Businesses weigh whether to stay or go in Manitou

POSTED: 05:41 PM MDT Aug 26, 2013 
MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. -

Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce says that so far, only one business has publicly announced plans to move from flood-prone areas in Manitou Springs.  

Farley McDonough, the owner of Adam's Mountain Cafe, told KRDO NewsChannel 13 that she plans to move, but wants to stay in Manitou Springs.

"Under these new circumstances with the Waldo Canyon burn scar, we're at a serious disadvantage here," McDonough said. "We love this location and we are committed to Manitou, so we will be staying here in some capacity.  I just don't know exactly where."

McDonough said the restaurant was working to reopen in its current location at The Shops at the Spa before Labor Day.

Next door at Five, a store associated with Garden of the Gods Trading Post, manager Sharon Haas says the store does not plan to move from its current location.

"We know that that's the way it's gonna be," Haas said of future flooding.  "Of course it's a stress.  We love this area, we love the character of Manitou, we enjoy our guests, our tourists and have no intention of leaving."