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Ziggy's to change ownership, possibly also change name PDF Print E-mail
Written by JORDAN CRAVENS Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 09:15
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Bob Everhart poses behind the bar at Ziggy Zoomba’s. He’s selling the establishment after owning it for 17 years. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
A mainstay of Bowling Green's bar lineup is changing ownership and likely changing names.
Ziggy Zoomba's, 300 E. Wooster St., is being sold to new owners. The real estate closing is planned for Monday.
Tentative plans call for the venue to continue operating for a while under the Ziggy's name, but eventually both the name and the interior will be changed.
"I think the people who will be most disappointed are alumni. People who this was 'their bar,'" said owner Bob Everhart.
"Some people may come back here for Homecoming in the fall and they will see that the sign isn't here anymore and the interior is different," he said.
Everhart bought Ziggy's 17 years ago from Chip Myles. Back then, the establishment was a family restaurant.
He named the bar after Bowling Green State University's unofficial fight song "Ay Ziggy Zoomba."
"I always said if I had the opportunity to own a sports bar, that would make a great name," he said.
During his tenure, Ziggy's became well-known for its food specials, "shot wheel," and beer served out of Mason jars.
But after more than 30 years in the bar business, including time spent as former manager of Uptown/Downtown and as owner of the former Gargoyles, Everhart is ready to tap out.
The decision to sell Ziggy's, he said, is something he has been thinking about for a while.
"I am thankful to the community for all of its support," Everhart said. "A lot of regulars have come and gone over the years.".
After passing over ownership, Everhart said he will consider himself "semi-retired." He plans to venture into online memorabilia and collectibles sales.
 

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