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This morning I got a note that the Timberline Restaurant in Denver International Airport is closing soon (exact date TBD). This restaurant is also considered a “lounge” accessible with a Priority Pass membership (available as a perk of many top credit cards).  I visited this a few months ago as part of a trip out to Colorado and had a great time

(SEE ALSO: Timberline restaurant review – Priority Pass Denver airport (DEN) lounge)

With a Priority Pass membership, you got $28 off the bill for you AND any guests you have on the card (which varies from 0 to unlimited, depending on your card).

More recently, The Timberline restaurant had started limiting to-go orders as well as the number of guests that you could bring on one card.

Timberline Restaurant in DEN closing

Yesterday, it was reported that the Timberline Restaurant in Denver airport is closing, effective today (February 28th).  I saw this on Doctor of Credit and One Mile at a Time, though it appears that the original source is the Denver Business Journal (paywall-ish)

My first thought was that all of “us” had driven the Timberline out of business with all of our $28, $56 and $84 meals.  That was kind of surprising because from what I had heard all of the restaurants in the Priority Pass network are being reimbursed nearly the entire $28 for each meal, which makes me think that it’s PP that is taking a bath on these types of deals.

Alas, it appears that the real answer is not as nefarious.   According to the DBJ,

The lease on the Smokin’ Bear Lodge Smoking Lounge, on Concourse C, ends Feb. 28.

The lounge is owned by Mission Yogurt, which also owns the restaurants next door, the Einstein Bros. Bagels and the Timberline Steaks & Grille, according to DIA.

The leases on the two restaurants also are ending soon, and the entire space will soon be a new restaurant, DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery said.

What remains to be seen is whether or not this new restaurant will take Priority Pass!


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