Thursday, March 05, 2009

Historic Grass Valley bar in danger of closing

HOLBROOKE HOTEL by Keith Hopkins. The Artist's rendition of the old Grass Valley landmark the Holbrooke Hotel. Rendered in watercolor, the original is 14x20, with the essence of Color and expressive detail bring this piece to life.

A plaque on the outside of the Holbrooke Hotel describes how the bar of the hotel has been in continuous operation since 1852, when it opened as the Golden Gate Saloon. The Holbrooke, which includes a restaurant and a catering business, employs 38 people and is a popular meeting place.

The Holbrooke Hotel includes the Golden Gate Saloon, said to be the oldest continually operating bar west of the Mississippi. It is likely to close unless a buyer comes forward, a co-owner says.

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