Porter’s to become Full Monty’s in July

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Porter’s Pub is changing hands – not to mention names and style – again. The longtime bar is expected to reopen late next month as Full Monty’s Bistro. There will be a public hearing on a liquor license application for the new business at the July 6 Keizer City Council meeting. The change is the latest in a line of them. Don Porter opened Porter’s Pub at 4820 River Road North in 1993 before passing away in May 2005. His daughter owned it next. After another owner took over, David Thomas bought the establishment in July 2012. Denny and Lisa Graue bought the bar last spring and reopened it in May 2014, changing it into a sports bar and renaming it The Pub. By February, the Graues were looking for a buyer. Lance Case, who will serve as district manager for the new owners, said the new owners closed the transaction on June 15 and closed The Pub last Friday, June 19. “Our hope is to be open late July,” Case told the Keizertimes on Monday. Case said the idea is for the Keizer location to be the first of a series of Full Monty’s restaurants, hence his district manager position. “This is our first in this area,” said Case, who noted all three men involved have extensive restaurant experience. “This will be...

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