John & Zeke’s building has been sold
The building housing John & Zeke’s Bar, a Healdsburg institution since 1933, has been sold to Samuel Young, a part-time Healdsburg resident and owner of the Kozy Kar Bar in San Francisco. Young said he plans to continue operating a bar in that location, 111 Plaza St., at the end of the plaza.
“It’s iconic,” he said. “I plan to keep it exactly the same.”
He does not plan to renew the current proprietor’s lease when it expires in Sept. 2013, however.
Healdsburg resident Neal Cronin, who bought the historic bar 14 years ago, said he plans to relocate in another Healdsburg location.
“John & Zeke’s has long been involved in the community, supporting local charities and just being a part of what makes Healdsburg a great town,” Cronin said, “so, of course, we’re going to stay right here.”
John & Zeke’s has the atmosphere of a neighborhood bar but also attracts tourists with a 20-foot shuffle board table, pool tables and several big screen TVs.