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Pete Turner on Illegal Pete's, Community, the Fort Collins Controversy and Pete's Kitchen

Pete Turner Illegal Pete's Six metro locations (with more to come) illegalpetes.com

Pete Turner never expected to wind up on the Drudge Report. But that's where he landed last week -- while he was dealing with an eleven-week-old baby, fighting a cold, moving the original Illegal Pete's that he'd opened in Boulder in 1995, and preparing to launch his seventh location, in Fort Collins. "It's been an interesting week, to say the least," croaks Turner, who lost his voice along the way.

It was the Fort Collins location that cost him his voice -- and threatens the name of the restaurant there.

See also: Illegal Pete's Taking Over Mama's Cafe Space