By Laura Colvin
Kuna Melba News editor
Standing at the helm for the City of Kuna is “fun,” compared to the business of owning and operating a restaurant.
That’s the word from Kuna Mayor Greg Nelson, who, along with business partner Swede Godfrey, have decided to sell Creekside Lounge and Peregrine Steaks & Spirits.
The restaurant will remain open until Jan. 13.
“I want to retire,” said Nelson, noting that, at 75, it’s time to slow down a bit.
The 8,145-square-foot-building is situated on a 1.62 acre plot located at 751 W. 4th Street in the city’s downtown area and is currently listed with the Kuna-based Stubbs Realty at $1.225 million.
Nelson and Godfrey built and opened the establishment in 2005, and faced some public scrutiny last year when it was discovered no sewer assessment fee was paid.
Rather, the building relied on sewer service based on two existing houses that were torn down to make way for the tavern and restaurant.
However, a city council decision, which raised the monthly sewer bill from $49.30 per month to $98.60 per month, remedied the situation to the city’s satisfaction.
“That’s all behind us,” Nelson said.