October 20, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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Built on lease of Iconic Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall

A "For Lease" sign is seen on the iconic Ranchman

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An epic Calgary restaurant and club may be hanging on the saddle.

An MLS list Posted on Saturday by Calgary Realtor Rob Campbell for Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall building at 9615 McLeod Trail SE, announcing the property is available for lease “for the first time in history”.

Two lease signs also appear outside the 17,000-square-foot Calgary watering hole. A sign reads “Temporarily Closed” and the business’s phone line is not active.

Ranchman Calgary was synonymous with Western culture on April 27, 1972, almost 50 years ago.

To the south of the Monkleed Trail is the iconic Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dance Hall with the “For Lease” sign. Saturday, September 19, 2020. Brendan Miller / Postmedia Brendan Miller / Postmedia

The famous country nightclub Calgary attracts a large number of people during and after the Stampede. It has been named the Canadian Country Music Association’s “Country Club of the Year” 11 times.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Ranchman’s doors to close temporarily on March 17, and has been closed ever since. Ranchman and other nightclubs will not be allowed to reopen until the 3rd stage of Alberta’s reunion.

The ownership of the venue was recently acquired in 2017 by Calgary Bar Sean Maine Doug Raspberry along with a group of local business owners.

Ranchman did not immediately reach out to representatives to comment.

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