Spearheading Southside gay bar to close after 27 years; buyer's identification a secret

  • Spearheading Southside gay bar to close after 27 years; buyer's identification a secret
  • Spearheading Southside gay bar to close after 27 years; buyer's identification a secret

    Chuck Cagle keeps in mind when Chuck's II was among just a handful of services in Chattanooga's Southside neighborhood when the gay bar at 27 W. Key St. opened up in 1994 on New Year's Eve.

    Currently, the area's growing real estate market will certainly place Chuck's II bankrupt. Cagle plans to shut on Oct. 22 due to the fact that he got an offer for the property \"that simply can not be declined.\"

    He declined to state how much he was offered for the block building and also adjoining crushed rock car park that, according to Hamilton Region Assessor of Residential or commercial property documents, Cagle purchased in 1992 for $66,000.

    Cagle doesn't understand the purchaser's identity because he was come close to by a representative from Realty Allies LLC.

    \" All I understand is it's a company below in town that possesses several resorts,\" Cagle said. \"I really don't know his name, because I'm dealing with a broker.\"

    Darlene Brown, the creator and bulk shareholder of Property Allies which is headquartered in the Loveman's structure downtown, said the customer was neighborhood. Yet she decreased to clarify.

    The customer has acted of usefulness research studies, she stated, yet hasn't made a decision whether to knock down the structure or renovate it for such use as condominiums.

    Brown stated the structure is stunning inside. Cagle said he has a home there. According to county building assessor documents, the building is about 2,880 square feet and sits on a 200-by-130-foot lot. It was constructed around 1900.

    Chuck's II is hidden in the back of the building with a patio area exterior. Events marketed on bench's Facebook web page include \"Drag Wars Chattanooga\" as well as \"The Southside Divas Disney Drag Show.\"

    \" I would call it an area bar,\" he said. \"It was a gay bar for a great deal of years. Currently, it's a large mix.\"

    Chuck's II revealed its Oct. 22 closure on its Facebook web page, which attracted a profusion of frustration from customers.

    \" I have not composed my mind yet,\" he stated. \"There's a possibility. But after that, I do not know.\"

    Bench's very first place remained in a former pastas residence on Market Street throughout from the Chattanooga Choo Choo, he claimed. The bar has actually stayed in business for 27 years in between both locations.

    Cagle stated he's going to hold a fundraiser on the Chuck II's final evening in business for individuals coping with HIV. Cagle claimed he and also a country and western dancing club hold the fundraiser two times a year.

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