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Joe Downtown: Bunkhouse Saloon closing for 60 days for ‘repositioning’

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Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

The Bunkhouse Saloon is seen Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Map of The Bunkhouse Saloon

The Bunkhouse Saloon

124 S. 11Th Street, Las Vegas

Beginning July 1, the Bunkhouse Saloon will close for 60 days, giving time for Downtown Project investors who purchased the property time to refresh the space.

Michael Downs, Downtown Project executive vice president of operations, said Bunkhouse employees would be given opportunities to work for the Downtown Project during the closure and return to the Bunkhouse when it reopened.

Downs said the Bunkhouse, 124 S 11th St., would be “repositioned” for the downtown market, which is changing as development creeps east along Fremont Street toward 11th Street.

After Downtown Project purchased the Gold Spike casino a few months ago, the venue reopened without gaming and smoke-free. Downs said the Bunkhouse, too, would lose its bar-top gambling machines and also would be smoke-free.

Downtown Project investors purchased the property, which includes another building and a parking lot on 0.33 acres, in January for $1.4 mllion.

A long-time local dive that serves bar food coveted among tavern aficionados, the Bunkhouse also is host to many types of live-music performers. Details on how the venue might alter its musical menu, if at all, were not immediately available.

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