New Fort Collins Restaurant Goes Bust; Shut Down After 7 Months
Well, that happened quickly. Usually, when we report on Colorado restaurant closures, they're sad developments where a hometown favorite has been operating for years — if not decades — and their demise has been coming for a while.
In this case, we're reporting on closure after just reporting on their grand opening a mere seven months ago!
In their short time open in Fort Collins, Colorado, this place earned pretty good reviews from the people who had visited and has many airing quite a bit of disappointment that they've abruptly shut their doors after celebrating their grand opening only just Feb. 28 of this year.
Native Foods, a small fast-casual vegan food chain based in California, abruptly closed their Foothills Mall location on Sept. 29, with an announcement posted on their door that read:
Dear Loyal Native Foods customers,
We've enjoyed the friendships and loyal customers we've gotten to know and serve over the years and want to thank you for your support. Unfortunately, this month it was necessary for us to make a very tough decision to close our Fort Collins location on September 29, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Our Glendale location will remain open, please visit us (there). We want to thank our dedicated team members for their passion and dedication to Native Foods and wish them much success in their future endeavors.
And just like that, if you blinked, you missed it. Comments online have all echoed the same sentiment: that it was really good if you had a chance to go, and you're probably depressed if you always wanted to try it and never did.
One commenter on Reddit put it best: "Guess that's what happens when you try to open something that is not a hot chicken shop."
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