Drake Park Lounge closes its doors
“It just wasn’t making it,” said Nenita Pellegrino, a co-owner of All Occasions Catering, which opened its Drake Park Lounge in July 2011. “It was the economics of it.”
The restaurant closed about three weeks ago, she said.
Although the two businesses were related, All Occasions, she said, was not affected by the closure.
The Drake Centre is owned by Columbine Health Systems. All Occasions negotiated a 10-year lease of 26,000 square feet inside the Drake Centre last year.
Under the terms, Columbine Health was to continue to occupy about 50 percent of the building where its health club, human resources office and other related functions are located.
At the time, Nenita’s husband, Paul, Pellegrino, said he expected his staff of about 20 people to increase to about 35 once the restaurant was up and running. Nenita Pellegrino said the closure of the restaurant meant the layoffs of a couple of people.
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