Since 1946, visitors and residents to McCall ducked into the Forresters Club to warm up on a cold winter night. Or cool off on a warm summer one.
The businesses current owners listed it for sale.
The club, its liquor license, the real estate, and fixtures could fetch just shy of a million dollars according to a listing on BizBuySell.
The huge 6,000 square foot building includes one of McCall’s two primary late-night hot spots, with room for more than 350 people.
Forresters, named in honor of a big base of the club’s 1940s-era patrons in McCall’s booming logging industry, changed ownership a number of times over the decades. In recent years, the club offered karaoke, live music and bar games along Lake St. in Downtown McCall.
” Sale includes liquor license and fully turnkey bar,” the listing pitches. “Also possible 2 bedroom apartment upstairs with some lake views. This property and business has (sic) great potential. Rare opportunity to own a piece of McCall history.”
It’s the latest in a rash of McCall food and drink businesses to hit the market, change hands or close. The Pancake House, which first went up for sale in 2019 is still listed. Si Bueno Mexican Grill closed last fall. The Anchor restaurant closed in favor of Jasmine + Ginger.
Forresters isn’t the only mountain-town nightclub offered for sale. Whiskey Jacques in Ketchum also remains on the market.