Meadow Muffins closes after 30 years in OCC

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photo 1Meadow Muffins, a bar and grill that has been a favorite among those visiting Old Colorado City for more than 30 years, apparently has closed its doors.

A representative with Craddock Commercial Real Estate in Colorado Springs, which owns the property at 2432 W. Colorado Ave., confirmed that the business has closed.

The restaurant was shuttered earlier this week, with signs in the windows that read as a farewell and a possible indication of what’s to come: “So long Miss Muff’s … There’s a new girl in town.”


Berry Craddock, president of Craddock Commercial, said that the signs are in reference to the business’s sale to another another tenant who plans to reopen it in about three months as a new, different concept restaurant.

Craddock said that the seller, Todd Delahanty, sold the business to Colorado Springs businessman Rob Hirt, who also owns the Hatch Cover restaurant 252 E. Cheyenne Blvd.

The Waycott Building, as it is known, also houses loft-style condominiums and office space on its upper floors, which Craddock said are fully occupied.

Calls to Meadow Muffins Thursday morning were not returned.

The 10,000-square-foot restaurant specialized in the typical fare of an American bar and grill and was adorned with artifacts including two carriages from the 1939 classic “Gone With the Wind” and a barge from the 1963’s “Cleopatra,” according to Craddock. He said those items will soon be sold online, likely via eBay or Craigslist.

Meadow Muffins had been undergoing renovation efforts in the months leading up to its closure.

2 Responses to Meadow Muffins closes after 30 years in OCC

  1. Bad news.

    Steven Shepard
    September 4, 2014 at 5:10 pm

  2. If you miss the place already, check out website for Madison Bear Garden in Chico, CA, opened by same company about same time as Muffins, and still in biz. Same concept: wall-to-wall junk, including—yes!—a carriage bolted to the ceiling.

    John Molony
    September 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm