Friday Afternoon Club: One Last Cruz at Buck’s A&W

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Members of Kitsap County classic car clubs will gather for one last Cruz at Buck’s A&W from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, the last day the 50-year-old fast food joint will be open for business. Buck’s is declaring bankruptcy due to legal costs stemming from a 2007 lawsuit. Read a history of Buck’s in Sunday’s Kitsap Sun. There will also be a story about how state law regarding the awarding of reasonable attorney fees played out in the case.

Community members have been streaming into Buck’s all week to get a last taste of its roots beer floats and curley fries.

“I didn’t realize so many people had so many attachments to Buck’s through so many channels,” said Rick Gehring last night as he took a quick break from the burger flipping marathon that has been the scene at Buck’s since news of its imminent closure went up on the reader board earlier this week.

Buck’s began hosting summer Cruz nights in 1991. During warm weather months classic car lovers and their families gathered in droves to show and shine their babies. Never mind that the weather on Sunday is supposed to dip into the 20s, said John Kincell of the Saints Car Club. The community will turn out to show its support of the Gehring family and Buck’s staff.

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