DEVELOPING | Dog House Tavern sold at auction

COUPEVILLE — Langley's historic Dog House Tavern was sold just above the minimum bid of $590,000 in an auction Friday morning on the steps of the Island County courthouse.

There were two bidders on the property. Chesterfield Mortgage Investors submitted a minimum bid of $590,000, and the winning bid was $590,001.

The buyers were Charlie and Janice Kleiner of Issaquah, who promised about 20 South End residents and business owners at the auction in front of the county courthouse that they would work with Langley residents "to come up with something complementary for the town."

"We love Langley," Janice Kleiner said.

The 102-year-old building, a First Street icon, has been closed for almost a year as the owners fell behind on mortgage payments.

The auction was previously planned for April 23 and April 30, but was postponed both times.

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