Boulder residents craving a sandwich from Cheba Hut will have to commence hunting outdoors the city for a cannabis-themed sub. The restaurant chain’s place at 1313 College Avenue in Boulder shut its doors on November 23, right after fifteen years of operation.
A sign on the former location’s front door addressed to the “Cheba Hut Faithful” thanked prospects for their help more than the years. “Thank you for the final fifteen years,” the sign study. “The memories and help are genuinely humbling. Please pay a visit to our other areas, and hopefully we will see you once again quickly.”
In a statement emailed to Westword, Cheba Hut spokesperson Madeline Lena says the Boulder place outgrew the space, and the owners eventually decided not to renew the building’s lease. The Boulder Day-to-day Camera reported that the location’s owners do not have plans to reopen in Boulder, but the organization itself says it would like to return at some point.
“We chose not to re-sign one more 5-year lease, for the reason that we’d outgrown the space, and it no longer fits our desires,” Lena writes. “Specially because our new areas are some 35 % bigger. We appreciate Boulder, and hope to be back at some point quickly.”
This could be a surprise to the restaurant chain’s loyal following in Colorado, as it not too long ago opened new locations in Colorado Springs and Johnstown and aims to expand additional across the state and all through the nation.
Yes, that is proper: There is now a Cheba Hut in Colorado Springs but not in Boulder.
According to Lena, Cheba Hut staff in Boulder’s place have been provided the likelihood to transfer to other Cheba Hut areas as portion of the transition. And for any of Cheba Hut prospects in Boulder who nevertheless want a twelve-inch “blunt” sub of White Widow, there is a place in Longmont that is about a thirty-minute drive away.
“We had a fantastic fifteen-year run on the Hill in Boulder, and thank our Cheba Hut fans out there for the appreciate,” she adds.
Founded by Scott Jennings in Arizona more than twenty years ago, Cheba Hut opened its initial Colorado place in Fort Collins, in 2003. Even with out Boulder, there are nevertheless thirteen areas in the state, creating for the most Cheba Huts in any state in the nation.