Culver’s restaurant, famous for their Butterburgers and frozen custard, has officially broken ground on their future location in Fountain, Colorado. The ceremony was held this week, across from the Walgreens on Fountain Mesa Road.

Construction is being done by Westec Construction Management of Longmont, CO. Culver’s Franchise owner, Mark Grant hopes to be open in Fountain around the end of October. Mark Grant Jr. is the franchise’s operating manager and lives in Fountain. The Grants have been working with the City of Fountain’s Economic Development department to secure the SBA financing needed to get the project underway.

The new restaurant will employ between 45 and 50 people, some of whom attended the ground breaking ceremony this week. Construction activity on the Mesa should be picking up in coming months. The Pacific Dental building is almost completed and several other national chains are in various stages of deal making, planning and approval. We’ll let you know when they actually turn some dirt.

In the meantime, if you just can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about, you can try a Culvers Butterburger at their other south side location; 1140 Lake Plaza Drive, Colorado Springs.

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

A free concert to raise funds for Waldo Canyon fire victims, featuring Peter Karp and Sue Foley band, with opening act, Adam and Stillwagen, was held July 15th on Gold Hill Mesa.

About 400 people attended the event and helped raise $4,000 in cash as well as 694 pounds of donated food for Care and Share. The cash funds will bo to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation's Waldo Canyon Fire Fighter's Fund and to the local Red Cross.

All of the material, advertising, equipment and other necessities for producing the event were donated by local businesses.

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Press Release (Merit Media Relations)

Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI), the specialized inks company whose innovative offerings are seen on consumer products around the world,  has joined a prestigious group of companies recognized as one of Colorado Companies to Watch.

The selection acknowledges the hard work, dedication and contribution of CTI as a growing company in the state.  Colorado Companies to Watch honors 50 such companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities and create new industries throughout Colorado.

 “It is indeed a privilege to be selected for this honor,” explained Lyle Small, founder of CTI.  “In our nearly 20 years of existence, we’ve always strived for growth not only in our capabilities, but also to be a vital factor in the economic well-being of our employees and suppliers as well as our customers.”

Added Sam Bailey, Colorado Companies to Watch program director, “We are pleased to recognize CTI for their outstanding contribution to fueling the economic engine of our wonderful state.  Our thanks go out to Chromatic Technologies Inc.!”

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Gloni Italian Street Food recently opened at 1817 S. Nevada Avenue at the Southern Cross Shopping Center, next to Vitamin Cottage. They feature piada's (like an Italian burrito), pasta bowls and salads. They also have a kids menu and a variety of side items, including of course, Italian soda.

They're open seven days a week, from 11am to 8pm. 

You can reach them at 719-328-1000.


Is there a new business in your Colorado Springs or Fountain area neighborhood? Let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..