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Sanctuary Pub announces new ownership


Beer taps at Sanctuary Pub.

Another fixture on the Iowa City scene is changing hands as 2017 draws to a close. On Sunday, Sanctuary Pub owner Daryl Woodson announced on Facebook that he is retiring from the S. Gilbert Street pub, which is famous for its wide selection of craft and international beers. Earlier this month, it was announced that a new owner is taking over Devotay at the beginning of the new year as well.

“What started out as ‘the least objectionable way to earn a living’ turned into a long fun ride,” Woodson wrote. But after 43 years at The Sanctuary, Woodson found “arthritis is making it difficult to even hold a beer glass, let alone pour a good stiff drink.” He added, “Everyone needs to know when it’s time to go (now if we could just convince Trump).”

Woodson explained Sanctuary “will continue under the stewardship of Aaron Jennings. Aaron worked here many years ago and intends to carry on the traditions that make The Sanctuary unique in Iowa City.” Jennings and Dave Stein are co-owners/operators of Mickey’s Irish Pub and Grill, and will co-own Sanctuary as well.

“My last night will be December 30th,” Woodson wrote, “but you’ll probably see me at the bar from time to time having an Old Rasputin.”


Comments:

  1. Woody, as usual, a day late and a stout short! I hope your retirement is all you dreamt it could be! Hoyt2, Class of ’72, or thereabouts…

  2. Best Wishes for you Woody!
    Anchor Steam & pizza fontina. Such memories, I thank you.
    Daniel cK ~ 1988

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