New Andrews Restaurant Sells Beer And Wine

New Andrews Restaurant Sells Beer And Wine

Andrews, TX (Local Big 2 News) - There's a new spot to hit after work in Andrews, and it's sells alcohol.
Andrews, TX (Local Big 2 News) - There's a new spot to hit after work in Andrews, and it's sells alcohol.

"It's safe, you don't have far to drive so, you know, it's not bad at all," said Dean Jones, an Andrews resident.

The A Town Sports Grill is the first new restaurant in Andrews to serve wine and beer since the city became wet back in November.

Noelia Rodriquez, the owner and general manager of A Town Sports Grill says she's happy to be a part of history with her restaurant and believes it's a way to build trust within the community.

"This town was over a hundred years a dry county," Rodriquez said.

It's not a bar, but the restaurant has a sports bar feel.

According to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 51-percent of a restaurant's sales have to be from food.

If you wanna enjoy a drink outside on the patio, you may find yourself fenced in, literally. But the tall fences weren't a requirement by the TABC, it was a decision Rodriquez came to as a sign of respect for the community.

"By TABC, I did need a fence but being as we are across the street from the city pool, were bringing a lot of children in, from out of town from local and being a mom, I wanted to respect that. Anybody that's drinking alcohol, is pretty much hidden inside," Rodriquez said.

Residents who were born and raised here say just to see this in their time is pretty awesome.

"A lot of us went to Odessa and Midland to spend our hard earned money over there instead of keeping it here in Andrews to enjoy it here," said Rachel Trevino, an Andrews resident.

"Highway 385, highway 1788, those have basically lived here most of our lives, those are basically death highways to us only because of this," Rodriquez said.

One thing Rodriquez wants the public to understand, is that it's a family place, not a place to get wild, but a place to unwind.

"It's really great and there ought to be more of 'em," Jones said.

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