Some familiar faces in new Meadow Muffins ownership
Two couples are the principals in the new ownership of Meadow Muffins in Old Colorado City.
Neal and Rachelle Cully and Chad and Shari Jones closed this month on the purchase from Jeff Summers, who had owned the bar/restaurant at 2432 W. Colorado Ave. for nearly three years.
None of the foursome are strangers to Meadow Muffins. Chad is a 16-year employee (most recently a manager), and Neal had previously bartended there for 11 years. Shari met Chad as a Muffins patron.
Neal (also a District 11 schoolteacher) and Rachelle had owned the Pine Gables in Green Mountain Falls for 10 years before selling it 2 years ago.
“Meadow Muffins has been a huge Westside attraction,” Rachelle said. “It's got great antiques, and we've always loved that establishment. When we got the chance to become part of its ownership, we jumped at it. It seemed like a solid fit for us all to come together.”
A written statement from Chad (a US Navy veteran who served in the Persian Gulf War) and Shari says that they “feel extremely lucky to be part of an ownership group that can help revitalize this historic Westside hangout… We look forward to seeing you for burgers, wings and beers.”
The ownership foresees no major changes in the club's operations or décor, but some interior upgrades - hardwood floors and restroom upgrades - are planned.
Employees in management capacities are Paul Edmonds, Mike Behm and Lyman Anderson.
A grand opening has been set for Jan. 16.
Located on the first floor of the historic three-story Waycott opera house building at 25th Street and Colorado Avenue, Meadow Muffins has been in business for about 30 years.
Westside Pioneer article