CHEYENNE – Smile Doctors Orthodontics is planning a move to the former Steamboats Steak and Smokehouse building after the restaurant closed amid landlord disputes in April.
The building, located at 1947 Dell Range Blvd., has been vacant since failed contract negotiations between restaurant and building owners ended in Steamboats’ shutdown.
According to city planning documents, Smile Doctors Braces by Braces U, currently located at 4004 Laramie St., is expected to relocate once updates to the building’s interior are completed and a 10-foot-wide easement on the property is recorded.
The eight-chair office will accommodate roughly 12 employees.
Texas-based Smile Doctors LLC provides affordable orthodontics services for children, teenagers and adults, according to its website. It offers orthopedics, Invisalign and pediatric dentistry treatments, as well as free consultations, exams and X-rays.
Smile Doctors-affiliated practices are independently owned and operated, and licensed orthodontist Cory Coombs, also a Fort Collins, Colorado, practitioner, is listed as the project’s proprietor.
Neither Coombs nor his agent, Brad Emmons with AVI Engineering P.C., could be reached for comment about the project’s timeline or expected completion date.
The fate of Steamboats remains unknown. Members of the steakhouse’s business group, which owns and locally operates Sanford’s Grub and Pub downtown, have not yet decided whether to reopen in Cheyenne.
“I have not heard anything from other members about plans,” member Cathy Jarosh said. “There are really no updates yet.”
When owners announced the restaurant’s plans to close months ago, many expressed interest in finding a new location as soon as possible. It served American cuisine in Cheyenne for five years.
Chrissy Suttles is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s business and health reporter. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-633-3183. Follow her on Twitter at @chrissysuttles.
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