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Interesting read! The Cherry Creek location closed and became Toast, which was managed (and possibly owned?) by a former DPL employee and her husband before it, too, closed.

Thanks for reading and commenting, NH!

My grandfather, Frank Rolla, purchased the original Village Inn and Pub Lounge from Mola & Anderson in September 1961. My family operated it for the next 20 years or so…It was a staple in the Springs area and the food was so much better than any of the pancake house franchises that it spawned.

Very interesting, C Rolla! Thanks for the follow-up on the original Village Inn in Colorado Springs!

Fascinating. I had no idea Village Inn originated in CO.

Good things start in Colorado! Thanks for reading:)

I know it was a big thing in our family to go out to eat there. I remember they had lots of different flavored syrups. Fond memories of the strawberries and cream topped pancakes. The Belgian waffle was a big hit in our family too. Comfy booths. Also have fond memories of Round the Corner restaurant, which seemed to be a local chain. Was fun to order things by phone at your booth.

Sounds like a simply delicious memory, Keeg! Thanks for sharing.

And now we're curious about the Round the Corner restaurants...

My dad still picks up a pie from Village Inn and brings it to special family functions. When I think of Village Inn, I think of pies.....and back when they had smoking on onehalf of the restaurant and non-smoking on the other half. As if the smoke new the difference. We would accept the smoking seating if it was busy enough because you could sit faster. Ah, memories...

We remember the old days of "smoking" and "non-smoking" sections, too! And who could forget the pie. Thanks for reminiscing!

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