The once popular restaurant and saloon in the
Situated across the street from the Lamy Depot, the Legal Tender will serve mostly Americana-style fare and sandwiches Tuesdays through Saturdays, from
In more good news for chef
The real mission of the Legal Tender is to "serve up history with every meal," Goldgehn said. The restaurant shares the building with the
"The place has quite a bit of history," Goldgehn said. "Our real goal is to bring that alive for a lot of people."
People can visit the museum alone for
The Legal Tender space has been through a variety of owners, names and uses dating back to the late 1800s.
The last private owner,
For a couple of years, the Legal Tender drew visitors and locals alike to dine, drink and dance. The restaurant was run by volunteer waitstaff and had lots of local support, but it became a victim of its own success. In
When the Jednaks first announced they would close the restaurant, there was an outcry among loyal patrons. A crowd turned out to support the couple and petition to keep the eatery open. The couple and supporters filed a lawsuit in District Court and kept the restaurant running through the summer. But, the Jednaks said, the cost of the legal battle finally forced them to close Legal Tender for good. The case was later dismissed.
Goldgehn said the reborn Legal Tender will seat about 40 patrons in the bar and poker room. The dance hall will be reserved for special occasions and group rentals. Goldgehn said they're still working on an entertainment schedule.
Reservations are recommended, especially on weekends. Call 466-1650.
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