Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Savage

Noble Savage sign Downtown ShreveportNoble Savage right front doorNoble Savage Live Music Every Night signNoble Savage sign in window

It was the big white hand lettered sign that caught RRBJ's eye as we zoomed down Texas Street towards the river. Why did a square of paper block the entrance to Noble Savage Tavern? It said they were temporarily closed and to check their myspace for a future opening date.

What could cause this closure? It may have something to do with a story KTBS reported back in November. Interestingly, the tavern is located across the street from the statue of Huddie Ledbetter, a man who cut most disagreements short by waving a pistol or knife in the air.

Application for a liquor license in  Noble Savage windowChairs up on tables  Noble SavageNoble Savage sign
The hand lettered sign is now gone. In one of the windows a blue application for a liquor license is posted. RRBJ hopes that whatever happened to cause the closing of the tavern will be settled and the good music and ale will once again flow at 417 Texas Street. Chef Colby and the Noble Savage bring quite a bit to the downtown area as this article in the November 2000 NeonBridge points out.

On a completely unrelated note: Why is it the local television stations keep the links to their old stories live but the newspaper "deads" the link to older stories?

3 comments:

Doc said...

"On a completely unrelated note: Why is it the local television stations keep the links to their old stories live but the newspaper "deads" the link to older stories?"

So they can charge you for the archives. Charge you for it twice, you know. ;-)

Sucks about the Savage, but at least I know what to tell my members when they ask. Thanks for the info!

On a related note, I think my website members would love your blog. Would you be interested in having your RSS feed included on my local entertainment portal website?

Thanks,
Doc
www.wickedtickle.com

Kathryn Usher said...

Doc,
Thanks for stopping by. Sure, email me more info on what's involved with the RSS feed.

JaneDoughnut said...

I've also been wondering if the new smoking laws would hurt Savage. I know they've hurt Sully's. Stopped by there last week, to be one of three people in the place. It seems to be an exception could be made for these late night bar/eateries, or we may lose the Noble Savage, Sully's, and the Blind Tiger.