Two Oregon-based coffee chains are brewing up more Pikes Peak region locations as they vie for espresso, cappuccino and latte lovers in the highly competitive Colorado Springs-area market.
Dutch Bros, whose first drive-thrus opened in Colorado Springs in 2008 and now has 11 area outlets, plans three more locations over the next year.
One will be part of the King Soopers-anchored Falcon Marketplace shopping center, which is planned northwest of Woodmen and Meridian roads in unincorporated Falcon outside of the Springs.
Construction has begun on that location and Dutch Bros has targeted an opening by year’s end, a spokeswoman for the chain’s corporate office in Grants Pass, Ore., said via email.
Two more locations will go up in the Springs: southeast of Woodmen and Marksheffel roads on the northeast side and northwest of Academy Boulevard and Chelton Road on Colorado Springs’ south side. Those locations are in various stages of planning, and Dutch Bros…