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Cabana Jacks closing

Melissa Topey • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:40 PM

After 12 years at Columbus Avenue and Market Streets, Cabana Jacks is saying goodbye to downtown Sandusky.

“My wife Donna and I would like to thank everyone for patronizing us,” said owner Danny Sharp.

The building that houses Cabana Jacks — the old Jupiter store and later Bourbon Street, is being sold, Sharp said. Kha Bui, who used to help operate his family’srestaurant, Mekong, on Milan Road, is ready to set out on his own. He bought the building at 202 Columbus Ave. and plans to spend about six months remodeling before opening a new restaurant.

“We knew 12 years ago we were at the mercy of a landlord” Sharp said.

Sharp said he never had plans to buy the old building, and he has no regrets.

“I have met so many people and have seen it all. It’s been a great run,” Sharp said.    

The couple will take a break from being business owners until at least May before they even think about opening another business. If they do decide to open another bar, it will have a different theme from the vibe of Cabana Jacks, Sharp said. This weekend is the biggest, best and last party with everyone, and especially for former Cabana Jacks employees, one last time, to share memories, he said.

Friday’s happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. with free hors d’oeuvres. Some fan favorites will be on hand this weekend to send Cabana Jacks out. D.J. Randy will be on hand and doors open at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. the Treater Sweet band takes the big stage. “They have a heck of a singer,” Sharp said. Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Armstrong Bearcat, a three-piece band well known on the islands, performs. Then the Super Bowl will be on all of the bar televisions.

There will be draft beer specials and half-off all mixed drinks.

After the game, the entertainment will continue with karaoke with Johnny R.

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