What’s Next COS: Insider News

The latest on new openings, announcements and expansions on the horizon in the Pikes Peak region.

new opening colorado springs Toastique: gourmet toast stacked with meat next to a pressed juice and toastique hat
Toastique's gourmet toast piled high with meat, micro greens, and arugula. Photo by Toastique.


11590 Ridgeline Dr.

The popular Metro DC gourmet toast and juice bar is coming to Colorado Springs. The franchise offers açai and smoothie bowls, decadent open-faced toast, pressed juices and smoothies. In addition, Toastique will offer catering services for banquets, parties, get-togethers and other events.

Expected Opening Date: 2022


La Burla Bee

110 N. Nevada Ave.

La Burla Bee, a new restaurant, bar, and performance venue will feature a full-service bar and Italian-inspired cuisine. Plus, Keeping tradition with the space’s LGBTQIA-friendly past, it will be home to nightly entertainment (except Mondays, when closed) and weekly burlesque and cabaret performances.

Expected Opening Date: Dec. 1, 2021


Bunzy’s & Booze

1919 E. Boulder St.

Down the street from the Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, restaurateurs Nicole Martinez and Debbie Downing plan to launch a new restaurant. The restaurant will offer pizza, fried appetizers and signature “Bunzy’s,” a play on the Nebraskan runzy, essentially a delicious stuffed yeast dough pocket.

Expected Opening Date: Dec. 31, 2021

Monte Cervino Urban Winery

Currently operating at Boxing Brothers Ciderhouse, Matt Bonno is in search of a brick-and-mortar location for his Monte Cervino Urban Winery concept. The new winery will have ciders on tap and a new array of wines spotlighted, as well as production of both products on-site for the visual experience. Plus, Bonno plans to offer charcuterie boards to complement the wines and guest food trucks to provide more food options.

Expected Opening Date: Mar. 2022

Tattered Cover Bookstore

112 N Tejon St.

Tattered Cover Bookstore, the largest independent bookstore in Colorado, plans to open its first Southern Colorado location in the Springs. The store will take over an 8,000-square-foot space Downtown in a preserved 1880s building on Tejon street, formerly home to Zeezo’s costume shop. Besides a vast collection of books, the store will include a café and kids zone.

Expected Opening Date: Early 2022


The Human Bean

3327 N. Academy Blvd.

You may have pulled through the Human Bean in Woodland Park. Now the drive-thru coffee franchise is bringing its espresso and coffee beverages to the Springs. The brand will open its first Colorado Springs location in the Village Seven area of Academy Boulevard before the end of the year.

Expected Opening Date: Dec. 31, 2021


Bell Brothers Brewing

114 N Tejon St. Ste 110

Bell Brothers Brewing, founded by brothers Cody and Curtis Bell, will open in Downtown Colorado Springs and serve shareable plates like charcuterie boards and crudités platters alongside exceptional craft brews. They’ll also serve wines, spirits, and ciders that will all come from local businesses. Watch for the brewery in the former Zeezo’s building.

Expected Opening Date: Nov. 15


Creekwalk Colorado Springs

Located between Downtown Colorado Springs and Fort Carson

The 50,000 square-foot Creekwalk development is an urban renewal neighborhood shopping center along Cheyenne Creek and the Ivywild neighborhood. Nature, art and urban planning elements will be showcased as integral aspects to the development’s architecture and landscape.

Watch for phase one openings in mid-October, featuring retailers such as Nekter Juice Bar, VEDA Salon & Spa, MOD Pizza, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and more. Phase two, featuring Sprouts Food Market, is scheduled to open in 2022.

Expected Opening Date: Mid-October 2021


Mici Handcrafted Italian

9275 N. Union Blvd.

From light, fresh salads and gelato to hearty, hand-rolled meatballs and pizza, the fast-casual Mici Handcrafted Italian brings its authentic Italian recipes to its second location in Colorado Springs, at Union and Powers. Like the first location at Carefree and Powers, Mici’s Briargate location will offer sit-down, takeout and catering services.

Expected Opening Date: Nov. 15, 2021



2895 New Center Point

When the popular West-coast burger joint opened its doors in Colorado Springs in late 2020, it was well-received, to say the least. Although there is no official opening date yet, construction is underway on a second In-N-Out location near Powers and Constitution.

Expected Opening Date: No official release yet


Amy’s Donuts

Northeast of Powers Blvd and N Carefree Circle

Amy’s Donuts, the family-owned business offering over 100 donut flavors and varieties like Kit Kat, almond banana caramel, glazed, and classic vanilla, will open a second location at the former Colorado Springs Guns & Ammo.

Expected opening date: Jan. 2022


Batch Slapped Brewing

5859 Palmer Park Blvd

A father and son and son-in-law team led by Brian Schute plans to open Batched Slapped Brewing in Sept. 2021. Batched Slapped Brewing offers one-of-a-kind batches of crafted beer, hard cider, cider ales and a unique atmosphere to enjoy with great company.

Expected Opening Date: Fall 2021


Sasquatch Cookies

2323 Garden of the Gods Rd

The Bigfoot-delivered, craft cookie favorite it expanding with a second location at Red Leg Brewing Company’s outdoor Garrison on the Westside. Plans call for a test kitchen where you can sample new cookie products. The shop will continue to create and sell fresh Sasquatch-sized cookies in 13 mix-and-match flavor combinations.

Expected Opening Date: March 1, 2022


Oliver’s Deli

2323 Garden of the Gods Rd

Watch for a new outpost of the longtime Rockrimmon staple coming later this year. McKenzie Oliver plans to open a second Oliver’s Deli by the end of 2021. The menu will include coffee and hot drinks, breakfast all day and a variety of lunch options. Also included are the sweet breads and muffins the company is known for.

Expected Opening Date: Dec. 31, 2021


Now Open


32 S. Tejon St.

Ephiphany is a Latin-inspired community gathering space, bringing people together over music, food, cocktails, coffee and more. The cafe/bar/restaurant/venue will take over the former Thirsty Parrot space downtown and offer guests a space to relax, converse, eat, share ideas and have a good time.

Opening Date: Nov. 13, 2021


2021 Holiday Pop-up Shops

Mountain Standard Goods

226 N. Tejon St.

Sustainably minded men’s apparel, gifts and curated vintage home goods and furniture

Maggie M. Boutique

 7 S. Tejon St.

Comfortable, stylish and functional clothing for baby and mom, home décor and accessories, bath and body products.


Good Eye Shop

111 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

Sustainably and ethically produced goods, vintage women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories


Opening Date: Nov. 1, 2021


2100 E. Platte Ave.

Mike and Aspen Nipp (former co-owners of the Burrowing Owl) and Geoff Brent (The Black Sheep) open a vintage rock and roll-inspired pub and concert venue in the former Angry Pirate Bar. The restaurant offers craft and domestic beers, cocktails, charcuterie boards, panini sandwiches, salads and some vegan options. Down the block from the Black Sheep, Vultures hosts more intimate shows.

Opening Date: October, 2021

Hyatt Place Downtown

201 E Kiowa St.

The latest in the wave of new downtown hotels is on the verge of opening. Located across from City Hall at Nevada Avenue and Kiowa Street, the 120-room hotel will include a pool, spa, fitness center, meeting spaces and a restaurant and lounge. The Hyatt Place Downtown is currently accepting reservations for Oct. 29 and beyond.

Opening Date: October, 2021


Torchy’s Tacos

1358 Interquest Pkwy

With origins in Austin, Torchy’s sets out to make taco junkies in the Springs, with a wide variety of “damn good tacos,” queso, margaritas and passion for good, responsibly sourced food. Its first local location is Interquest.

Opening Date: October 2021



6165 Barnes Rd., Suite 170

SInce 2003, Shangri-La has been serving Colorado Springs fresh Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine. The restaurant will welcome its second location in early September on Barnes Rd next to the Rocky Mountain Vibes stadium.


Fresh Twist, Roll It Up and Bōl

19 N Tejon St.

The Springs latest food hall expands in September with the opening of three new concepts, bringing fresh juices, salads, wraps and bowls to the mix downtown. Owned and developed by Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli, Tejon Eatery is home to nine restaurants and the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum.


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