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Has-Bean: Restaurant closes

Lu Snyder

DILLON<The Refried Bean ain1t cookin1 no more. The Mexican restaurant/karaoke bar in Dillon Center is closed.Owners of the restaurant had a going-out-of-business celebration Saturday night, and by Sunday night, the place was empty.The departure didn1t surprise Norman Khorzad, manager of Dillon Center.3They have moved and haven1t paid the rent for many months, Khorzad said.Technically, the proprietors could return and 3cure the lease, said Abbas Rajabi, managing partner of David Cyrus Associates<the company that owns Dillon Center. But that would include paying outstanding rent, and since that is unlikely, the place already is up for lease.Neither Khorzad nor Rajabi knew anything beyond the fact the restaurant was in default of its lease.Across the hall from the Refried Bean location is Dillon Pizza. Proprietor Jeff Vieau said business hasn1t been easy in Dillon Center. Vieau said he signed his lease before the old bowling alley closed in May.3In my personal opinion, we all took on our leases with the understanding the bowling alley was up and running, Vieau said.Vieau speculated approximately eight other businesses closed their doors in the year since he opened. And he1s had to make some adjustments to his business to survive. When the bowling alley closed, he realized his couldn1t be the full-time dinner restaurant he had planned and began serving breakfast and lunch, too.But traffic has increased since Lakeside Bowling opened in February, and Vieau said he has renewed hopes of becoming a dinner-only restaurant.Lu Snyder can be reached at 970-668-3998 x203 or lsnyder@summitdaily.com

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