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 myspacefor 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.
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?
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010