The Country Bar is for sale

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At this point, it's unclear what the news means for the future of Country Bar.
The Country Bar, a Lyn-Lake institution for about two decades, is for sale.

Reached for comment this afternoon, owner Mike Wagner said he's "looking to get out of the business" and selling Country Bar's "name and assets."

The endearingly divey joint, known for its delicious chicken wings and raucous weekend atmosphere, was this year's winner of our "Best Dive Bar" award, and also topped our list of the top 10 dive bars in the Twin Cities.

News of the sale was first revealed in a Country Bar Facebook post:
The Country Bar is FOR SALE!! After 20 years of being a long lasting Lyn-Lake/Uptown Minneapolis land mark, this family business is on the market! Luckily for a new buyer, we are looking to move on to the next phase of life. This asking price is a steal and a great opportunity for someone who is looking to take over the best dive bar in the Twin Cities!
According to a posting on Coldwell Banker Commercial's site, the asking price is $329,000. The building housing Country Bar at 3006 Lyndale Avenue South isn't for sale, Wagner said.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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