Saturday, 04 December 2021

Butchers receive Congressional honor for Tallman Hotel, Blue Wing Saloon

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Congressman Mike Thompson presents a framed copy of the Congressional record honoring Blue Wing Saloon and Tallman Hotel owners Lynne and Bernie Butcher. Courtesy photo.

 


UPPER LAKE – Lynne and Bernie Butcher, owners of the Tallman Hotel and Blue Wing Saloon, have received a special Congressional honor for their efforts to improve the community.


On Saturday, Feb. 9, Congressman Mike Thompson stopped by the hotel to present the couplewith a framed page from the Congressional Record dated August 3, 2007, congratulating them for restoring the Tallman Hotel, rebuilding the Blue Wing Saloon, and for having a positive economic impact on Upper Lake and the Northshore area in general.


The Resolution reads in part:


“Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize and applaud the special efforts of Lynne and Bernie Butcher to restore and revitalize the Tallman Hotel, one of the most historically significance – but long neglected – structures in Lake County, California …. Great care was taken to retain, recondition and reuse original materials and to maintain the essential soul of the old hotel building…. The hotel is now drawing tourists into the county and the café is a very popular spot for locals and visitors alike.


“The Butchers have not only beautifully restored a historically significant building, but the project has also acted as a catalyst in the economic revitalization of the Town of Upper Lake and the entire north shore region of Lake County …. Their efforts have brought a wonderful building back into use, and in doing so they have provided new energy and excitement in northern Lake County.”


The Blue Wing is located at 9520 Main St., next door to the Tallman Hotel, 9550 Main St.


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