Restaurant group shutters three area BBQ spots


The Southern Hospitality restaurant on 17th Street was one of three the group has closed. (Kailyn Lamb)

A barbecue company with three Denver-area stores has flamed out.

Colorado Springs-based Southern Concepts Restaurant Groups Inc. has shut its three restaurants, it said in an SEC filing Monday.

Southern Concepts was operating two Southern Hospitality barbecue restaurants – on 17th Street in Denver and at the Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree – and a Carve Barbecue on Colorado Boulevard.

On Monday morning, the Southern Hospitality location at 1433 17th Street had posted a sign on the door, saying “We have closed. Thank you for your support during our time here.”

The restaurant opened in 2012. Southern Hospitality got its start in New York with singer Justin Timberlake as a co-founder.

Employees at the SliceWorks pizza restaurant next door said that the restaurant had been open the day before and hosted an event.

Southern Concepts did not return messages seeking comment.

The organization opened Carve Barbecue in late 2015 on 1000 S. Colorado Blvd.

The websites for Carve, Southern Hospitality and Southern Concepts all had shut down by Monday, and phone calls to both the Park Meadows Southern Hospitality and Carve locations went unanswered.

Southern Concepts was co-founded by Gary Tedder, who served as its vice president of business development until January this year.

Southern Concepts reported a net loss of $2.7 million for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2016, according to SEC filings.

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