The Houston-based restaurant giant has announced plans to bring its Saltgrass Steak House to the former Willie G’s location at 1585 Lawrence St. this summer.
Denver restaurant consultant John Imbergamo said the 16th Street Mall seems to be friendlier to more affordable concepts than high-end restaurants.
“Thank you to all of our guests and fans over the years! We will be closing our doors today on May 2nd, and we will be transitioning to a Saltgrass Steak House,” the May 2 post said. “Thank you for your patronage over the years, and we look forward to serving you as a Saltgrass Steak House.”
A May 2 Facebook post announced the closing after the fact. (On April 22, the restaurant was still advertising on its page for Mother’s Day reservations.)
Turney said all of the affected employees will transition to the new Saltgrass Steak House. The final day of operation for Willie G’s was May 1.
But where one Landry’s Inc. restaurant closes, another will open.
In addition to Saltgrass, Landry’s also operates a pile of other restaurants in Colorado, including Downtown Aquarium, The Oceanaire, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., McCormick’s Fish House and Morton’s The Steakhouse in downtown Denver; Chart House in Genesee; Simms Steakhouse in Lakewood; McCormick & Schmick’s in the Denver Tech Center; and Landry’s Seafood in Centennial.
Sixteenth Street Mall stalwart Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks closed its doors this week after 20 years in downtown Denver.
“Landry’s Inc. is always evaluating our portfolio to ensure we are putting the best concepts in the neighborhoods in which we operate,” Saltgrass chief operating officer Terry Turney said in a statement Thursday.
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