June 6, 2019 – Barton, WI – The former Long Branch Saloon in Barton is for sale…. again.
Adam Williquette, Broker and Owner of American Commercial Real Estate, listed the property this week for $425,000.
The parcel, 1800 Barton Avenue, last sold Feb. 9, 2018 to Boro Buzdum for $100,000.
In 2018 the property was listed through Re/Max United and Paula Becker. It was initially priced at $184,500 and eventually dropped to $139,000.
The property was last assessed at $242,200.
The local restaurant at the corner of Barton Avenue and Commerce Street closed in early 2016. Over the years the building went to a Sheriff’s sale and then got hung up in the system.
It was February 2018 when Buzdum appeared before the West Bend Licensing Committee for a Reserve Class B Combination License for Buzdum’s Pub & Grill in Barton.
West Bend Police Chief Ken Meuler documented a troubled past for Buzdum.
Click HERE to see the 8-page report.
Buzdum currently owns Buzdums Pub & Grill on Maple Road in Germantown.
Buzdum previously owned Sophia’s Pub and Eatery in the Dove Plaza in Slinger. That opened in June 2015 and has since closed.
In 2012 Buzdum purchased the former Players Pub & Grill and opened Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club on Highway 33 east in the Town of Trenton. That establishment opened in 2013 and closed a couple years ago.
In 2016 the West Bend Common Council did pass a cabaret ordinance which prohibits adult entertainment within the city limits.