C.B. & Potts looking forward to future at Foothills Mall

Pamela Shapiro

C.B. & Potts has brewed up Ram pride and community for years within the Fort Collins community. Recently, its team believes it is time for a change.

They will be closing their Campus West restaurant on Elizabeth Street and relocating to the Foothills Mall. Marketing Leader Mark Schermerhorn said the Taphouse will remain on Elizabeth and will also be undergoing renovations.

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The Taphouse will be completely revamped and will still serve food as well as have free Wi-Fi. Schermerhorn said this newly-finished brewery and taproom should be done around the beginning of March.

An exact date for when the Foothills Mall C.B. & Potts will be ready has yet to be determined, but the prediction is within the next few months, Schermerhorn said.

“We’re really excited about the new building,” Schermerhorn said. “The new C.B. & Potts is going to be right in front of the mall. It’s going to be a two-story building with a rooftop patio, a fireplace and a state-of-the-art kitchen that is more up-to-date than the one at the current Campus West location.”    

The historical memorabilia and atmosphere will remain the same, just at a different location. Schermerhorn said that C.B. & Potts is truly like a family.

“Many members of our team from here will be moving to the new location to work,” Schermerhorn said. “We also employ a lot of students and CSU alum have been coming here for the past 42 years we’ve been open.”

Dave Iverson, the chief operating officer of the company, is excited about the new location but also recognizes some of the negative aspects.

“We love Colorado State University and where we’re at, and it’s kind of sad to leave that area,” Iverson said.

According to a recent statement, Jr. President Jeff Iverson said the reason for the relocation is because they feel that this new location is going to be more convenient for guests.

“Fort Collins has changed throughout the years and grown substantially,” Iverson said. “Our new location will allow us to be closer to our core guests.”

Dave Iverson is looking forward to connecting more with this core group of guests — this location will include college students as well as families. Since C.B. & Potts is a second-generation company and is run by the Iverson family, it’s important for this establishment to continue and be a family oriented restaurant.

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“I grew up with the company,” Iverson said. “I have a long history with the company. It’s a people business. You’re really involved with people, both your guests and your team.”

The Iversons as well as the rest of the team are looking forward to the future. The quality, service and atmosphere will only get better with this relocation.

“We enjoy being a part of the community and giving back to the community and certainly are going to continue to do that,” Schermerhorn said.

Collegian Reporter Pamela Shapiro can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @pb_shapiro.