Good-bye to a Durango favorite

Shawn Fergusson, left, says good-bye to Randy Burton, owner of Randy’s restaurant on College Drive. Monday was Burton’s last day of owning the restaurant, which was open for 27 years. Fergusson is a former Randy’s employee. “I do not have any plans right now,” Burton said. “I’ve been going 100 miles an hour for the past years, and it was the right time to sell the business. I’m going to take some time to relax and travel, I’ll still be in Durango.” The restaurant will be closed for several weeks and reopen under new ownership and a new name: “6512 Restaurant and Lounge.” Chris Forrest and Sam Beardsley are the new owners. Enlargephoto

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Shawn Fergusson, left, says good-bye to Randy Burton, owner of Randy’s restaurant on College Drive. Monday was Burton’s last day of owning the restaurant, which was open for 27 years. Fergusson is a former Randy’s employee. “I do not have any plans right now,” Burton said. “I’ve been going 100 miles an hour for the past years, and it was the right time to sell the business. I’m going to take some time to relax and travel, I’ll still be in Durango.” The restaurant will be closed for several weeks and reopen under new ownership and a new name: “6512 Restaurant and Lounge.” Chris Forrest and Sam Beardsley are the new owners.