Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill’s location in Cherry Creek has closed.
A sign Tuesday on the door of the restaurant at 201 Columbine St. referred to the closure as a “difficult decision,” without providing further details. The restaurant’s last day of operation was Sunday.
Thirsty Lion is a Portland, Oregon-based chain, and still has one location left in Denver, next to Union Station at 1605 Wynkoop St.
A manager at the Union Station location referred comment to the chain’s parent company, Concept Entertainment. A Concept company spokesman sent a statement that didn’t discuss the reason for the closure.
Thirsty Lion opened by Union Station in 2014. The Cherry Creek location came two years later, when the restaurant took over a space that had sat vacant for more than a year following the closure of Earls Kitchen & Bar.
Thirsty Lion has seven additional locations in Arizona, Oregon and Texas, according to its website.