C1C2 Takes Possession Of High Elevation Restaurant

Signs posted on the doors of High Elevation this morning declaring that the landlord has taken possession of the restaurant. Courtesy photo

Notice of property seizure. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Signs have been posted on the doors of High Elevation this morning declaring notice that the landlord C1C2 Investments, LLC has taken possession of the restaurant. Owner Brian Appell could not be reached for comment.

Appell opened the eatery last October at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. He brought plenty of experience to the venture as he also owned the Bandelier Grill at 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock and owns Los Ojos Restaurant & Saloon in Jemez Springs and the Ridgeback Cafe in La Cueva on the turnoff to Fenton Lake.

He told the Los Alamos Daily Post last fall that he was hoping to beat the odds and enjoy success in his new space, which didn’t prove to be the case for others in recent years. The Manhattan Project restaurant lost its appeal in bankruptcy court and closed down May 13, 2015. Its predecessor the Dixie Girl only lasted a couple of years before selling and before that the Central Avenue Grill ended up bankrupt.

“I know that there have been restaurants that haven’t been successful in this space but I really intend to do everything possible to make this a place that the community loves to frequent,” Appell said at the time.

Attorney Jeremy R. Jones who is representing the landlord has not yet returned a request for comment.