Another Downtown Cheyenne Restaurant Bites the Dust
We have good news and bad news for diners here in the Capital City. First, the bad news.
Another downtown restaurant is closing its doors. Los Abuelos Mexican Restaurant, which had occupied the historic building on 1601 Central Avenue since 2013, had been struggling for months. Last week, they finally pulled the plug.
The closing leaves another vacancy on the 1600 block of Central, which sits across from the historic Plains Hotel.
Hopefully, another restaurant will move into the building. In spite of limited parking in the area, it remains one of the most prestigious locations in the downtown business district.
Now for the good news. Rumor has it, downtown's most popular restaurant is expanding.
Wyoming's Rib and Chop House is expected to open a second location this year in the historic Cheyenne Depot. The site has been vacant since the short lived Cheyenne Brewing Company closed late last year.
According to several sources, the steakhouse had been considering expanding in or around their current location in the Dineen Building on Pioneer Aveneue when the opportunity to move into the Depot presented itself.
If those rumors are true, it should be successful. The Wyoming Rib and Chop House regularly draws the largest crowds of any downtown establishment. We're told the new location will feature a more casual, brewpub theme. No word yet on an official grand opening date.
And finally, here's another juicy tidbit. The City of Cheyenne is gearing up for 'Restaurant Week' this spring. The popular promotion, held in many cities across the country, will run from April 3 - April 9th. The event will feature many of the Capital City's best restaurants offering up special fixed price meals, starting at $10 for lunch and $20 for dinner. Check out their website for a list of participating businesses.