COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Multiple employees reached out to us saying that the sudden closing of Bar Louie on Cinema Point, a location of the popular gastropub chain, left them blindsided.
The employees, who have asked to remain anonymous, tell us they were informed by management Sunday morning that the restaurant was now permanently closed, effective immediately.
According to the employees, the decision came from corporate who also closed two other Bar Louie locations in Denver the same day.
A report from CNN says the restaurant chain has filed for bankruptcy, closing over a third of its locations to "strengthen its operational and financial position."
Dozens of former employees in Colorado Springs are now scrambling for jobs. Some are worried about getting a final paycheck.
We've reached out to Bar Louie for comment.