Boomers, closed 3 years, for sale or rent

Chet Allen isn’t going to reopen Boomers Nightclub & Restaurant at 436 Main St. But he hopes someone else will.

Allen said Sunday he decided to rent or sell the building and has posted a listing with Bray Real Estate and Bray Property Management.

Allen owned and operated Boomers until 2008, when he sold it to Mary and Carson Cross. The Crosses returned the business to Allen three years ago. It hasn’t been open since.

Allen planned to reopen the bar in the summer of 2010 but decided not to after he was approached by local mortgage banker Beau Bradley. Bradley entered a lease with Allen and planned to open an upscale venue in the building called Six Nightclub. The lease agreement fell apart in spring 2011, after Bradley had already started numerous renovation projects and left them undone.

The 116-year-old building was left with exposed bathroom pipes, unfinished steps that were not up to code, and a dirt pit where the dance floor used to be, among other unfinished alterations. Allen moved forward with renovation plans to get the bar back in shape to either re-open it as Boomers or rent it to another establishment.

In his mid-60s, Allen says he’s burnt out from the remodeling project, which leaves the building with a new stage, elevated seating area, two bars and a walled-off lounge by the bar’s front windows.

“The remodel is done. The liquor license is behind the bar already. We could open today if we had the gumption,” Allen said.

According to the Bray listing, the building is for sale for $1.3 million. A lease would come with a $6,000 per month rental cost, according to Bray.


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