LOUISVILLE, Colo. — The Empire Lounge & Restaurant is permanently closing its doors.
The restaurant has operated on downtown Louisville's Main Street, serving comfort food for nearly two decades.
"After nearly two decades of serving hometown hospitality to the city of Louisville, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of The Empire Lounge & Restaurant," the restaurant posted on Facebook.
The Empire Lounge & Restaurant was opened by James Beard-nominated Chef Jim Cohen and managed by his daughter Lexi Scott, according to the restaurant's website.
The restaurant underwent renovations and a partial ownership change in 2019, moving under the direction of James Beard-nominated chef Jeff Osaka and business partner Ken Wolf. Osaka also owns other Denver restaurants including Sushi Rama and Osaka Ramen, the website states.
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