Loveland’s Old 4B’s Restaurant to See New Life After Years of Being a Dump
Are you kidding? I was just talking about this place the other day with friends! The old 4B’s location in Loveland is finally going to be torn down and made into a new restaurant!
You may not like what’s going in, but you can’t deny that something had to be done!
4B’s came into Loveland in 1986, when they opened up a location off of Garfield (Hwy 287) by Orchards. It was really kind of popular for a few years. I was working at the Sirloin Stockade across town at the time, and we had several employees go over to the new place. The place was very unique- with that bright green ‘hood’ up top, and being located in a kind of weird place. I remember, we always used to joke about what the four B’s could be: “Burgers, Boogers, Botulism, and Beer”- you know, stupid jokes like that... we were kids..
Things didn’t last for the restaurant, though, and 4B’s eventually closed down. An Asian restaurant, Hot Star, was there for a while; I never went. I never went to 4B’s either, though! Hot Star closed around 1999, and the building has been empty and an eyesore over 15 years.
I was recently talking about that building with friends, as we were talking about Wheeler’s- which was located to the west of the 4B’s building.. but I digress. I was saying that there were rumors a few years back, that they might put a Long John Silvers at the old 4B’s location; but in any case, whoever might move in, they would have to just rebuild that old beast of a building.
Low and behold- Something new IS coming! A KFC. OK, agreed, it’s not like everybody’s jumping up and down about a KFC... but they’re working on some new designs across the country, and this location is a great spot for what they have in mind. So, it might be cool! They will indeed be ‘scraping’ that old 4B’s down to the foundation and starting anew.
[Source: The Reporter-Herald]
In my opinion, that whole area, on the west side of Hwy 287 between 29th and 37th needs work. This KFC could be, what the city likes to say, a ‘catalyst’ for that stretch of town. Plus, there are a lot of folks who were bummed when that longtime KFC, off of Lincoln and Eisenhower, shut down a few years back. I foresee this KFC doing really well.
Even with Norm McDonald in the ads.