Randy’s Restaurant~Durango, Colorado

I pay homage and say good-bye to a Durango, CO restaurant legend.  Randy’s Restaurant, an establishment I worked and managed for over 9 years almost 15 years ago.

Restaurateur, Randy Burton, not only one of my greatest career mentors, but life’s closest friends created an environment for his employees that was educative, and truly encapsulated the feeling of ‘family’ for all that were a part of his team.   Certainly, a very memorable part of my Coloradan history, and one that will not be forgotten.  Thanks for all the great memories, Randy!

Article published Jan 21, 2013 by The Durango Herald – Durango, Colorado

Good-bye to a Durango favorite

Photo by: JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald

Shawn Fergusson, left, says good-bye to Randy Burton, owner of Randy’s restaurant on College Drive. Monday was Burton’s last day of owning the restaurant, which was open for 27 years. Fergusson is a former Randy’s employee. “I do not have any plans right now,” Burton said. “I’ve been going 100 miles an hour for the past years, and it was the right time to sell the business. I’m going to take some time to relax and travel, I’ll still be in Durango.” The restaurant will be closed for several weeks and reopen under new ownership and a new name: “6512 Restaurant and Lounge.” Chris Forrest and Sam Beardsley are the new owners.

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  1. I was so sad to hear that Randy sold the restaurant – it was my absolute favorite place to go for dinner in Durango. I wish Randy all the best in whatever comes his way – and hope that the new owners will retain bartenders Deo and Chance – they not only are proficient and professional, but they made a solo diner like myself feel right at home.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Bonnie! It was a very special restaurant and will always hold a number of fabulous memories for all of us.
    Cheers to the new owners!

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