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Hello, goodbye, hello

Post Independent/Kara K. PearsonThe land behind Sopris Restaurant has been razed, but the restaurant will possibly reopen at the end of this month., because a deal to sell the property to the developers of the Bair Chase Golf Course on Sept. 12 fell through.

Perhaps the Sopris Restaurant farewell bash a few weeks ago was a bit premature.

That’s because the Sopris may soon swing open its doors once again after a deal to sell the property to the developers of the Bair Chase Golf Course fell through, said Walt Brown, lawyer for Sopris owner Kurt Wigger.

Wigger is out of the country and could not be reached for comment. James Lochhead, lawyer for the Bair Chaise developer, did not return phone calls seeking comment.

“That deal didn’t close, so he has really no choice but to reopen,” Brown said. The Sopris “was going to be purchased on Sept. 12. The next day we were advised they could not get their financing done, so they were unable to close (the sale).”

He said Wigger, who is expected to return to Glenwood around Oct. 10, should have the Sopris open by the end of the month. The restaurant could reopen with a workforce of about 10 with plans to return to a full staff round Christmas, Brown said.

Mark Gould, of Gould Construction, which has conducted the excavating work on the golf course, said the project has slowed, allowing the company to take some employees off that job to be transferred to other Gould projects. He said the golf course construction has not been put on hold.

He added that Bair Chase still wants to own the Sopris restaurant, but the financing has not worked out yet.

Contact Bobby Magill: 945-8515, ext. 520


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