Utah saloon owner keeps cash coming in during COVID-19 closures

Posted at 7:23 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 21:23:10-04

HUNTSVILLE, Utah — Leslie Sutter owns the Shooting Star Saloon in Huntsville, which has been open since 1879. The small town saloon is known for its friendly staff, quirky décor, cold beer and flavorful burgers.

It regularly runs with a staff of a dozen, with a couple of employees having worked there for more than 30 years.

Like other businesses, The Shooting Star Saloon closed just before St. Patrick’s Day in March due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Take-out food orders continued, but haven’t quite covered the Saloon’s overhead.

Sutter’s determination and creativity led to an online campaign, banking on the future of her historic business, and those who love the place.

She’s launched an Indiegogo page to raise money by selling unique future events at the Shooting Star.

As she writes on the Indiegogo page: “This isn’t a handout.”

Check out the page here.