Patrons Pack Final Night At Canyon Bar

Patrons packed into Canyon Bar in Central Park Square Wednesday night, Jan. 23 for its last night in business. Photo by Sal Zapien/

AnnMarie and Michael Cutler. Photo by Sal Zapien/

By Carol A. Clark

It was a bittersweet moment for owners Michael and AnnMarie Cutler as the doors closed forever Wednesday night on the Canyon Bar in Central Park Square.

The Cutlers have owned the popular establishment at 163 Central Ave., for 16 years, but recently received a purchase offer for their packaged liquor license from Giant Gas Stations.

Cutler explained that Giant plans to use the license to sell packaged liquor from its gas station store near the intersection of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard in White Rock.

“We were coming to the end of our lease and with the offer from Giant … well, it just seemed like the right time to close down the business,” Michael Cutler said. “We want to thank the community for patronizing us these last 16 years. We’ve enjoyed supplying entertainment to Los Alamos throughout the years with special events and competitions and we have enjoyed meeting new friends and hope we’ll continue to see them around town.”

The Cutlers aren’t going anywhere. They own Automotive Professionals at 99 DP Road and said that they will be staying in town and focusing their attention on that business.

The last of the beers served on the last night of Canyon Bar. Photo by Sal Zapien/

Patrons mingle and chat about old times during the final night at Canyon Bar. Photo by Sal Zapien/


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