Colby Jack’s Café and Bakery shutting its doors
April 26, 2013
Previously, Shockley’s closed after a year at the location. Before that, the state ordered the property’s owner David Weyrich to shut down The Carlton Restaurant & Grill because of a failure to pay state taxes.
Colby Jack’s owners Jack and Natalie Dorris, who filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection last month, said that the rising cost of doing business, declines in the restaurant industry and an inability to renegotiate their lease agreement led to the restaurants closure.
“We have tried to work with and negotiate with David Weyrich of The Carlton Hotel for several months in an effort to renegotiate the terms of our lease, but we have not been able to come to a mutually beneficial agreement, Jack and Natalie Dorris said in an email. “We did enter into this business relationship in good faith hoping we could grow our businesses together and to create a harmonious working relationship within the hotel, however, we were only able to achieve that goal for a short period of time.”
Colby Jack operations in the Carlton Hotel will continue through the end of May. The Dorrises said they plan to honor their banquet and catering commitments until that time.
Their Bakery Manager Cassie Hunt will continue to honor the wedding cake bookings for the remainder of the year.
“It is with great regret that after nearly five years of hard work and service that Colby Jack’s will close its doors,” the Dorrises said. “We’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing and talented people and we will do our best to help them transition on to new employment.”