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New life for the Lyndwood

MHS graduate is converting the long-time bar/restaurant in Lynd to a Tex-Mex bar and grill

November 15, 2010
By Karin Elton

LYND?- The Lyndwood Bar and Grill has been reborn into the Lyndwood Tex-Mex Bar and Grill, courtesy of Marshall High School alumnus Vince Hernandez of Lynd.

The bar, formerly owned by Richard Van Dyke, had been closed for awhile after the sale to Hernandez.

He has been using that time to clean and rehab the bar and restaurant, which has been a fixture in Lynd for decades.

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Vince Hernandez, the new owner of the Lyndwood Tex-Mex Bar and Grill, has recently opened the bar portion of his new venture and will open the restaurant part soon.

"I've been basically getting the kitchen up to code," he said.

He has also fixed the roof, laid new floor tiles, new ceiling tiles and given the place a fresh coat of paint.

Hernandez said he has worked at restaurants before and has always wanted to own a bar and restaurant.

"I've been working with the Southwest Initiative Foundation," he said.

The on-sale and off-sale part of his new venture opened this month.

"A lot of people are happy to have the bar open," he said. "I've gotten a lot of good feedback."

The restaurant will open later this month or the early part of December.

"It depends on the health inspectors," Hernandez said.

Right now the bar is open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; the restaurant will be open for lunches and dinner starting at 11 a.m.

"The kitchen will close at 10 p.m.," he said.

Hernandez, whose parents are from Mexico, will offer Tex-Mex fare.

"It will be a mixture of Mexican and American food," he said. "Tacos, burritos and fajitas and you can have a cheeseburger and steak if you want."

Drink specials will include Tequila Sunrises and margaritas.

In addition to the food and drinks, the Lyndwood will offer a variety of entertainment. One area of the building will be for DJ music and dancing on the newly-varnished wooden floor and the large ballroom will be set up for bands for wedding dances and the like.

Hernandez said he looks forward to the restaurant opening and is eager to begin planning his grand opening.

"I hope to see the people I graduated with," he said. "I hope they'll stop in."



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