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From staff reports
After almost a quarter-century in business, Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse is closing.
The final day of serving drinks will be Aug. 26, said Kirk Keupp, one of the owners of the bar at 3609 S. Western Ave.
JL Beers, which is on the east side of the building, will remain open. Fargo-based JL Beers Inc. owns Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse, and the Borrowed Bucks in Fargo and Bismarck, N.D., aren’t closing, Keupp said.
“We just decided we want to focus on new ideas for Sioux Falls,” he said. “We own the building and don’t know what we’ll put there. … It’s been a great location for 25 years.”
Keupp indicated that the owners are looking at opportunities across the city, too.
“We’re just exploring the possibilities of what we might do in Sioux Falls.”
In addition to JL Beers, which has a dozen locations in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota, some of the partners in the ownership group are involved in other concepts, Keupp said. One of those restaurants is Vinyl Taco, which is in Fargo and opening next in Grand Forks, N.D.
Borrowed Bucks opened in January 1993 as a country music saloon.
“The roots of the the bar haven’t changed in 25 years,” Keupp said, although it does play other types of music now, too. But it still offers country line dancing lessons every Saturday afternoon.
Keupp said there will be celebrations every day until the closing. On that day, the bar will open at noon, with the final countdown party starting at 7 p.m.
After almost a quarter-century in business, Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse is closing, but the owners are looking at other opportunities for Sioux Falls.