Dover restaurant changes hands

Cowboy Up Saloon announced Thursday afternoon the business has been sold.

The Dover restaurant and nightspot's transition to new owner Charles Boyer will be within 30 to 60 days.

"It is with mixed emotions that we announce Cowboy Up has been purchased," the restaurant said in a statement. "We take this opportunity to thank our many loyal customers, of which many have become friends…even family. We have had a great run these past five years and it would not have been possible, without your support and loyalty.

"Charles Boyer will take ownership of the business over the next 30-60 days. We look forward to welcoming Chuck to this new venture and know you will support him, just as you have us. Make sure you take the opportunity to welcome Chuck, he is a great guy and very excited to continue to offer a fantastic place for music, dancing and great food.

"Again, words cannot express our gratitude for your support, kindness and loyalty during our duration as the owners of Cowboy Up. While we would love to be able to respond to all comments and posts, it is a very busy time while we make this transition.

"Thank you for your understanding and patience. STAY TUNED…because you know we are planning one last party!" 

The Cowboy Up, owned by Jimmy and Felicia Baker, opened in 2012 and instantly became a hit with guests, particularly for its line dancing."

The restaurant has held a number of concerts featuring regional acts like Sam Grow and Mike Hines And The Look. National acts have gigged there such as Jason Michael Carrol and Trent Tomlinson.