We Now Know What Will Replace Lauren Boebert's Gun-Themed Restaurant–And It's Perfection
Lauren Boebert's shuttered gun-themed restaurant Shooters Grill will be replaced by Tapatios Family Mexican Restaurant.
Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert—who retained her seat in Congress in 2022 by only 546 votes in a district she won by 26,512 votes in 2020—once ran an eatery in Rifle, Colorado called Shooters Grill.
The theme of the restaurant was guns and God with crosses and firearms on display throughout. Waitstaff including Boebert also waited tables with open carry firepower on display on their person.
The menu also featured gun-related items.
\u201cFormer cook at Lauren Boebert's Shooters Grill - where waitstaff openly carry holstered guns and customers are encouraged to dine armed - claims she pointed a LOADED pistol at him and frequently mocked him for supporting Obama https://t.co/4eNGGuuyed\u201d— IntoTheMystic (@IntoTheMystic) 1655472874
\u201c@RONCOULTER @JesseRodriguez Also, it wasn't a rifle, though almost a carbine. It was a .223 pistol... like the one strapped to Boebert's arm in this Shooters Grill promo\u201d— Jesse Rodriguez (@Jesse Rodriguez) 1616522570
But in July 2022, the new owner of the building Shooters Grill and Boebert’s congressional office were located in refused to resign the leases with Boebert according to a New York Times report.
\u201cLauren Boeberts Shooters Grill Closed down because...\nTwitter bots don't drink....except in virtual reality\u201d— Gary Gelormino\u2122\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a Fighting evil since 1958\u2122 (@Gary Gelormino\u2122\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a Fighting evil since 1958\u2122) 1671914751
\u201c@GenXEsq "In July, Shooters Grill closed its doors for good after the landlord did not renew its lease, according to a tweet from Boebert. The New York Times also noted that the landlord also booted the congresswoman's campaign office which was located next door to the location."\u201d— Trish Hobbs Phillips (@Trish Hobbs Phillips) 1672184385
\u201c@laurenboebert https://t.co/mY7KPzpYRJ You have similar biz skill. You are still 4 bankruptcies behind him. Where do you have bank accounts? Did you see where a former potus has his??? Change your bio, out of business, classic gopq. Shooters, cause Hooters was taken.\u201d— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1672444169
But the location won't remain empty in 2023.
A sign has been placed in the window of Boebert’s shuttered eatery that Tapatios Family Mexican Restaurant is coming soon.
People found the irony delicious.
\u201cI wonder if Lauren is ever going to change her bio which still says she's the owner of Shooter's Grill, even though it's been closed because the landlord wouldn't renew her lease. I hope Tapatios is wildly successful.\u201d— Natasha Rinehart (@Natasha Rinehart) 1671948693
\u201cQAnon terrorist and Mexican Asylum seeker hater Lauren Boebert has discovered that her failed trashy restaurant \u201cShooter\u2019s Grill\u201d which was themed to praise guns and recently closed down, is now being replaced with a \u2026wait for it\u2026a Mexican restaurant. \ud83d\ude02\ud83e\udd23\ud83d\ude02\ud83e\udd23 Beautiful. \ud83c\udf77\u201d— Maurice W (@Maurice W) 1672247086
Boebert who embraces White nationalist rhetoric and causes called Mexican immigrants “illegals… rapists, drug dealers, and criminals on the terrorist watch list.”
\u201cQAnon terrorist Lauren Boebert\u2019s failed trashy restaurant Shooter\u2019s Grill which was themed to praise guns and closed down is now being replaced with a Mexican restaurant. Beautiful. \ud83c\udf77\u201d— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila) 1672163560
Boebert’s restaurant had several reported run-ins with the health department.
They defied pandemic protocols and then had issues with food quality.
\u201c@CPRNews Why on earth are we giving an armed extremist who's putting public health at risk in multiple ways this much free publicity?\u201d— CPR News (@CPR News) 1593618635
\u201c.@laurenboebert\u2019s gun-themed restaurant \u2018Shooter\u2019s Bar and Grill\u2019\u2014which closed 6 months ago after their undercooked sliders caused dozens of patrons to become ill\u2014is being replaced by a Mexican Restaurant. Happy holidays, Lauren! You\u2019ve received karma. And there\u2019s more coming.\u201d— Andrew Wortman (@Andrew Wortman) 1672005721
\u201c@IngaWolfy Just wanting to clarify it was Bobo\u2019s bar w the violations, not the MX restaurant. \n\nhttps://t.co/u33y0YMbjR\u201d— \ud83d\udc3e Foxxita \ud83d\udc3e #Vote\ud83d\udc99\ud83d\udc99\ud83d\udc992022\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a (@\ud83d\udc3e Foxxita \ud83d\udc3e #Vote\ud83d\udc99\ud83d\udc99\ud83d\udc992022\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a) 1672084401
\u201c@TimHannan She does know about e-coli though! https://t.co/Ad6IoeLMAw\u201d— Tim Hannan (@Tim Hannan) 1672404435
\u201c(It closed down 6 months ago due to health code violations) https://t.co/wrD4cEvHZX\u201d— Kate Kelly (@Kate Kelly) 1672069000
At the time of her business' permanent closing, Boebert released a statement that the landlord’s decision “was purely a business decision with no political motivation.”
\u201c@NooooNazis ... elsewhere. While Shooters Grill is closed, stay tuned. The Shooters brand isn\u2019t going away. There are exciting things in the works,\u201d reads the statement, attributed to both Jayson and Lauren Boebert. \n(2/2)\u201d— J (@J) 1671821587
The restaurant was reportedly already closed at the time of the lease decision due to health code violations leading to revocation of their business license.