23 Stories That Happened in 2023 in Loveland, Colorado
What happened in Loveland in 2023? From a presidential bar crawl and In-N-Out coming to John Mellencamp's weird art and the "Are they or aren't they closing?" drama of a popular restaurant.
A lot of things happened in the 365 days that Loveland, Colorado, saw in 2023; we've put together a list of 23 of the stories that caught our attention throughout the year.
TSM File Photo[/caption]Breweries moved and/or closed. A new brewery came to town. Restaurants came to town; some left Loveland. Loveland is big on art, so there were a couple of "art" stories; "Bar Rescue" came to Loveland, too.
Many, many things happened in Loveland in 2023; take a look at the ones that we've gathered.
While his exhibit was at the Loveland Museum in 2023, you could see 50 pieces of work made by John Mellencamp. Some of it was "OK," some was "good," some was just plain "weird." Take a look at John's art HERE.
A longtime bar was given the Jon Taffer treatment, including a name change. Get the story HERE.
Where more than a few restaurants have come and gone on the east side of Loveland, Ruben's Grill & Cantina opened in April 2023. A great local history and great food. Get the photos and story HERE.
Based out of Colorado Springs, Josh & John's Ice Cream opened its fifth location in downtown Loveland in 2023. Get photos and the story HERE.
Known as "The Tailgate Champion," Loveland's Luke Lorick got notified that one of his videos would be a part of "Barbie." Get the story HERE.
The long (mostly) dormant outlet mall in Loveland officially got bought in 2023 and became Loveland Yards. Get the story HERE.
In 2023, the sculpture that used to reside on the south shore of Lake Loveland and now rests west of town, received an upgrade to its new (and final?) resting spot. Get the story HERE.
Based mostly on meat "balls," The Ball Joint gave it a heck of a run for five years (including being featured on TV), but 2023 was its final year. Get the story HERE.
For 10 years, Crow Hop had a taproom of their tasty beers (having moved from their original location to a great spot on Fourth Street), but 2023 saw the taproom's end. Get the story HERE.
After 20 years, it was hard to believe that we wouldn't be seeing any more shows at Budweiser Events Center as the venue got a new name. Get the story HERE.
From a food truck to a brick-and-mortar shop in downtown Loveland, The Cupcake Gypsies held up to their name and hit the road for Fort Collins in 2023. Get the story HERE.
Where there once was a fitness center, in 2023 became home to Crooked Beech Brewing. See the photos and get the story HERE.
In September 2023, a Guinness World Record Cornhole shot was made, giving Loveland its fifth. Get the photos from the day and the story HERE.
During the summer of 2023 in Loveland, over the course of about a week, the town was caught up in a can of Foster's sitting at a major intersection in town. Get the story HERE.
In the fall of 2023, Loveland's oldest craft brewery was sold to new owners who moved the taproom and operations to the former HP campus, known as The Forge. Get the story HERE.
In what weighed as much as a Ford F-250, a business based out of Loveland received a payment from a Windsor developer for over $20,000 in only coins. Get the story HERE.
In what had to be a great, fun show (for those who could afford it), Adam Sandler made a rare appearance in Loveland in 2023. Get the story HERE.
The loved and loathed "Equinox" sculpture that Loveland took down in 2020 came back in 2023 at a new spot. Get the story HERE.
2023 was quite a year for Betta Gumbo. First, they said they were closing to become a steakhouse. Then they closed the steakhouse and reopened it as Betta Gumbo again. Then in October, it was announced that Betta Gumbo was officially closing its doors. Get the story HERE.
After two owners and 11 years of operation, in December of 2023, it was announced that Downtown Sound would be moving. Get the story HERE.
When Mex O'Malley's announced in 2023 that they were closing, a married couple out of Berthoud was eager to take over the space to follow their dream of opening a Hawaiian restaurant. Get the story HERE.
After years of speculation and months of construction, in November of 2023, In-N-Out actually opened at Centerra Marketplace. We were one of the first 10 in line. Get the story HERE.
BONUS STORY - STORY #24 - A NEW LOVELAND SPEAKEASY OPENED IN 2023
A speakeasy on Fourth Street in Downtown Loveland that lies behind a barbershop opened for business in the fall of 2023. Get the story HERE.
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