July 12, 2022

A report last month in the Daily Beast signalled that this was about to occur and it seemingly has. Her new landlord (owner of a marijuana dispensary) had revoked her lease, objecting to her presence "on moral grounds." Not mentioned what those were exactly, but probably something to do with the unseemly tone of the place with its' pistol-packing wait staff.

Source: Colorado Pols

Multiple unconfirmed reports in the last 24 hours via the Twitters that the Shooter’s Grill in Rifle, the gun-themed restaurant that freshman GOP outrage vortex Rep. Lauren Boebert rode to fame but decidedly not fortune, has shut its doors:

As readers know, Shooter’s Grill lost hundreds of thousands of dollars during its few years of operation according to tax filings, and the eatery never lived down the 2017 incident in which Boebert’s food truck sickened dozens of spectators at a local rodeo. Quality food and service was never the draw of Shooter’s Grill, of course, bringing in customers (at least once for the novelty) with their armed and generally young female wait staff.

Boebert reportedly waited until after the June 28th primary to make the decision about closing Shooter’s Grill after the building’s landlord signaled his intention to cancel Boebert’s lease at the end of August. With Boebert’s Republican primary opponent dispatched, Boebert’s cash flow from her newfound fame looks secure enough to dispense with the dirty work of running a small-town greasy spoon–management of which Boebert had reportedly already farmed out to political supporters.

Join the good citizens of Rifle in wishing Shooter’s Grill a fond covfefe.

The sad saga of Boebert's ill-fated venture finally coming to a merciful end.

The restaurant also surfaced in Boebert’s political life last year, when, as Forbes reported at the time, she was accused of improper use of campaign funds. She submitted filings admitting she had used campaign funds “in error” to pay rent and utilities, and stating that the funds had been reimbursed. Filings indicate the money was sent to someone who shares an address with Shooter’s Grill.

In late May, Boebert assured us that everything was fine, that she'd managed to pay her bills and meet payroll.

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