After nearly 30 years, Telly’s Charburgers will serve customers for the last time at its Bouquet Canyon Road location on Sunday before moving to its new location on Plum Canyon.
“This final month has been so emotional, because we’ve been here for 29 years,” said owner Cynthia Koutes-Hardy. “We know everyone and everyone knows us. We’ve cried with the customers, but we’re trying to keep a positive note because we will have a new store.”
Last year, the company announced it would relocate to Skyline Ranch Plaza, a new, mixed development on the corner of Plum Canyon Road and Skyline Ranch Road. This came after a Starbucks took over ownership of Telly’s current place in Sutter Point Plaza.
But, it’s a win-lose situation, said Koutes-Hardy.
“We’re leaving this place, but we’re moving to a new, larger place,” she said. “We outgrew our kitchen 15 years ago. We’ll be moving from a 1,700-square-foot location to a 2,500-square-foot place with new equipment that will help expedite orders, and we will have larger seating and offer breakfast all day.”
The Telly’s owner said she’s confident customers will continue to support the business after their relocation.
“People are telling us over and over that they support us and will be there with us throughout the journey. The community support has been phenomenal.”
While it’s too soon to know when the new Telly’s will open, the Skyline Ranch Plaza project is expected to be completed by the end of the year, according to John Cserkuti, executive vice president of NAI Capital, the commercial leasing broker for the project.
The restaurant is scheduled to close its doors Sunday at 3 p.m.