Boulder residents craving a White Widow, Dank or Sticky Icky toasted sub must now venture beyond city limits.
Cheba Hut, the cannabis-themed sandwich shop on the Hill, shut its doors last week with no notice, according to a store employee.
The restaurant at 1313 College Ave. was shuttered on Monday, with windows covered in brown paper and a sign on the door addressed to the “Cheba Hut Faithful.”
“Thank you for the last 15 years,” the sign read. “The memories and support are truly humbling. Please visit our other locations and hopefully we will see you again soon.”
Cheba Hut corporate leaders could not be reached by phone or email to confirm the store’s closure or whether it will reopen. Cheba Hut in Longmont was open Monday.
Boulder store employees were told five minutes before closing on Saturday night that the store was closing for good and would not open on Sunday, according to employee Joshua Surls.
Corporate leaders told employees nearly four months ago that the chain’s corporate office would purchase the Boulder store from its franchise owners, Surls said.
“They promised us better wages and health care benefits, and said they were going to revamp the store,” Surls said.
But there has been no discussion of reopening after employees found out they would be out of work starting Sunday, Surls said.
Surls was homeless when he was hired at Cheba Hut a year ago. He has taken on additional responsibilities and had his eye moving into management before he found out about the closure.
“It wasn’t just another job for me. These people were my family. They brought me in and they depended on me, too,” he said.