Unpaid utility bill shutters El Rancho Grande
El Rancho Grande, the cafe and live music venue in Hampden, has been closed for the past several weeks due to an unpaid utility bill, according to owner Peter Schmader.
"We've got power issues," he said.
Since it opened in February of 2008, El Rancho Grande has never been about making money, Schmader said ...
"It wasn't supposed to be a flashy, high-rolling place," he said.
Schmader is holding benefit shows at other venues such as Golden West Cafe, hoping to raise enough money to get El Rancho Grande back in business.
"I've been putting everything into it," he said. "I still have hope."
(Photo courtesy of the venue)