South College Avenue makeover plans boosted by $200,000 commitment from Midtown BID

Efforts that will eventually lead to a makeover of Fort Collins’ South College Avenue took a major step forward this week with a $200,000 commitment from the Midtown Business Improvement District.  The 4-year-old district, which receives a portion of property taxes from business owners within the district, will use the funds to begin drawing up construction […]

Midtown Business District Launches Initiatives to Support Local Businesses

The Midtown Business Improvement District (BID) is launching a number of new initiatives this summer, targeted towards supporting local businesses and welcoming visitors and consumers back to the retail corridor following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Midtown BID was established in 2017 to support Midtown commercial property owners and businesses in collectively planning, funding, and implementing […]

King Soopers’ flagship Midtown store could be open in summer ’22

Pat Ferrier Fort Collins ColoradoanPublished: 10:30 a.m. MT Jan. 22, 2021 Updated: 1:14 p.m. MT Jan. 22, 2021 Construction could start on a new mega King Soopers in Midtown Fort Collins this summer after the city’s planning and zoning board unanimously approved the grocer’s plans late Thursday night.  If everything goes as planned, the grocer’s “flagship” […]

Fort Collins’ Mason Place provides a roof for 60 previously homeless residents

Pat Ferrier Fort Collins ColoradoanPublished 6:00 a.m. MT Feb. 5, 2021 Walter Roberts hasn’t had a place to call his own in quite some time. He can’t really remember how long it’s been except that it “was a long time ago.”  Roberts, 65, moved into Mason Place a couple of weeks ago. Here in the heart […]

School of Rock offers chance to ‘rock out’ in midtown Fort Collins

Pat Ferrier Fort Collins ColoradoanPublished 3:33 p.m. MT Oct. 1, 2020 School of Rock, a music school franchise made famous by the 2003 Jack Black movie of the same name, is hosting its grand opening Oct. 10 at Foothills shopping center in midtown Fort Collins.  The open house, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature tours […]

Meeting The Covid-19 Challenge

An Interview With Chris Gallegos – Communications Mgr., Gilded Goat Brewing Co. How have you been able to pivot/adapt your business model? When the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to our peaceful town in early March, we had to quickly transition our business model from a community gathering place to a beer-to-go model. This transition […]