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Wayward Lamb closing this weekend

A popular business in downtown Eugene is closing its doors.

Posted: Jan 30, 2018 10:18 AM
Updated: Jan 30, 2018 5:54 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A popular pub in downtown Eugene is closing soon.

The owner of the Wayward Lamb made the announcement Monday night on the bar's Facebook page.

In the post, Colin Graham wrote, "It's been a privilege to be a part of this community and to get to know so many of you. I'm a wiser person for it." Graham goes on to say, "I've decided that the time has come to end my journey."

The post gives no explanation as to why they are closing.  KEZI 9 News reached out to Graham but he declined to comment on the closure.

KEZI spoke with Oblio Stroyman, the executive director of Transponder, a non-profit organization that supports the trans and gender diverse community. He said the bar was a safe place for many, and will leave a huge hole in the Eugene community.

"Queer dedicated spaces are really essential, we are not all one,” Stroyman said. “It is not a level playing field, we don't feel safe in all areas of the town especially where there's intoxication happening."

The owner of Cowfish wants to reassure people that many downtown businesses will continue to open their doors to anyone and everyone.

"There are people that are working to make downtown a safe place for everybody and we're going to continue to strive to do that," Shawn Difiore said.

Wayward Lamb opened up three years ago and will be closing its doors Saturday, Feb. 3.


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