More than a month after the Golden Cavvy closed, the building at 538 Yampa Ave. will reopen as The Baker House for a cocktail hour and open house. Although the kitchen isn't ready to reopen yet, manager Bill Guess told Craig City Council Tuesday night opening the kitchen is part of new management's plan.

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More than a month after the Golden Cavvy closed, the building at 538 Yampa Ave. will reopen as The Baker House for a cocktail hour and open house. Although the kitchen isn't ready to reopen yet, manager Bill Guess told Craig City Council Tuesday night opening the kitchen is part of new management's plan.

Baker House Bar & Grill open house set for Friday

Craig City Council approves liquor license transfer from Golden Cavvy

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What: Baker House Bar & Grill open house and cocktail hour

When: Noon to close, cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m.

Where: The Baker House Bar & Grill, formerly the Golden Cavvy, at 538 Yampa Ave.

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“It may end up being a mad house and with any luck I won’t have time to talk much. But Harley, Tina, Jackie and myself will do our best to give our warmest welcome to all that enter The Baker House.”

Bill Guess, a manager of The Baker House Bar & Grill, about an open house and cocktail hour scheduled to take place Friday at the restaurant, the old Golden Cavvy building, 538 Yampa Ave.

An establishment formerly known as the Golden Cavvy is set to re-open Friday for an open house and cocktail hour under its new name The Baker House Bar & Grill.

Bill Guess, one of The Baker House managers and son of building owner Harley Guess, said the doors at 538 Yampa Ave. are scheduled to open beginning at Noon Friday for an open house. A cocktail hour, featuring homemade red and green chili, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m.

Guess said The Baker House would remain open as long as people are inside the building.

“It may end up being a mad house and with any luck I won’t have time to talk much,” Guess said. “But Harley, Tina, Jackie and myself will do our best to give our warmest welcome to all that enter The Baker House.”

Whether or not Friday’s event would be a reality depended on Guess receiving the city’s blessing Tuesday by way of Craig City Council approval of a temporary liquor license transfer from the old Golden Cavvy.

Before the vote council member Don Jones asked if the transfer request was simply to reopen the bar or if Guess also had plans to reopen the restaurant.

“We’re still working on trying to get the kitchen cleaned up to pass health inspections,” Guess said. “It was far worse than we imagined when we took possession of the building, but yes that (reopening the restaurant) is part of my goal.”

Approval quickly seemed like a certainty as each council member in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting voiced their excitement about the new venture.

“I appreciate you moving forward with this and getting it back up and running,” council member Ray Beck said. “I think it has significant history, but it’s also a great gathering place for the community.”

Council unanimously approved the request by a vote of 5-0.

Council members Jennifer Riley and Joe Bird were absent from Tuesday’s meeting.

Joe Moylan can be reached at 875-1794 or jmoylan@craigdailypress.com.

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