Decades before it was a trend, Turley’s Kitchen pursued a health food mission and on Sunday, the family-owned Boulder business will call it quits. Earlier this year, founder Paul and his daughter, Sandy Turley — shared that the restaurant up for sale, the Daily Camera reported. Between that announcement and a general shortage of restaurant staff, the Turleys have had a hard time holding on to employees and decided to close down even without a buyer lined up.
The restaurant, which opened in 1977 originally a franchise of Good Earth at 17th and Pearl Street, was the brainchild of brothers Paul and Jim Turley. Over the years, it moved to 1725 28th Street, then Arapahoe and Folsom, and eventually to Pearl and 28th streets, where it had been for the last ten years. On May 21 at 3 p.m., the lights will go off for good.
This is not the only institution to depart from Boulder in recent weeks. Sushi Tora closed its do doors after three decades and 27 year old Walnut Brewery will have the same faith on June 4.