Bob Sambol of Bob’s Steak & Chop House on Lemmon Files Chapter 11

Bob Sambol owner of Bob’s Steak & Chop House on Lemmon Avenue has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  “I’m filing for Chapter 11 with Bob’s,” said Sambol. “I’ve never recovered from my almost $2 million dollar loss in Denver and coupled with the downturn in the economy, it is what it is. It is the best thing for the restaurant.”

In November 2005, Sambol and former partner Bill Lennox opened a Bob’s Steak & Chop House at Cherry Creek North in Denver. It closed in 2007.

What does this mean? “The restaurant stays open, the employees and taxes get paid, but past bills are lumped together and renegotiated,” said Sambol. Bill Lennox, Sambol’s former partner and current owner of the Bob’s brand is on board with the move.

The filing for bankruptcy is not related to Sambol’s legal hassle with a former customer, Lee Thompson, Jr. “There’s no word on that,” said Sambol. “Nothing is going to be settled for 7 to 9 months.”

15 comments on “Bob Sambol of Bob’s Steak & Chop House on Lemmon Files Chapter 11

  1. No H/T to Fair Park for breaking the story and publishing a detail report?

  2. Hey Nancy,

    His last name is Lenox, not Lennox. You would think after 10 years of writing about Bob’s you could get that part right.

  3. He talked to Unfair Park yesterday, too, but they still beat you guys to the punch again.

  4. Cookingfresh,

    The spelling of a persons name is a factual matter, not opinion. It speaks to a journalists ability to report accurately.

  5. Sad state of affairs when a gold mine that was once Bob’s has been reduced to this.

  6. Just to be clear, Nancy Nichols isn’t a journalist. She’s a food critic with a gossip column. That’s why she keeps getting scooped.

  7. Thanks for the personality profile and clearing up my identity crisis, Mark. I feel so much better. Georgia, I talked to Bob and he asked me to wait until a specific time and I just honored my word. Maybe Unfair Park made a better deal.

  8. Geez people! Why do you think they turned the comments off of front burner?

  9. Hey Chuckle Heads! This blog is about Bob’s going to chapter 11, not a forum for you to Bag on Nancy. If you don’t like her, go to another blog site or I will meet you behind the gym after school and ……….your mom will not be happy.
    Have a great day Nancy and keep up the GREAT WORK!