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October 27, 2021 Comments (0) Views: 592 Bars & Nightclubs, Business News, Gay News, Neighborhood News, News, Nightlife, Queer News, Seattle News, Snohomish County LGBTQ

Lumber Yard Bar Announces New Location…Snohomish County To Get New Gay Bar

The Lumber Yard Bar in White Center, has a new home at 9630 16th Avenue SW across the street from the original location destroyed by arson on July 5, 2021. Photo by Strangeways for SGS

All sorts of gay bar news to announce today including the official confirmation of something we’ve already discussed. Co-owner Nathan Adams Farrar just announced via social media that they’ve signed a lease for a new location for The Lumber Yard Bar and have begun work on remodeling the space.

For those of you out of the loop, The Lumber Yard Bar and several other businesses in White Center, Washington, the small community and suburb southwest of Seattle in unincorporated King County, was destroyed in an arson set fire early in the morning of July 5, 2021. The LGBTQ community rallied to help them rebuild in the weeks after the fire by contributing thousands of dollars to help them rebuild.

Later in July, we heard through the grapevine (by eavesdropping on conversations at a White Center BBQ joint) that Lumber Yard Bar owners were working on a deal to move the bar across the street from the original bar located on 16th Avenue SW. And, apparently that scuttlebut was right because today’s announcement confirms that the new location IS across the street from the old bar in a building that used to be occupied by an adult bookstore.

No word on when the bar will re-open.

Meanwhile, in other news revealed on social media, we learned that the owner of the former gay bar in Everett, Bar Myx, the far north Seattle suburb in Snohomish County, has signed a lease to open a new gay venue even further north up Interstate 5.

Bar Myx has been closed for several years. A new LGBTQ venue in Snohomish County would be greatly welcomed by the many LGBTQ+ people living in the county. Smokey Point is roughly 45 miles north of downtown Seattle and about 12+ miles from central Everett. The county and especially the areas along Interstate 5 have had considerable development in the last 15 years including the construction of casinos, hotels, outlet malls and an Amazon Fulfillment Center.

More on both stories as they develop.

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