Earlier this year, developers announced plans to tear down the iconic Golden Buff Lodge that sits at the corner of 28th and Canyon (I don’t know about any of you, but I frequently used Ead’s Smoke Shop as a directional landmark when giving friends directions). This includes the lodge itself, Ead’s Smoke Shop, and The Buff restaurant.
The demolition will make room for two new hotels, one full-service and one extended stay. I will hold off on my opinions on this matter to let you know that you need not fret for your favorite brunch spot. The Buff has moved across the street to 2600 Canyon Blvd, taking up residence at what used to be the The Original Pancake House.
The move occurred yesterday morning on Thursday, January 9, and as owners Christopher Meyer and Jacqueline Sproul said, they achieved their goal of shutting down one evening in one location and opening the next morning in the other.
The change of address has taken longer than anticipated by the owners, who initially planned on opening in the the new location in the fall. It seems that building permits and licensing were the culprits for the delay, but the restaurant is up and running at the old Pancake House (some of you may even remember it as a Black Eyed Pea before that) location.
The new space has 700 additional square feet and offers the restaurant the chance to begin anew, while still bringing the charm and delicious food that has made The Buff so popular with folks of all generations to a new building.
For those who fear change, fear not — the address is the only significant change being made. The menu remains the same as it has for years. You can still sit down and order the Ole Skillet (made famous when President Obama ordered it during his last visit) or the ever popular “Saddlebags.”
Let’s raise a toast (get your $1 mimosa or bloody mary ready) to a Boulder breakfast and brunch staple that’s had to endure some changes, but we hope them nothing but the best in their new location.