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The Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse seeks western relics


CAVE CREEK – The iconic Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse is rallying residents and visitors to join a first of-a-kind campaign, Relics of the Past, which is focused on rebuilding the western character of the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse.

According to owner Larry Wendt, the Buffalo Chip, which currently is under reconstruction, plans to adorn a large wall inside of the new venue with western items – relics, photos, and artifacts – 8X10 and larger.

Western aficionados can make a donation to “purchase” a space/place on the wall, which will become part of Buffalo Chip history. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Relics of the Past wall will benefit Ecclesia: Church at the Chip, a 501(c)(3) entity.

The goal of the Relics of the Past project will pull together some of the most unique western relics around to “westernize” the Chip’s new interiors and exteriors. Interesting western relics such as an old telegram, an amazing pair of spurs, a cowboy hat from long ago, photos from the 1800s, a scrub board or chaps from eras past may be included in this unique display.

“We want to ensure the past history for our great, beloved customers, both current and future, and envision the future with you,” says Wendt. “This special wall will memorialize our great community, the people and experiences that have shaped our success and favorite memories for all time.”

 Each request for an 8X10 space ($25) or larger on the western relics wall will be paid for in cash and documented with regard to payment and wall placement number. People who have something special to donate and/or and wish to add more space should call Fran at (602) 400-3330. All payments are final and the relics committee will approve the wall submissions. Decisions on relics chosen will be made by Sept. 19. 

The collection of items and space sign-ups will take place on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Chip from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse is located at 6823 E. Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek.