Kum & Go wants in the west side




A press release from the Old Colorado City Associates brings word that the serial expansionists at the convenience-store chain Kum & Go are eyeballing a two-acre lot on West Colorado Avenue, and eyeballing it hard.

"The City of Colorado Springs, Land Use Review Division has been asked to initiate public discussion," reads the release, "of the proposal to redevelop the Goodwill properties south of Colorado and north of Cucharras between 23rd and 24th Streets for a Kum & Go convenience food and fuel use."

And this is far from the company's first go-round: Despite a name reminiscent of an act you might accomplish in your car, Kum & Go four days ago celebrated the opening of its 50th Colorado store, at 6735 N. Carefree Circle.

"While customers save money as they fuel up, Kum & Go stores are also saving energy and water through their strong dedication to sustainable practices," reads the notification for that event. "Kum & Go designs and constructs the stores in accordance with rigorous LEED certification guidelines in mind. Sustainable features of this new Kum & Go store include Solatube skylights, LED lighting (both inside and outside the store), low-flow water efficient fixtures and high energy-efficiency equipment. Each store is built using recyclable materials and locally sourced materials.'

The company also just donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help with the fact that Colorado seems hellbent on burning itself down.

Anyway, the pre-application public meeting is at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 27, in the administration room of the Goodwill at 2320 W. Colorado Ave. "Please attend this meeting if you can!" says the OCCA. "This will affect our neighborhood!"

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