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Craig eatery Double Barrel Steakhouse to close

Noelle Leavitt Riley

Double Barrel Steakhouse in Craig will soon close after more than two years in Craig. The last day of business will be Dec. 20.

One of Craig's favorite restaurants will close its doors on Dec. 20.

Double Barrel Steakhouse owners Ann Marie and Pat Roberts have enjoyed their time as restaurant owners, but they've decided to say goodbye to the dining business so they can spend more time with their 5-year-old son.

"We have a little boy now, and we want to spend more time with him," Ann Marie Roberts said. "It's time for us to spend some time with the family and go do things we want to do."

The restaurant opened 2 ½ years ago after moving to Craig from Hayden, and it's been a popular spot for prime rib, steaks, burgers and more.

So popular, in fact, that it's won several Best of Moffat County awards. The restaurant won best place for a steak dinner in 2013 and 2014. It also won best place to work with under 20 employees in 2013.

"What do you say when a business closes, nobody wants to see a business close," said Craig City Councilman Ray Beck. "I think they have great food and great service. It's just a sad thing. I wish them the best in whatever endeavor that they pursue. It's just a good restaurant."

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Ann Marie Roberts said she appreciates the community and what it has meant to their business.

"Thanks for your support and your patronage. We appreciate everyone who came by and supported us," Ann Marie Roberts said.

The restaurant’s building at 351 Ranney St. is owned by the Loya family, who previously operated Casa Loya from the space. It is not yet known what will become of the location.

Reach Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790 or nriley@craigdailypress.com.