‘What did we do?’ Green chile-roasting family fights to keep lease after landlord terminates contract


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) — Update 9/20 10 a.m.: The Anglada family had until Sept. 25 to vacate their chile stand they’ve been running for three seasons.

They received an email on Friday from the Bowlero Corporation and their landlord that their lease was terminated.

Kathy Anglada reached out to us on Sunday, Sept. 19 and after her story aired at 10 p.m. she received an email at 7:31 a.m. on Monday from Brian Jones at Bowlero Corporate that read:

Please take this as notice of our decision to rescind the termination letter. Bowlero Corp will allow operation of the chili stand through the current term (November 2021). We appreciate your business and wish you continued success this season.

Bowlero Corp

Original Story 9/19 5 p.m.: A family-run chile stand in the Englewood area is being shut down by the business that owns the parking lot they sell from. 

Owner Kathy Anglada received notice via email leaving her no choice but to talk to FOX31.

As summer comes to an end, Anglada’s business is just heating up. 

Anglada has set up her tent in the same spot, at the AMF Bowling parking lot off Federal & Belleview, for the last three years.

“These guys have been great to me every year, always have good products and it’s as fresh as you can get,” said Josh Moss, a frequent customer. 

However, on Friday, Anglada got an email from her landlord that her contract had been terminated and they have to leave in five days. Now, Sept. 25 is the deadline for the Anglada family to be gone.

“They’re not giving us any reason, we asked if we can continue the season and they said no. We’re asking why? What did we do? Did something happen?” Anglada asked.

Anglada said relocating their roasters would be a lengthy process of re-permitting and re-licensing. 

“It’s a lot of some would say ‘red tape,’ it’s just a lot of precautions,” said Anglada. “We have to be safe, we have to have fire extinguishers, the fire marshal has to come out and check out the place.”

Many customers who love the heat of the peppers hope the bowling alley rethinks who they’re throwing into the fire. Meanwhile, Anglada’s faith is getting her through. 

“The Bible says, pray for your enemies. Right now, they’re trying to take our business from us,” Anglada said emotionally. “I just asked them all to pray for the owner of the facility, because right now they are our enemies.” 

FOX31reached out to Bowlero Corporate for their comment and got no response.

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