Bruce Lee museum could be coming to downtown Fayetteville

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A moving truck sits outside 315 W. Mountain St. Wednesday morning. Workers who were spotted clearing equipment from the building said they were making room for a “Bruce Lee museum.”

It appears as though the Bruce Lee Museum we wrote about last month may end up at the site of the now closed Uncle Gaylord’s Mountain Cafe in downtown Fayetteville.

Sources told us on Tuesday that the building at 315 W. Mountain Street has been sold to Johnny-Mike Walker for the purposes of housing his Bruce Lee memorabilia collection.

Walker, who is credited as a producer of the 2000 film Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey, is rumored to have quite the collection of memorabilia related to the late martial arts superstar.

Real estate agent Lee Ward of Realty Concepts confirmed the sale of the property for his client Ed Knight to the Walker family.

“It’s a matter of public record now, so yeah,” he said. “That’s about all I can say.”

Back in July, the Fayetteville Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a 12,300-square-foot museum to be built on an undeveloped, wooded, 3.38-acre lot on 255 E. Sunbridge Drive in Fayetteville. Washington County records indicate that property is also owned by the Walker Family.

Workers spotted clearing equipment out of the old Gaylord’s building Wednesday morning said they were making room for a martial arts museum in the space.

We haven’t yet been able to track down Johnny-Mike, but we’re betting that there aren’t going to be two Bruce Lee museums in Fayetteville.

We’ll keep you posted.