The Orion

The Graduate closes for good

Photo credit: Yang Dai

Photo credit: Yang Dai


Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






IMG_4994.jpg

Patrons gather to have one final round of drinks at The Graduate. Photo credit: Yang Dai

The Graduate closed its doors for good on Dec. 13.

Operating at West Eighth Street, The Graduate was a fun place for sports fans or anybody looking for a good time to share their opinions about and fandom of professional athletics.

For many customers, it is not only a bar, but a place of memory.

Wally Raimer.jpg

Wally Raimer remembers all the good times he had at The Graduate. Photo credit: Yang Dai

“When I first came to this bar, I was only 15 and 32 years have gone,” said Wally Raimer. “It was here I had my first drink, and tonight I’d take the last drink here too.”

A waiter anonymously revealed the reason why the bar is to be shut down.

“There is some conflicts between the operator of the bar and the house owner, so we have to close the bar.”

Despite the alleged issues between the bar and house owner, customers hope the disputes can be resolved and The Graduate will someday return.

Mike Maloney.jpg

Mike Maloney looks to the future with hope for The Graduate. Photo credit: Yang Dai

“We really hope that The Graduate can be reopened soon,” said Mike Maloney, a customer. “We can’t find another wonderful place like this bar.”

Yang Dai can be reached at [email protected] or @YangDaiVip on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

3 Comments

3 Responses to “The Graduate closes for good”

  1. MIKE & PAM GRAGG on December 14th, 2015 10:49 am

    Well here goes another decently priced and quality food place for Chicoans, closing its doors! Lived here all my life and have seen nothing but greed and poor management. Have lost too many good ol boy places to eat in this town, we cannot wait to get out of Chico, sick of it.

  2. Nexttothebar on December 15th, 2015 10:43 pm

    I live in the apartment complex next to The Graduate but you wouldn’t know it. It’s literally so quiet 99.9% of the time. I don’t understand why the homeowner is complaining. The only time it gets a little bit on the noisy side is when the games are on, but it’s not like the bar is poppin’ all night long (like one of our mutual neighbors who has a bad habit of partying for 4 days straight or the house behind The Grad that likes to rage on Fridays and Saturdays).

    I know that there used to be some sort of feud between my complex and The Grad because my place used to be a senior living facility, but as far as I’ve heard those issues were resolved a long time ago.

    Also, this article reports that they closed on the 13th (which is corroborated by numerous other local news sources), but today’s the 15th and they’re open, so maybe they already resolved the issue?

    I saw moving trucks yesterday and today outside of The Grad so I was surprised to see that they were open today, so maybe there should be a follow up with this article? It’d be really appreciated consider the people who live next to the place have zero idea about what’s going on.

  3. PD on December 16th, 2015 11:26 am

    What a bummer, Chico will miss The Graduate!

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • The Graduate closes for good

    Breaking News

    Scott Huber hosts Conversations about Cannabis

  • The Graduate closes for good

    Breaking News

    Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

  • The Graduate closes for good

    Breaking News

    Reynold’s campaign and storefront vandalized overnight

  • The Graduate closes for good

    Breaking News

    Fire in Chapmantown destroys two sheds, no injuries

  • The Graduate closes for good

    A&E Breaking

    Chico Elks Lodge announces second annual Craft Faire

  • The Graduate closes for good

    Breaking News

    Black bear runs, climbs and escapes from Chico Police

  • The Graduate closes for good

    Breaking News

    Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

  • The Graduate closes for good

    Breaking News

    Chico Planning Commission votes on controversial housing development

  • The Graduate closes for good

    Administration

    Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

  • The Graduate closes for good

    Administration

    Final University Budget Committee meeting of semester expects cuts

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
The Graduate closes for good