Original building is bought by partners and renamed Donovan's Reef

Donovan's Reef, or Donovan's as it is sometimes referred to, came into existence as we know it on August 10th, 1976, when the current partners purchased the former establishment and renamed it Donovan's Reef after the famous John Wayne comedy movie from the early 1960's about a former sailor who owns a bar situated on a South Pacific island after W.W.II called "Donovan's Reef."    If you've never seen the movie, it's worth a few laughs.