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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Grand Opening of the Lumberyard

Ribbon Cutting at the Lumberyard.  L to R: KXOX Radio DJ "Skinny Kenny" Brawley; Delma Boston, Wildflower Boutique; Pete Porter, Roscoe Mayor; Brenda Martinez, Lumberyard staff; Nolan Martin, Lumberyard General Manager; Timy Teel, Lumberyard staff; Misty Guelker, Brooklyn's Heavenly Treasures; Kelly Etheredge, Roscoe Wind Council; Vickie Haynes, Vickie's Gifts; Edwin Duncan, Roscoe Hard Times.
Downtown Roscoe will be rocking this weekend with the official Grand Opening of the Lumberyard.  Located on the site of the old Higginbotham-Bartlett Lumberyard on 7 Cypress Street just south of the Texas & Pacific railroad track, this new establishment gives a welcome boost of energy to the downtown area.  Whether it should be termed a restaurant, sports bar, recreational area, or night club depends on the time and reason for going. 

During the day and on many evenings it is primarily a restaurant with a variety of dishes for customers.  This evening, however, when the Texas Rangers play their first World Series game against the San Francisco Giants, it will definitely be a sports bar with its two wide-screen TVs.  Tomorrow night when country music star Tommy Alverson brings his music to town—or on Friday evening when the Tejas Brothers help Roscoe celebrate Halloween with a costume party and contest, it will definitely be a night club.  

If it weren’t for the appearance of these two well-known musical acts, one might almost consider the Grand Opening itself something of an anti-climax, since the Lumberyard actually opened a couple of days before the West Texas Wind Festival back on October 16 and has been going strong ever since.  Sizeable numbers were on hand to watch the Texas Rangers playoff games against the Yankees last week as well as the Dallas Cowboys football game on Monday night.  And a daily lunch crowd has already developed on regular weekdays.  

Owner Cody Thompson and Lumberyard manager Nolan Martin have been busy for some time getting the place ready to go, and their hard work is paying off.  In addition to the restaurant and sports bar inside, there is the raised stage and dance floor outside, a horseshoe pitching area, and an outdoor pavilion for drinks and dominoes.  

The Lumberyard is a welcome addition to the life of our community, and we wish it the best of luck!

Inside the Lumberyard



The Crosbyton Chiefs beat the Plowboys in Crosbyton last Friday night 56-29.  For details, see the write-up in the Sweetwater Reporter by clicking here.  The Plowboys are now 1-2 in district play and 2-6 overall.  This Friday night they'll play the Ralls Jackrabbits in Ralls.  Kickoff is at 7:30.


  1. Well, I hope the Duncan girls can go to the Lumberyard without disgracing the Duncan family name like we would have had we made it to the American Legion to have drinks with Ken Brawley!

    Was it Langley Wilson who was supposed to have taken over our family lumber yard in Cisco had he not died in the 1918 influenza epidemic? I remember Grandma telling me something about that.

    P.S. Looking good, Dad!!

  2. Too cool for school! Congrats Roscoe and Edwin and you all. This is a good thing.


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