Vincent McEachern made the table with The Cage logo on it and was a regular at the Lewiston landmark on Ash Street. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The next chapter in The Cage saga starts next week as the popular Lewiston bar will pour its last drinks under the current owners on Feb. 15, as reported by the Sun Journal. However, it turns out it won’t be the final act for the saloon. The Cage will in fact close its doors that day but will reopen a few weeks later under new ownership. But there’s a catch.

What happened? Denis Webber, one of the current owners, said the original deal with an out-of-state individual fell through. The Sun Journal Feb. 5 article on The Cage resulted in Webber’s phone “blowing up,” he said. Two “regulars” at The Cage — Kevin Barrett and Steve Beaulieu — have decided to team up to own and operate the business, signing a five-year lease this week.

The new owners hope to be open around March 1, but they first need to obtain licenses from the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations.

As for their plans for The Cage? Stay tuned and keep reading The Buzz and we’ll tell you soon!

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