Popular Burger Restaurant abruptly closes after 10 years of business
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.”
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.