Betta Gumbo, Loveland’s longtime king of Cajun cuisine, is looking to expand from Sweetheart City and expects to open a new location in Windsor early next year.
Owner Clay Caldwell said he has found over the years a strong regional draw from residents who live east of Interstate 25 in Weld County. Because of this, and the continued success of his restaurant, Caldwell said he was ready to open a new location in a new town and county.
“We believe that it is a strong financial step,” he said on Friday afternoon.
Betta Gumbo has served Loveland residents since 2013 when it opened along Fourth Street. Seven years later, in early 2020, the store moved to The Foundry and opened the newest location with more space than ever before.
Caldwell said Betta’s continued success and plans to open a second location are a validation of his business idea. He said a big part of that success is the team he built around him that he continued to train and prepare for managerial status when this new location opens.
“It’s great to build a team that is able to carry weight and take care of the community every day when they come in. it doesn’t fall on my shoulders every day, “he said,” I think it’s going to be a great time in the Windsor community. “
“We are very excited to meet Windsor and meet them,” he later added.
Caldwell said they are working on the approval phase for now and expects the store to open to the public in the spring of next year.
“Much of this will depend on the HVAC and equipment lead times,” he said. “COVID has extended everything by a few weeks.”
The new location will be at 526 Main St. in Windsor near the corner of Sixth Street and Main Street.
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