Sun Sets on Billy Miner's Saloon

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, Oct 1, 2010  |  Updated 11:07 PM CDT
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Sun Sets on Billy Miner's Saloon

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The sun will set on a longtime staple of dining in Sundance Square Thursday.

Billy Miner's Saloon announced in August that the owner, Peggy McMullin, will retire from the restaurant business after 27 years and close her landmark restaurant.

The restaurant, named after a real-life train robber/folk hero, will close on Sept. 30.

“My husband Dick and I poured ourselves into Billy Miner’s and we have been so thankful for the support of Fort Worth and Sundance Square,” said Peggy McMullin, in a news release. “Since my husband passed away, I have been considering the right time to retire. I am ready to leave the restaurant business and slow down.”

The restaurant opened long before the 35-block entertainment district known as Sundance Square was redeveloped into the destination area that it's become today.  Through the years, Billy Miner's has thrived offering Texas-sized burgers, cold beer and Billy's famous steak sandwich.

“We are proud that Billy Miner’s Saloon has been an anchor in Sundance Square for nearly three decades,” said Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of Sundance Square. “Dick and Peggy McMullin opened the restaurant at a time when downtown Fort Worth was being revitalized and they helped build a base for people to gather. We are saddened to see the restaurant close, but we will cherish the memories of Billy Miner’s Saloon. We wish Peggy well and thank her for a great run in Sundance Square.”

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