This morning the final OK came to allow the new owners, Chris and Sylvia, to open this famous saloon again. As we would expect, people have been dropping in all day. Somehow people know. It’s part of the magic.
Inside, you’ll see a few changes. The bar has been moved around to be more practical and inviting, and the atmosphere is warm. There are three TV screens now, so it will be easier to watch a game – they’re not dominating though. It’s still the same old Coalmont Hotel.
They will be open at noon, 7 days a week. Closing time will be 10pm, though much later on weekends. Chris and Sylvia have more plans and we’ll report on those in a future story. Right now they’ll just play it by ear until they see how the business comes back. Judging from today’s showing, it looks like they will soon be doing well. §