As suspected, Buckaroo Tavern will close its doors on Fremont Ave. after 72 years in the neighborhood, confirms our partners at the Seattle Times.
The owner, Donna Morey, says the tavern’s lease was not renewed, but her grandson is exploring options to reopen elsewhere in the neighborhood later this year. In the meantime, a liquor license in the tavern’s window explains that a new restaurant called Nils-Sila Pub will be opening at the location soon. Buckaroo’s last day is September 17th.
“Devasted,” writes Leanne in a comment in our earlier post. “I appreciate the willingness for the Buckaroo owners to want to reopen the bar somewhere is Fremont, but it won’t be the same. The atmosphere in the tavern is what made it so special.” (Thanks everyone for your tips.)