Cascade Lakes Brewing announced its iconic pub on Bend’s westside is shutting down, a move the brewery described as bittersweet.
“While we’re closing this chapter of our legacy, this move aligns with our commitment to community spaces in Bend and Redmond,” Cascade Lakes Brewing said on Instagram about the closure of Pub on Century.
Cascade Lakes said it appears the last day will be Sunday, Jan. 14.
“Our overall tone with this is mixed emotions,” Director of Hospitality for Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. Jesse Luersen said. “We want to pay tribute to our employees. Every employee that’s been with the company, even the ones that aren’t currently right now. They’ve all contributed to our success in one way or another.”
Cascade Lakes said there will be some events and more announcements down the road.
The brewery says the closure is so it can dedicate its focus to their two other locations in east Bend and in Redmond.
“We’ve seen strengths at both of those locations. So we’re just trying to better position ourselves to continue to serve a really powerful, locally-driven market that we’ve been seeing at those other two locations,” Luersen said.
For some, the announcement was sudden and disappointing.
“I had no idea until I was walking to class. My initial reaction would just be that It’s a great place to eat and it’s unfortunate because it’s the closest place to school,” OSU Cascades Student Tucker Resch said.
While the decision was difficult, Cascade Lakes says it’s looking forward to what’s next.
“So many people in our community have shown support over the years. That being said, it’s still a very difficult decision to come to. We just think it’s the best. Given where we’re at as company right now, it’s the best path forward for us. It’s wasn’t just one thing that happened,” Luersen said.
Cascade Lakes says it does not yet know what will be replacing it. Compass Commercial is actively looking for a new tenant.
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