Jerry Rutledge isn’t going anywhere

Published: December 13, 2013, 5:44 pm, by Rich Laden

 

Jerry Rutledge, owner of Rutledge's men's clothing store in downtown Colorado Springs. JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

Jerry Rutledge, owner of Rutledge’s men’s clothing store in downtown Colorado Springs. JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

Jerry Rutledge, whose Rutledge’s men’s clothing store has been a downtown Colorado Springs mainstay for 47 years, isn’t selling his store. Not anytime soon, anyway. A comment during a Springs business networking group this week led attendees to believe Rutledge had sold his store, at 102 N Tejon St. Not true, said the 69-year-old Rutledge. “I haven’t done anything,” he said. However, Rutledge said he intends to take on a partner, but “that’s a far cry from selling the business.” The store is doing well, he added, and he’s committed to continuing to grow his business.