Fort Collins’ Oldest Bar, Town Pump, Saved By Community
The Town Pump survived the Spanish Flu. Now, Fort Collins' oldest bar has weathered the Coronavirus.
The Old Town watering hole that first opened in 1909 told the public it needed to raise $75,000 in seven days to save the bar from permanent closure.
The community responded by raising more than $80,000 through a GoFundMe. More than 600 donors contributed.
The tiny bar with a big impact, the Town Pump has been my one-stop shop for atomic cherries...and everyone else's place for, ya know, normal drinks.
The Town Pump Shared a big Thank You to all who helped save the establishment: