DISCOVER LOCAL ART AT RICO'S!

Our NEW temporary Pop-Up Gallery is opening April 2nd, 5pm-8pm!
20+ Local Artists!
Open 7 days a week starting April 3rd, 10am – 6pm
until we are ready to re-open the cafe & wine bar (hoping for summer!)

We Specialize in Smiles

SHOP SAFELY: in-store, curbside, online

OUR RETAIL STORES ARE OPEN

Poor Richard’s Books & Gifts AND Little Richard’s Toy Store
are SO excited to see you!

Please be advised we require face masks to shop in our stores.

Restaurant & Rico's Café Temporarily Closed

As of 7/11/20, we are not able to make it work with the social distancing restrictions and other protocols we had to undertake because of COVID-19, to keep our staff and customers safe.

UPDATE: While no food or drinks are currently being served, the Rico’s cafe space has been reopened as a temporary pop-up art gallery! 20+ local artists exhibiting their work, starting April 2nd’s First Friday from 5pm-8pm, then open every day 10am-6pm.

We will reopen the restaurant by THIS FALL with affordable IN-HOUSE DELIVERY and NEW DINNER ENTREES.

OUR RETAIL STORES ARE OPEN

Poor Richard’s Books & Gifts AND Little Richard’s Toy Store
are SO excited to see you!

Please be advised we require face masks to shop in our stores.

#HowDoYouPoorRichards

Hashtag us!! Show us your Poor Richard’s spirit on Instagram❤️

New York Style Pizza and more at Poor Richard's Restaurant

•Pizza slice or pie
•Sandwiches
•Award Winning Salads
•Soup/Stew Bar

Rico's Café & Wine Bar

•Hand Crafted Coffee Drinks
•Heavenly Tea Bar
•Beer & Wine
•Live Music 4 nights/Week
•Terrific Patio

•1000’s of New & Used Books
•Local Artisan Made Jewelry
•The Best Cards Ever
•Thoughtful Gifts

Little Richard's Toystore

•Fisher Price & Classic Toys
•The Best Games
•Intelligent Toys
•Gobs of Stuffed Animals
•Huge Puppet Selection

Check out our NEW BOOK TUESDAY Kid's Books! ⁠

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#childrensbooks #newchildrensbooks⁠
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EASTER is TOMORROW!?!?!⁠

Still, need some last-minute items to fill Easter baskets and those Easter eggs? ⁠
Stop into Little Richard's (OPEN UNTIL 5 PM) to help you fill those baskets and eggs to the brim! ⁠

🐰🐥🌻☀️⁠


Hey kids! Sign up for our birthday club in Little Richard's Toy Store. ⁠

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Opening Night for Rico's Pop-Up Gallery 5-8pm!⁠
Come say "Hi" !⁠
322 N. Tejon St.⁠

🎉⁠

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It's Friyay!!!⁠
How are you feeling today?!?!⁠

These emoji eggs from Jellycat say it all! ⁠
Come snag one of these expressive little ones! Part of Little Richard's Easter Collection! Check it out in-store or online! ⁠


#HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #localtoystore #downtowncoloradosprings #littlerichardstoystore #shopsmall #smallbuiness⁠
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Easter is 3 days away?!?!? 🐣 💮 🐰⁠

Need some help with Easter Basket stuffers and ideas! ⁠

Little Richard's has you covered!!! ⁠

Shop In-Store and Online! ⁠


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🐔 vs. 🐇 - an offbeat Easter favorite from @modernprintedmatter ⁠

A great variety of Easter & Spring cards are still available in-store and online. Shop Poor Richard's Books & Gifts -- ⁠
poorrichards.store⁠

Sign up for email from Poor Richard's via our link in bio.⁠

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It’s here!

The incredible poem read at President Biden’s inauguration. This young lady’s words encouraged us and gave us hope again.

Stop by to get your copy today!

Shop Poor Richard's Books & Gifts -- in-store and now online! -- poorrichards.store
Sign up for email from Poor Richard's via our link in bio.

#HowDoYouPoorRichards #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet #boxedout #shopindie #amandagorman #thehillweclimb
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Pizza University

In Pizza University 101, you’ll learn why Poor Richard’s New York Style Pizza is so tasty.

Location

Address


320–324 1/2

N. Tejon St

Colorado Springs
Colorado
80903

{ OPEN EVERY DAY }

Poor Richard's on Tejon between Platte Ave. and Boulder St.

About Us

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Your hosts Richard Skorman and Patricia Seator welcome you to Poor Richard’s, where Downtown Colorado Springs residents, employees and visitors have been making themselves at home for more than 40 years. From simple beginnings as a restaurant and bookstore, Poor Richard’s has evolved to become a downtown Colorado Springs landmark—a warm and friendly family of businesses under one roof that’s the only one of its kind in the country.

In the News

A PLACE WHERE YOU FEEL AT HOME

Richard Skorman was just 22 years old when he opened his first business, a used paperback store on North Tejon Street. Skorman was a senior at Colorado College when he had the opportunity to buy the stock from a book store that was closing.

Two years later, he expanded the business with an inheritance, loans and some restaurant equipment donated by his father. The idea of a bookstore where you could also get a bite to eat was a novel idea at the time. Skorman wanted people to feel welcome at Poor Richard’s Feed & Read. He wanted his customers to enjoy a comfortable place where could hang out and not feel rushed.

Poor Richard’s has evolved since then, but the environment of a place where you feel at home has never changed.

Get your Poor Richard’s tshirt while they last!

OUR VALUES

Throughout its history, Poor Richard’s has been not only a downtown landmark and innovative business, but also an organization that strives to have a positive impact on our customers and our community.

  • We proudly serve preservative-free, organic and local food whenever possible.
  • We carry many fair-trade, recycled, organic and all-natural types of merchandise.
  • We serve and carry many Colorado-made products.
  • We support local artisans and provide a venue for local musicians and artists.
  • We recognize the importance of environmental sustainability and are committed to reducing our impact on the environment.
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Poor Richard's since 1975 • 320-324 1/2 N. Tejon Street • Colorado Springs, CO 80903 • 719.578.5549

Restaurant Hours

Closed through Summer starting July 11, 2020
Check back for more details
(Hoping to reopen summer 2021!)

Café Hours

NEW Pop-up Art Gallery
Opening Friday, April 2nd
5pm-8pm
Open 7 Days, starting April 3rd
Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

Cafe & Wine Bar closed starting July 11, 2020
Check back for more details
(Hoping to reopen summer 2021!)

Book Store Hours

Open 7 Days
Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

Toy Store Hours

Open 7 Days
Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 5pm