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Iconic Arizona roadhouse shuts down after nearly 90 years

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PHOENIX — An iconic Flagstaff roadhouse is up for sale.

The Museum Club officially closed Monday night. Operations director Mary Butwinick and business partner Bret Rios leased the business in March.

Butwinick declined to elaborate on why she closed down.

“There’s many reasons,” she said. “There’s a lot of pieces to the puzzle – not one significant reason.”

The historic Route 66 roadhouse – near Fourth Street and State Route 180 – opened in 1931.

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Butwinick said she closed out the place with a party that featured live music — a signature of the club — and lots of people.

“[The Museum Club] is such an icon,” she said, “I wanted to be able to have some kind of closure,” she said.

“It was a really nice party and I’m glad people enjoyed it.”

The club has hosted acts including Willie Nelson and Blackhawk.

The band Hired Guns played the final show.

The land and building are still privately owned and are not for sale.

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