Asheville's earliest gay bar,'s, has new possession

O.Henry's, 237 Haywood St., has brand-new owners. Previous owners Jim Haggerty as well as Kevin Austin sold the establishment to Derick Boyd who had been a lead bartender at the bar.

  • Asheville's earliest gay bar,'s, has new possession
  • Asheville's earliest gay bar,'s, has new possession's, developed in 1976 as well as currently located at 237 Haywood St. in Asheville has altered hands. The previous proprietors, Jim Haggerty and Kevin Austin have owned the popular bar given that August 2011. Together they have actually totally updated and brought brand-new life to the future bar bringing it back to its former glory. A pleasant, informal gathering place that citizens and also site visitors have been drawn to for years.

    O. Henry's obtains its origin from what was when an area lunch caf\u00e9 in midtown Asheville that was \"Gay Pleasant\" seen by the neighborhood gay community back in the late 60's. Now in its present place at 237 Haywood Street it has increased to what is's today.

    \" We are extremely pleased to have had the possibility to rejuvenate this regional meeting place and also repay to the Asheville LGBTQ area.\" \"We are simply moving into our retirement as well as making plans for what might be following. A prolonged holiday for sure, however we 'd truly such as to reveal our thanks to everyone that has actually assisted in the process to bring's to what it is now and also with their continued support where it will be in the future,\" specified Austin and also Haggerty.

    The new owner Derick Boyd, regional to Asheville, will certainly assume operations on February 3, 2014. Boyd has actually been a lead Bartender of's, as well as has actually spent a big remedy of his job in the hospitality sector.

    \" I am proud to be the torch holder of this vital part of our Asheville Community. I will endeavor to provide Asheville and also all surrounding areas with a facility that embraces fond memories of old and new experiences for the future,\" stated Boyd.

    WOW ...' t think they marketed the place! They did a terrific task transforming it around ... as well as looked like wonderful people. Best of good luck to the new owner