Updated with clarification from Jack Murphy’s owner.
Edmonds was abuzz Saturday night with sightings of famous actor/comedian Will Ferrell – reported to be at Jack Murphy’s bar downtown — and the reason appeared to be revealed on the Jack Murphy’s Facebook page Saturday — that Ferrell was the bar’s new owner. However, the current owner says that while Ferrell was indeed at the Edmonds bar Saturday night, he is not confirming that Ferrell is the new owner — despite what was posted on Facebook.
Jack Murphy’s founder Brian Taylor, who along with his wife Louise Favier left Edmonds this summer to return to their hometown of New York City, had told My Edmonds New that new bar ownership would be coming soon. The news on Jack Murphy’s Facebook page, along with a photo of Ferrell standing on an Edmonds street, seemed to indicate that the bar will now be in the hands of the man known for such on-screen comedic performances as anchorman Ron Burgundy and Buddy the Elf.
But Taylor told My Edmonds News Sunday night that news of the new owner will be coming later this week, but he could not confirm it would be Ferrell.