FORT COLLINS — An Old Town staple, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, announced it permanently closed its doors on Aug. 26.
The Fort Collins restaurant announced in May that it was leaving Old Town after more than 30 years in the location. Earlier this year, the CEO of Old Chicago’s parent company, CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Group Inc. stepped down.
While owning a building seems like something every successful business should do, that’s not always the case. For many companies, it makes more sense to continue leasing space, freeing up time and capital that can be better utilized in other ways.
The restaurant chain closed its flagship location in Boulder in December 2016.
Fortunately for Fort Collins fans, there is still an Old Chicago location to visit at 4709 S. Timberline Road.
Earlier this week, another Old Town mainstay, Al’s Newsstand, announced that it was closing.