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Phil Long, partners buy Chophouse restaurants

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Phil Long, longtime Vail Village apres ski performer and business owner, and his partners have reached a deal to buy the Vail and Beaver Creek Chophouses.

VAIL — The Vail and Beaver Creek Chophouse restaurants have been sold to longtime local business owner and performer Phil Long and his partners.

Long and partners Daniel and Stacy Roemer bought the restaurants last week from Group 970 owner Brian Nolan and will take over ownership and operation Aug. 20.

Nolan has owned and operated the Chophouse restaurants since 1999, He said it is time for a new adventure. Group 970 recently opened two restaurant locations in New Braunfels, Texas, and is considering new opportunities both in Colorado and out of state.

About Long

Phil Long started playing music at the Red Lion in the heart of Vail Village during the 1987-88 ski season. In 2000, Long became a partial owner of the restaurant and bar. Long also looks to open Red Octave Kitchen & Bar in Denver, serving up food and live music, this month.

Stacy and Dan Roemer have been coming to the Vail Valley for over 20 years. In 2003, they became property owners. Their group, Roemerado LLC, focuses on real estate, commodities and other sectors. This is their first business investment in the Vail Valley.

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Long will be bringing his music to the restaurants, expanding the experience to both Lionshead and Beaver Creek.

"It will be a thrill to welcome skiers off the slopes in both Vail and Beaver Creek with my music; and I am honored to own and operate these two amazing locations along with my partners Dan and Stacy Roemer," Long said in a press release. "I can't wait to introduce my friends and customers to my new live entertainment home."