Sundance Square and Billy Miner’s Saloon announced Tuesday that Peggy McMullin, owner of Billy Miner’s Saloon, will retire from the restaurant business and will close the landmark restaurant on Sept. 30.
“My husband Dick and I poured ourselves into Billy Miner’s and we have been so thankful for the support of Fort Worth and Sundance Square,” she said. “Since my husband passed away, I have been considering the right time to retire. I am ready to leave the restaurant business and slow down.”
Billy Miner’s Saloon opened in downtown Fort Worth even before the 35-block development that would become Sundance Square was revitalized. The restaurant has become a landmark over the past 27 years. Peggy McMullin says her husband was a visionary, forecasting and implementing offerings such as free WiFi long before it was common.
“We are proud that Billy Miner’s Saloon has been an anchor in Sundance Square for nearly three decades,” said Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of Sundance Square. “Dick and Peggy McMullin opened the restaurant at a time when downtown Fort Worth was being revitalized and they helped build a base for people to gather. We are saddened to see the restaurant close, but we will cherish the memories of Billy Miner’s Saloon. We wish Peggy well and thank her for a great run in Sundance Square.”