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Oct 21, 2013 5:34 PM by Maddie Garrett

Could Adam's Mountain Cafe Move Hurt Local Business

A Manitou Springs staple is looking to move out of the popular downtown area. And News 5 is asking, how will the absence of Adam's Mountain Cafe impact other local businesses nearby?

The announcement of a move comes just a few months after three feet of water flowed through the restaurant. The owners said on the restaurant's Facebook Page that they do no plan on resigning their lease when it's up in April.

"Definitely going to leave a big hole in the middle of Manitou," said Patrick Alfred, a local business owner.

Alfred runs a co-op coffee shop in the same building as Adam's Mountain Cafe, the Manitou Spa building. He's worried the loss of Adam's Mountain could hurt his business.

"Hopefully it won't hurt things too bad, but it's definitely a bit of a miss for sure," said Alfred.

Other businesses News 5 talked with in the building said they don't think the move will impact their shops too heavily. And alfred even admits, he's briefly thought about moving too.

"It does cross your mind, it gets a little tough," he said of the flooding.

But so far, he and other business have no plans to leave.

Adam's Mountain Cafe said it is looking into purchasing the Manitou Pancake and Steak House, which is just down the road on the other side of Highway 24.

The Manitou Pancake and Steak House is still open to customers and the owners told News 5 that they've been looking to sell and are happy Adam's Mountain is interested. However, both sides said the deal is in the very early stages and nothing is set in stone.



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