Cowboy Bill's in Milledgeville set to close Saturday

Cowboy Bill's set to close Saturday

37 years ago, Cowboy Bill’s opened its doors in Milledgeville on North Columbia Street.

“If you wanted to go out, and have a good time, and enjoy yourself, and have alcohol involved, you had to go to Cowboy Bill’s,” Mike Puckett said.  

He started working here 28 years ago as a bouncer, and rose up the ranks before becoming an owner 3 years ago.

Puckett says their customers is what has kept him around all these years 

“The reputation that it had is having people that don’t just go and have a drink or a beer,” Puckett said. “They go and build relationships and friendships that last a lifetime.”

Now he'll have to say goodbye, since the building owner won’t offer them a new lease.

“We’ve had some good times, we’ve had some bad times, we’ve had some rough times,” Puckett said. “It’s a situation where it’s a family, not a business.”

While Puckett might be sad to see it go, he's looking forward to spending more time at home.

“I feel like I sacrificed a lot of time with my children and grandchildren that other folks spend with their family that I didn’t,” Puckett said.”

After all the years, it'll be the memories he'll cherish even after the final last call on Saturday.

“This place got a lot of things still to offer, you know, as far as having a good time,” Puckett said.

Cowboy Bill’s will be open Saturday one final time at 8 p.m.

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