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Longmont Public House closes its doors

Wednesday was the last day of business for the restaurant located at 1111 Francis St.

The pub-style restaurant, Longmont Public House, served its last guest on Wednesday. 

Owner and Executive Chef, Jerome Brown was raised in the Historic Westside neighborhood of Longmont. The longtime community member traveled the world refining his culinary skills. After twenty years of experimenting with cooking styles and training under seasoned chefs, Brown returned to his roots. He bought his childhood home in Longmont and opened Longmont Social House, with an aim to bring the service aspect of fine dining into a cozy atmosphere without sacrificing the quality of food. 

“We are the community, we live in the community and we want to be a part of your community,” Brown said. 

Owners Jerome and Lu Brown voiced gratitude for the support from the Longmont community over the last few years in a Facebook post. Ultimately, external obstacles led to their decision to close the restaurant. 

“The past few years have brought unprecedented challenges to the restaurant industry, and we have faced our fair share of obstacles. Despite our best efforts, we have come to a point where continuing to operate the restaurant is no longer sustainable,” the post said. 

With the closing of Longmont Public House, the city says goodbye to a culinary hub but the owners say they’re optimistic about new opportunities.