B&S’s 529, which was known for many years as Don’s Place, is located at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. Highway 30 in Carroll.
B&S’s 529, which was known for many years as Don’s Place, is located at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. Highway 30 in Carroll.

May 11, 2018

After almost eight years of service, B&S’s 529 will close its doors on June 9.

Longtime Carroll bar and restaurant owner Steve Riesberg sold B&S to his brother John Riesberg, John’s wife Lynn and their son Kyler in October of last year. In the months since, the new owners determined they couldn’t give the bar the time needed to keep it open, Lynn Riesberg said.

“With all of us having full-time jobs, we can’t give it the attention it deserves,” she said.

The 529 N. Main St. location has long been the site of a bar and restaurant. Don’s Place originally opened in 1972 at 403 N. Main St. but relocated to the current location because of fire and urban renewal. In 2002, Club House Bar & Grille opened.

In 2010, B&S’s replaced Club House Bar & Grille. At the time, Brian Reinhart and Steve Riesberg, two longtime employees of the Piranha Club/Ossy’s Show Club complex, bought the building as a lease-to-buy agreement from property owners Holly and Jett Alex.

Steve Riesberg now manages Hy-Vee Market Grille in Carroll.

John and Kyler own Riesberg Audio and Detailing, and Lynn is a plant services manager at Availa Bank in Carroll.

Lynn said the owners are looking for someone to buy the building, adding that they hope it remains a bar and grill.

It’s sad to be closing it,” she said. “It’s a nice establishment. I hate to be losing another restaurant or bar.”