The Food Report has confirmed that downtown business mogul Perry Sanders — a Colorado Springs attorney famous for representing the estates of musicians like Michael Jackson and The Notorious B.I.G. — has purchased The Famous.
Along with the steakhouse, Sanders now has ownership interests in his Mining Exchange Hotel, the Gold Room, the recently purchased Antlers Hotel, and Springs Orleans. And now he adds the much vaunted restaurant, home to power brokers and cocktail seekers for over a decade.
“John Goede and I own the building,” Sanders told the Colorado Springs Business Journal, which was first to report the news, “and we love The Famous and the way it’s been run for more than a decade. Tony Leahy was ready to strictly focus on his restaurant at Patty Jewett and he will still keep an eye on the Famous. Nothing will change — we love The Famous. It’s perfect just the way it is, except maybe more champagne on the menu.”
Sanders replied sharply when asked by reporter John Hazlehurst if he planned any more downtown purchases.
“Don’t make it seem that we’re trying to buy up downtown, because we aren’t,” the attorney said. “We just like preserving great buildings and businesses. Our deal is about making sure things that are a part of the core of downtown stay solid. We are trying support the best of the best whether we own them or not.”
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