Owners of Ballard’s Copper Gate (6301 24th Ave NW) announced today that they have sold the business and that subsequently the popular restaurant and bar will close on July 1. The locally based new owners are planning a new concept and will reopen the venue with a different name.
“We enjoyed serving people for seven years. It’s been a good run,” says the owners of Copper Gate. “We would like to thank our loyal customers, our staff, the musicians who performed at our space, and Ballard for having us. We had a great time having the place and we wish the new owners the best.”
The Copper Gate was originally established in 1946 and was operated by an infamous red haired burlesque performer who reportedly bartended sans clothes. The bar was then resurrected in 2006 by the current owners in the same space that it was founded. The decor, popular food, live music and unique entertainment that featured over the last seven years payed homage to those original roots of the Copper Gate.
Celebrations will be held everyday from 5 p.m. until the the final last call on June 30. All are welcome to join the festivities, as long as you are over 21, and the events will be posted on the Copper Gate’s Facebook page.
The My Ballard team will head down to celebrate and reminisce before the closure next month. Stay tuned for more in the coming week.