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Former Bulldog tavern shut down by new owner; lasted one year to the day

A year to the day after Mary Livingston opened her University Bar and Grill in the former Bulldog hangout, the business closed its doors.

The business, at 1305 N. Hamilton Street, has a long history going back decades, when it was primarily the Bulldog Tavern and catered to the Logan neighborhood and Gonzaga University students.

Livingston bought the business and renamed it. Her business website noted that Saturday marked the one-year anniversary, as well as final call: “We want to thank the many, many loyal students, faculty and neighbors for making this a truly outstanding first and last, year," Livingston said. "We are going to miss all of you."

We intend to follow up and learn from her what her options are. As of a year ago, Livingston said she was buying the building from property owner Willard Quinn III.

The photo here shows Livingston outside and next to the bar's distinctive mural highlighting notable GU alumni.

Tom Sowa
Tom Sowa covers technology, retail and economic development and writes the Office Hours blog.