Two vibrant sisters and their husbands, Florence & Dave Vanberg and Lorraine and Swan Johnson, built the building in 1952 and named it the Chuck Wagon, a burger and malt shop with homemade pies--a successful endeavor. Notice the counter stools when you stop in... they are the original hand carved stools that Jill remembers being made by Swan and Dave.
The next memorable owner was Leona Barrons in the late sixties. She and her two children kept the successful place on a roll for many years. Always the place for breakfast on a Sunday morning for a "Sunday Morning Coming Down". Good food and all the gossip from the night before.
Then of course, Murray Self and the infamous "Murf the Surf's." A legend of its own. No more need be said. A great era.
Next notable was the partnership of Phil Bolton and Tony Thunker bringing the incredible edible homemade pizza! These guys were revolutionary in bringing live music to the bar.
These were the great building blocks for Jill Gustafson and Al Buick to build upon when purchasing the establishment in 2001.