The text posted on the front door (sourced from the Westword article linked above):
Friends and Neighbors:
We are extremely sorry to have to announce that Uptown Brothers is closed indefinitely, pending our efforts to sell to someone with the wherewithal to take the place to the next level. We just ran out of money before we got there, even though the finish line is in sight.
Several potential buyers have expressed an interest in continuing the business under the Uptown Brothers name and format, so it may return in at least a somewhat familiar fashion, but then again, nothing is concrete. (If you’re interested in buying a pretty cool restaurant with great prospects and most of the hard work of start-up done, call Mark Valente at Sanborn & Company, (303) 220-7919, ext 109. Football season and the Great American Beer Festival are right around the corner, so now is a great time to jump in!)
We want to thank you all for your support and patronage; we just wish there were more of you! Truly it has been a pleasure serving you and we hope you had fun and good times here–we sure did, even if today is a sad day.
Always remember–Uptown Brothers love you!
Thanks for everything,
Paul & Nancy