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Need2Know: New restaurant coming to the former Rancher’s Wife space; Bin 239 closes down; playing Cornhole for a Cause

New restaurant coming to the former Rancher’s Wife space

The former Rancher’s Wife store, 156 S. Montezuma St., is being converted to a restaurant to be called Carmella’s.

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The old Rancher’s Wife store on Whiskey Row will be turned into Carmella’s Restaurant. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

Owner Marc Mereness said he’s planning to open the place in December, but that date “depends on the contractors.” The location, which was a home furnishing store before it shut down in June 2017, will take some effort to remodeled to a food service establishment, he added.

He said he’s hired a “culinary-trained chef who has been in the business 40 years” to run the kitchen.

Mereness said the restaurant “will serve breakfast and lunch with an Italian deli.”

Bin 239 closes down

Bin 239, the long-time fixture at 239 N. Marina St., has shut down. The wine bar and restaurant’s owners, Kelly and Karen Keller, have retired from the business, according to a notice posted on the Bin 239 website, which thanks customers for 13 years in business.

Need2Know was unable to reach the Kellers for comment.

Cornhole for a Cause

Dewey’s RED Plumbing celebrates its 15th year in business on Aug. 25 and they’re having a cornhole tournament with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.

The goal is to raise a minimum of $10,000. Teams are already signing up for the event to be held at Mortimer Farms.

For more details, call 928-772-9296.

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