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Former Bulldog Tavern closes, again

The former Bulldog Tavern has closed again, a year after reopening with a new name and a new owner.

In late 2011 the Bulldog, a popular Gonzaga University watering hole, was renamed the University Bar and Grill by owner Mary Livingston, who took over the tavern after a lease dispute led to the Bulldog’s closure. Spokane resident David Trefry and two partners own the Bulldog business name.

The tavern had been located at 1305 N. Hamilton for close to 65 years and provided a gathering spot for GU’s Kennel Club and Logan Neighborhood residents. At one time Livingston worked as the bar’s manager.

The business website Sunday morning said: “We want to thank the many, many loyal students, faculty and neighbors for making this a truly outstanding first and last year.”

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