The owner of The Globe Bar & Kitchen and The Blind Buck is selling the businesses, citing the need to focus on personal matters.
Owner Scott Wilburn has listed the two businesses at 204 N. Division St. with NAI broker Black John Powers for $600,000.
“It has been a challenge to operate a bar/nightclub/restaurant business for the past two years, but the business has remained open, bringing prosperity and hope to the community during these trying times,” Wilburn said in a statement. SMS.
“During this time, our families (have) suffered setbacks that now require a reprioritization of time and attention to personal matters, which have been put on the back burner while trying to keep the business going,” he said. he continued. “It is mainly for these reasons that we have to leave the company.”
Both businesses will remain open until a buyer is found, Wilburn added.
The NAI Black listing says the 3,870-square-foot Globe Bar & Kitchen and 1,200-square-foot Blind Buck have a “high volume sales history” and are located in “one of Spokane’s finest restaurants and bars.” . .”
According to the list.
Wilburn changed the Globe’s concept from bar and nightclub to an all-inclusive LGBTQ+ friendly restaurant in September 2020, allowing it to remain in operation while providing a safe dining experience for guests during the pandemic.
Before the pandemic, The Globe generated significant revenue through the sale of alcohol after 10 p.m.
Had it not pivoted to a new concept, revenues would have been “almost zero” due to coronavirus-related capacity and nightclub operating restrictions in effect two years ago, Wilburn told The Spokesman – Review in 2020.
The Globe is adjacent to The Blind Buck, a speakeasy-style gay bar also owned by Wilburn. The two establishments, which share a kitchen, expanded their food menus and added brunch in 2020.
The Globe and its various incarnations have been in operation for over two decades.
Denise Tritt and Martin Shearer opened the Globe Bar & Grille in the Division Street space that once housed Bountiful National Foods in 1999, according to newspaper records.
The Globe Bar & Grille closed in 2012. James Fountain, Ryan Bates and Dianna Dahlgren took over ownership of the space in 2015 and renamed it The Globe Bar & Kitchen. The trio also possessed the Blind Buck.
Wilburn acquired the Globe and Blind Buck in 2017 and turned it into a restaurant by day and a bar by night, in addition to making various upgrades to the space before changing the concept in 2020.