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Buckaroo closing? Moving?

By Athima Chansanchai · July 29th, 2010 · 17 Comments

We – I – haven’t seen the signs, but readers are e-mailing us with reports of seeing signs/flyers on Fremont Avenue North announcing the imminent closure and moving of Buckaroo Tavern from its longtime home at 4201 Fremont Ave. N.

Buckaroo Tavern
Photo credit: Kurt Schlosser

Those getting off the No.5 bus at 41st Street and Fremont Avenue North have seen signs that state that the landlord refused to renew their lease and they will be closing on September 17.

Another reader sent us a link to a blog that has a lot of information we have not verified yet; but if what he writes is accurate, then the Buckaroo will continue to live, but down at the bottom of the hill.

According to its history:

The Fabulous Buckaroo Tavern was established in 1938, on the ground floor of a two-story building that was built in 1908. Between 1908 and 1938 a butcher shop and a grain store amongst other businesses operated in this location. The current owners (Keith & Donna Morey) bought The Fabulous Buckaroo Tavern in 1984, and are only the third owners of this tavern since 1938.

What are you hearing, readers?

We’ll try to find out more for you, too.




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