If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of Colorado history, here’s your chance. The legendary Bucksnort Salon in Pine is up for sale.
The $700,000 list price includes the iconic bar and restaurant, as well as four lots, according to Bill Downes, owner and chief broker of Evergreen Commercial Group. According to him, three sites are adjacent to the building, and one is a separate site used for overflow parking. Saloon owners LJ and Cathy Weller could not be contacted for comment.
Bucksnort started as a store in the late 1800s and was later converted to a bar, though it’s not known exactly when, according to a previous report from The Denver Post. But since then, the place has become a popular stop for motorcyclists crossing the Front Range, as well as a host of other passers-by who want to travel back in time while enjoying a hamburger and beer.
It’s unclear if the dollar bills adorning nearly every inch of walls and ceiling left by visitors over the century will pass on to new owners.
“There should be $10,000 bills on the walls and ceiling,” Downes said.
Given the building’s age – it was built in 1920, according to the Evergreen Commercial Group – buyers should be aware that it may need some repairs. Bucksnort is currently closed for septic upgrades, Downes said. The list price includes the upgrade, or permission to complete it if the owners make a deal before construction is completed, he said.
“Snort is still snort, there is nothing like it. It’s unusual and unique for the Front Range,” Downs said, adding that he’s already received several calls from potential buyers. “We need someone with a younger energy to bring Snort back to the way we’re all used to.”
While you’re on the lookout for iconic roadside spots, the Coney Island boardwalk at Bailey is also still up for sale.
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