Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Bye-Bye, Bashful Bandit?

Bashful Bandit, the long-time biker bar, has closed for remodeling into a barbecue restaurant. (The Arizona Daily Star article Last call: Longtime Tucson biker bar Bashful Bandit closes has an update and lots of interesting history.) Here's the scene at the southwest corner of Speedway and Dodge on April 6, 2023:
We first showed one of those murals during May, 2009 in Wall-busting mural. Here it is today:
Back then, this blog didn't always show every mural on a building. For instance, I don't think we ever showed the bashful guy on the east wall in this May, 2022 photo from Google Maps Street View:

Now there's the more colorful bandit on the north wall:
I'll ask a friend to meet me — on her Harley, of course — so we can check out the BBQ after the place re-opens.

Update (December 26, 2023): Today's post Bashful Bandit is Back (tomorrow) has photos and news of the new BBQ restaurant.

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