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New business in downtown Colorado Springs to create jobs, community vibes

Outside of COATI on Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs.
Posted at 6:05 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 20:24:01-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Creating jobs and bringing the community together - that's the goal of a new business that will be opening soon in downtown Colorado Springs.

It's called COATI and it's located on Tejon Street. Staff members say the plan for the venue, which is part of the Trolley District block, is to have it opened by the end of August.

The business is going to be a food hall that will include seven different food concepts and two bars - everything from Korean street eats, comfort food, soulful seafood, a juice bar, a nutrition shop, and a libations bar. The venue will also have events featuring different artists and musicians.

Unemployment across Colorado is still high right now. The good news - COATI says it's going to be hiring between 20 to 40 people including servers, hosts, bartenders, pastry chefs, line cooks, and more. We're told the goal of this venture is to create something based around community and involvement.

Forrest Jackson, operations manager for COATI Uprise, said, "To be a part of that - I think is going to be something huge especially in this day and age. To get something this big, this lively up off the ground during a time where hope may not seem in the forefront anymore...we're trying to keep that there for Springs in itself downtown."

When it comes to those jobs, COATI will be hosting a hiring event this Saturday, August 1, starting at 11 a.m.

CLICK HERE for more information on COATI.