Where is Lazy Bones?  Another Grapevine Mystery…

Where is Lazy Bones? Another Grapevine Mystery…

April 14, 2012 started like any normal spring Saturday in Grapevine, Texas. Beautiful spring weather accompanied the usual home town vibe of our fair city. The night of April 14 and into the early morning hours of April 15 things changed in downtown Grapevine forever. A four-alarm fire at the historic sports bar, Lazy Bones, raged in downtown Grapevine. The entire building was a loss and what was left had to be demolished. (Video) The original plan was to rebuild Lazy Bones on-site to the exact structure that it was before. That was before the city started to get involved asking (basically requiring) Lazy Bones to establish a historic landmark on the building. This landmark would give the city control over the exterior design of the building. We continue asking ourselves how a building built from the ground up in 2012 could even qualify as a “historic building.” Fast forward to today, here we are, two and a half years later and we are left with nothing. Another fall football season where Grapevine’s best sports bar once stood now sits as an empty lot. It is a sad tale in a city with so many restaurants and so much development occurring that we cannot rebuild the best sports bar in town. All we are left with is an empty lot and a mystery, what happened to Lazy Bones?   Side note: If Lazy Bones is gone for good, will someone please step in and build another classic sports bar in town? We are on the eve of one of the best college football weekends of the year and there...

Who I Am Voting For

You did not ask, but I thought it would be interesting to share who I am voting for this Saturday for Grapevine City Council Place 6. There are four worthy candidates for Place 6: Duff O’Dell, Deverick P. Jordan, Marc Blum, and LuAnn Chapman Gatts. Here are my three, admittedly simple criteria in choosing who to vote for in a race like this: 1. Must be able to log on to a computer. (I don’t think this is a very high bar to set. This is 2014 so being technology challenged is an automatic disqualifier.) 2. Must be able to say “Thank You.” (Two of the best and most important words in the English language.) 3. If you make it past the first two, which as easy as it sounds is not a given, then the final criteria is whoever tries the hardest. Some people will be offended by this simple criteria, but those people are likely easily offended. I could have said I am drawing a name out of a hat. Some people may not like it that I didn’t actually name who I am voting for and only listed the criteria I use to vote in city council elections. For that I apologize, but hopefully you can figure it out on your own. 😉 Election day is May 10th, 2014. You can vote at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 South Main Street (Corner of Vine Street and Municipal Way) between 7 am and 7...

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