Pour House ends Thanksgiving meal tradition | PostIndependent.com

Pour House ends Thanksgiving meal tradition

A sign in the window announces the closure.
Will Grandbois / Post Independent |

For decades, Carbondale’s Pour House has been open every day of the year but Christmas and the day after Mountain Fair. This year, the list expands to include Thanksgiving, ending a long tradition of free turkey and trimmings to all comers.

“We’ve done this for 30 years and, like all good things, this too must end,” said Skip Bell, manager of the bar and restaurant on “the sunny side of Main Street” in Carbondale. “It’s time the kitchen and wait staff got to enjoy holiday with their families.”

Bell founded the tradition to serve people who didn’t have a place to go on Thanksgiving, and viewed it as a way of giving back to a supportive community.

Carbondale has more than doubled in size since then and, given the success of its first annual town potluck, it’s possible that another person or organization will take up the cause next year. If that happens, Bell says the Pour House will be happy to find a way to support it.

In the meantime, the Fraternal Order of Eagles #215 in Glenwood Springs will continue dishing up its Thanksgiving meal.

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