A Boise fine-dining institution plans to say goodbye at the end of January: Angell’s Bar and Grill will close.
One of the city’s longest-operating restaurants, Angell’s, located at One Capital Center, 999 W. Main St., had struggled in recent years as the economy slowed and competition heated up Downtown. Two years after Chandlers Steakhouse opened a block away in 2007, Bob Angell, who started Angell’s with his wife Mickey in the early 1980s, bought back his controlling interest. He infused hundreds of thousands of dollars as Angell’s reinvented itself with a new look and feel.
Angell's was put up for sale in October 2012.
Here’s the statement faxed to the Idaho Statesman by ex-owner and current general manager Curt Knipe:
“All good things must come to an end one day. In that light, we have decided to lower the curtain on Angell’s Bar & Grill for the last time on Jan. 31, 2013. There simply are not enough words to thank the community for its continued support and loyalty over these past 32 years. Although the decision was difficult, Father Time marches onward more quickly than some of us would like. Thus, we convey our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you for being part of a truly great adventure. We do hope you will come and enjoy our wonderful restaurant between now and the end of January.”
Read Saturday’s Idaho Statesman for more on the closure.