This past March, I reported on the closure of Conway's Red Top's 1526 S. Nevada Ave. location.
At the time, Kidwin Qualey, human resources manager and grandchild of company founder N.F. Conway, cited economic reasons for the closure.
Where there were once six locations in the family burger dynasty, we were down to three, but on Friday, the company posted on Facebook:
Saturday 7/28 will be the last day of business for Fillmore and Carefree locations. You still have one week to get one of the best burgers ever at our Circle Drive location. Thank you to all of our loyal customers. Stop by to purchase a menu for $5.00 and keep a piece of Colorado Springs History.
Our call to Conway's business office have not yet been returned for formal confirmation of all this news, so we cannot say whether there is anything more to the closures than the aforementioned economic woes that shuttered the Nevada Avenue store.
Former president Jim Conway did depart from the family business earlier this year, leaving Dan and Pat Conway and three silent partners in charge of three remaining stores.
One thing that any casual observer can easily note is the increase in burger competition here and in virtually all major markets of the U.S.
And that's to say nothing of all the fast-food burger chains, beyond the gourmet ones.
We'll update this blog as we receive more news.