Cactus Grille Restaurant Re-opening!

Cactus Grille to reopen in downtown Loveland

Popular restaurant’s history on Fourth Street goes back to 1988
By Craig Young Reporter-Herald Staff Writer
Posted:   01/16/2013 06:56:18 PM MST


Chrissy French keeps an eye on her 5-year-old daughter, Ginger, as she and her dad, Mike Severance, do some remodeling Wednesday in the former Baja Fish Co. building at 119 E. Fourth St. in downtown Loveland. Severance and French plan to reopen the Cactus Grille in the space in March. French grew up working at the Cactus Grille when it was open before in Loveland. ( Jenny Sparks )

LOVELAND — The buzz started building the day the owners of the Cactus Grille announced they would be coming back to downtown Loveland.

A Facebook page created Tuesday, Jan. 15, had a dozen comments by the end of the day from excited fans of the former Loveland eatery wanting to know who, what, when and where.

Who: Mike Severance, who managed and then owned the Cactus Grille for 20 years before it closed in December 2008; his daughter Chrissy French; and their business partner, Geoff Fleming.

What: A bar and grill serving Southwestern cuisine and “wicked margaritas.”

When: Opening March 21, if the liquor license comes through.

Where: 119 E. Fourth St., in the former Baja Fish Co. building in downtown Loveland, which Severance managed during its short life.

On Wednesday, Severance and French and some old friends were getting started on the renovation of the restaurant, which is two doors west of the original Cactus Grille.

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