The Official Grand Opening Is This Weekend For New Eagle Bar
The Official Grand Opening Is This Weekend For New Eagle Bar.
It's a big weekend for a new bar in Eagle in a historic building. The Eagle Drug Store opened its doors in 1906, has been a predominant feature in our community since it opened, and has remained part of the history of Eagle and the Treasure Valley. The Eagle Drug Store, owned by L. B. Harris, a Pharmacist, was sold to an Idaho native, Orville Jackson, in 1922. Orville Jackson became the landmark it is today, with the original name and signage still intact after 100 years.
Orville Jackson saw himself "as both that of a pharmacist and a purveyor of locally needed supplies. Orville made a point of keeping track of what his customer wanted so that he might be able to keep those items in Stock," says an old walking tour brochure.
In May 1974, Orville Jackson sold the establishment to Wayne and Jane Crosby, who continued the legacy until 2006, when they retired.
This weekend with the same signage in the front of this historic building, it will now become The Old State Saloon. Their website is still mysterious, but their Facebook page gives us a look into the building and the soft opening they had last weekend.
The Old State Saloon will have plenty of live music and will be releasing a calendar of events soon, with plans on a kitchen opening up this summer. Serving local beers, wines, and liquor. This new concept in a historic building has the bones of something that will hopefully be around for another 100 years.