Lakewood restaurant White Fence Farm closing at end of year

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A photo of one of White Fence Farm’s short-lived carry-out locations. The flagship restaurant in Lakewood is closing at the end of this year. (BusinessDen file photo)

The roosters will crow for the last time this winter at Lakewood’s famed fried chicken venue.

White Fence Farm, a restaurant and tourist attraction that includes a petting zoo, gift shop and stage, will close at 6263 W. Jewell Ave. on Dec. 30 — after operating for 45 years.

Westword first reported the restaurant’s closure. Owner Craig Caldwell, who purchased the business with Tom Piercy four years ago, told the alt-weekly the business has “been operating at a net monthly loss for a considerable amount of time,” and has struggled to find qualified staff members.

The closing of the flagship location follows the shuttering this year of White Fence’s short-lived carry-out locations elsewhere in the Denver area, in Capitol Hill, Arvada, Westminster, Green Valley Ranch and on South Colorado Boulevard.

Caldwell and Piercy purchased White Fence Farm from founder Charlie Wilson in 2014, paying $3.75 million for the 7.4-acre property on Jewell Avenue between Wadsworth and Sheridan Boulevards, according to county records.

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A photo of one of White Fence Farm’s short-lived carry-out locations. The flagship restaurant in Lakewood is closing at the end of this year. (BusinessDen file photo)

The restaurant and tourist attraction has operated for 45 years. New owners took over in 2014, and attempted to expand with multiple carry-out locations - an experiment that was short-lived.

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