Victory Ridge, In-N-Out Burger initiatives in Colorado Springs stay on schedule

Many people have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the popular California burger chain In-N-Out since it was announced in 2017 as part of the Victory Ridge development in northeast Colorado Springs.

On Tuesday, a city official confirmed that the portion of the project that includes In-N-Out is expected to open in late 2021 or early 2022.

Bop Cope, the city’s director of economic development, said construction of a distribution center for In-N-Out has begun and the chain’s first Colorado store will be behind a new Victory Ridge sign at the intersection of Interquest and Voyager -Parkways built.

“It’s part of the growing Interquest corridor that is attracting a lot of retail businesses,” he said. “It is one of the first mixed-use developments in the city. It brings together stores, shops, offices, the existing cinema, residential units and even a youth sports complex.”

Cope said that a second restaurant, Slim Chickens, has committed to be part of the project.

“There’s a lot more to come,” he said. “There will be a lot of competition between retailers there. That will attract hotels and other businesses.”

According to Cope, the Field of Dreams youth sports complex is still in the process of being completed and requires a land swap between the city and the owner.

“I think it can be a national attraction,” he said. “Few youth facilities are close to all of the amenities we will have here.”

The project is just south of New Life Church – the largest in the area – and a popular restaurant like In-N-Out could be traffic-safe in the early business days.

“I don’t expect any traffic problems,” said Cope. “Every time a new company commits to step in, we do a traffic study to measure the impact. Interquest and Voyager are two main roads that are good for heavy traffic.”

The 14-screen Icon Theater in Victory Ridge opened in 2017 and offers customers free drinks and popcorn refills. The largest movie screen in the state is currently being built.

A Denver area investment group paid $ 22 million for the 153-acre property in 2017 and acquired it after the original developer started the Colorado Crossing project in 2007 and filed for bankruptcy in 2010.

For several years, several buildings remained unfinished between the developers, and the development resembled a ghost town.

“It’s really amazing that Victory Ridge is turning this around and pulling in the investment it has,” said Cope.

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