We just received the following message from Jimmy Madla, owner of Coobah that they are closing for good at the end of the summer. We will miss Coobah terribly, but we are all very excited for Jimmy\’s new adventure at Coalfire Pizza.
The end of an era and a bright new beginning.
Dear customers and friends,
As some of you know, our lease is coming to an end and we were negotiating a new lease at a different location in order to reopen in 2015.
After much reflection and soul searching I have decided to close Coobah permanently at the end of the Summer and cancel any immediate plans for relocation.
There are a few factors that lead to this decision, but the main reason is that I have partnered with the team behind Coalfire pizza and we are opening a second, larger location just up the street at 3707 N Southport.
I need to focus all my efforts on this new project and as much as I would like, I simply do not have the time or resources to take on a relocation of our beloved Coobah.
I’m so proud of what will end up being Coobah’s nearly 12 year run on Southport. A long stretch in this industry, and I owe it all to our wonderful customers and loyal staff. Thank you!
Speaking of loyal staff, you will see many of the same smiling faces at Coalfire, as most of Coobah’s staff will be transitioning with me. I am overjoyed to keep the Coobah family intact and continue our legacy of excellent food and service alive at Coalfire.
But until that happens, this is the time to celebrate a long, wonderful run and bid Coobah a fond farewell.
Our level of service and quality of food has never been better.
We will be most likely closing at the end of August so I invite you to come in and make sure Coobah does not go gently into that good night.
We’re planning some special events for customers to help us celebrate and reminisce about the many good times and great meals shared at Coobah.
Stay tuned for details.
Former employees, come in and enjoy 15% off your entire table’s check as a thank you for making Coobah such a success.
My staff and I look forward to seeing many of you come through the door in these next two months to help us send this old girl off in style.
I will be forever grateful to my family, customers and staff, whose support, loyalty and love through the years have made all of this possible.
My sincerest gratitude,