COS Airport welcoming Bristol beer taproom

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    Colorado Springs Airport is breaking from a cookie-cutter mold of airport offerings and putting an authentic Colorado stamp on the atmosphere, right down to its coffee and beer.

    Bristol Brewing Company will open a smaller version of its taproom in the airport terminal this month. Novo Coffee, a Denver-based coffee company, opened its doors in December.

    The two new restaurants are part of a $22.6 million terminal improvement program to help the airport become more customer-friendly and make a statement about Colorado Springs and its offerings to the 2 million passengers coming and going each year through the airport, said Mark Earle, Colorado Springs Airport aviation director.

    “Over the past several years, we have worked to create an atmosphere in our terminal building that is inviting and more representative of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region,” Earle said.
    Besides the construction, the airport has been adding graphic images and murals throughout the airport that show off the Springs’ assets, including its outdoor activities, the U.S. Air Force Academy and its ties to the Olympic movement.

    “It’s all part of our gateway concept,” Earle said. “We identified major icons that say a lot about the community and we wanted to incorporate those elements.”

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