SilverCreek Steakhouse in Granby quietly closes over the weekend; manager blames lackluster winter, labor shortage
After eight years of operation, the SilverCreek Steakhouse in Granby has permanently closed its doors.
The steakhouse’s last day of operation was Sunday, according to Peter Colley, general manager for the restaurant, located inside the Inn at SilverCreek on the southeast side of Granby. Officials from the Inn at SilverCreek opted to end Colley’s lease in January and select a new operator for its restaurant space.
“The lease (on the restaurant space) came up for rebid and we didn’t get it,” Colley said Tuesday morning. “They have some new people taking it over, under terms that did not really interest me.”
Multiple factors led to Colley’s decision not to renew his lease under the terms sought by the Inn at SilverCreek, including the lackluster winter, ongoing uncertainty related to Granby Ranch’s resort operations and systemic labor shortage problems.
“My partner and I were not willing to do any more long-term investments in the property,” Colley said.
The restaurant hasn’t had a full staff in 18 months and “I’m tired of fighting it,” he said bluntly.
Opening a different restaurant elsewhere is being considered, he said, but nothing is set.
Officials from the Inn at SilverCreek confirmed they are currently in the negotiation phase with a new tenant for the restaurant space previously occupied by the steakhouse and are finalizing a lease agreement.
Stephanie Thompson, the Inn’s general manager, said few details would be available until after the agreement has been finalized. She did confirm, however, that the prospective tenant is looking to open a new restaurant with a new name and menu in the space.
Thompson said she expects those negotiations to be wrapped up within the next few weeks.
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