YAKIMA, Wash. — Need weekend plans? Or New Year’s plans?
Well, here’s one option: visiting Bob’s Keg & Cork one last time before the popular downtown Yakima pub closes for good.
The pub at 27 N. Front St. will close on New Year’s Eve, owner Bob Hargreaves said. He will then spend the next several weeks selling the pub’s equipment and furniture.
Hargreaves, who opened the pub 15 years ago, announced his plans to close last month. Hargreaves, 67, said that it was time to retire.
When I caught up with him this afternoon on the phone, I could already hear a loud crowd in the background. Hargreaves said he’s had the chance to see a steady stream of customers, including many he had not seen for a long time.
But he said he is excited about moving on.
“I will miss all the people here, but I’ve been ready for this,” he said. “I’m ready to take it easy.”