Popular Burger Restaurant abruptly closes after 10 years of business

December 20, 2023 by No Comments

For a decade, The Green Line Grill was a downtown Colorado Springs cornerstone, slinging burgers and American comfort food to hungry locals. But last week, the checkered-floored eatery’s familiar red awning went dark, leaving a void in the city’s culinary scene.

Handwritten notes taped to the restaurant’s doors delivered the somber news: ‘Closed.’ An equally terse Facebook post confirmed the closure, simply stating, “We are closed until further notice. Thank you for your patronage.”

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The Green Line Grill’s sudden departure left many patrons surprised and disappointed. This ‘old-school’ establishment, as its Google listing described it, was a haven for classic American fare. From mouthwatering burgers piled high with fixings to comforting Coney dogs and creamy mac and cheese, the menu was a nostalgic ode to comfort food.

Located on a narrow strip of land amidst the city’s burgeoning downtown, the Green Line Grill stood surrounded by towering new developments – a stark contrast to its own well-worn charm. Perhaps this encroaching modernity played a role in its sudden closure.

Whatever the reason, the Green Line Grill’s absence leaves a palpable void in downtown Colorado Springs. Its friendly staff, its hearty portions, and its unpretentious atmosphere will be dearly missed. As the neighborhood undergoes transformation, one can only hope that a piece of the Green Line Grill’s spirit finds its way into the new chapter unfolding around it.

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