White Center businesses: Company Bar announces it’s closing

After five years, Company Bar in downtown White Center will close in two weeks, its proprietor Jesse Lovell just announced via this Facebook post:

Ok folks. Here goes. It has been an amazing five years serving this community, being a part of this community and growing with this community and I am endlessly grateful to all of you who have been a part of my life here at Company Bar in beautiful downtown White Center. I’m guessing you know where this is going, if you don’t know already, but it’s true, Company Bar is closing.

This has been an extremely difficult and painful decision for me to make, but it is the right choice for me and my daughter. Anyone who knows me understands that I have given this bar everything I have and more, but the circumstances of my life are such that I can’t give it everything it needs and it is time for me to step away. I am so proud of what we as a community have built here: our softball team, Rat City Recon, Rat City Royals, the concerts, the fundraisers, the art shows, the friendships formed, the eating and drinking and good times and all of the rock and roll. So much rock and roll. It has been a wild ride, to say the least, and it hurts my heart to walk away, but please trust that this is the right thing for me and the right thing for the bar.

I am currently considering some attractive offers and I’m confident that the right person or people will take the reins. February 29th will be our last day and I will do everything I can to facilitate a smooth transition for the bar to reopen quickly under new ownership. Until then, it will be business as usual. A huge thanks goes out to my fiercely loyal crew and together we are going to pack as much fun as we can into these next two weeks and we hope you join us in closing this chapter with a bang.

Love always,

Company opened to much acclaim in January 2011.

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3 Responses to “White Center businesses: Company Bar announces it’s closing”

  1. this is super disappointing news. guess Company had more in common with Feedback Lounge than I thought. :(

  2. Awww that is sad–good luck on your next move! I hope a new owner takes over.

  3. We are devastated. The best fries in town, that steak salad is the bomb, the cocktails are fabulous and the service is consistently excellent. A positive influence and institution in White Center for years. Running a small business is a huge commitment. Thanks for the 5 years. We’ll miss you all!!! (sniff, sniff)