BEAVERTON – The old Beaverton Tavern that resides in the downtown area at the corner of M-18 and Brown Street has recently been purchased by the City of Beaverton and will more than likely continue to serve as a restaurant in the future.
The Beaverton Tavern announced via their Facebook page on July 10 that the business would be closed until further notice due to health issues of the restaurant’s owner. The property was later foreclosed and remained so until the City Council of Beaverton unanimously voted to purchase it for $24,000.
According to Beaverton City Manager, Heath Kaplan, the city worked alongside the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) during the purchase of the property. This was so that the city would have a say in who ends up developing the property.
“The DDA is currently working on a development agreement with Martin & Martin Rental Properties and assuming they agree to the terms outline in the development agreement, then they will begin redeveloping the site hopefully soon,” Kaplan said.
Kaplan mentioned that the city plans on continuing the business as a restaurant and that there is a chance the redeveloped business will be open by the holidays. The completion date will be determined by the DDA’s development agreement, finding the labor force and the outside developer’s progress rate.