If you're like me, you still haven't gotten over the closing of Charcoaler, the iconic hamburger joint on N. Mesa. They closed down a few months ago but I still get a little excited when I pass it on Mesa, at least until I remember that I can't get a #3, fries, and a large lemon Coke.

I wrote about my favorite Charcoaler memories in hopes that if the owners saw it they would realize that they were vital to so many El Pasoan's well-being, but alas, it did not work. There is, however, light at the end of the tunnel.
Charcoaler has a Facebook page and earlier this week, restaurant officials said they would sell the concept and name for the right price:

“Ladies and Gentlemen the Charcoaler is for sale! It will no longer be able to exist at it’s original location, however the name, intellectual property, El Paso following, and training from the family who owned it for 56 years are for sale. For those who may be interested in purchasing, information is at the following link.”

That price is steep, $200,000 to be exact, but you get the Charcoaler name, intellectual property, and training on how to run it the Charcoaler way. The unfortunate thing is you can't have the old location. It is going to be leased to another business.

But that's ok! I have the initial $75 of the asking price, so if someone else wants to kick in the remaining $199,925, we're in business! Give me a call at the station if you're interested!

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