The times they are a’changing—at least for Boomers Sports Bar.
On Friday, March 8, Rosie Brown of Gonzales purchased the bar from Leann Wilkerson. She has changed the name of the bar to Spanky’s, the nickname of her deceased husband Keith Brown. And more changes are planned.
“I was at the Elks in November when I heard that Leann was selling the bar,” Brown said. “So I just sent her a text and we got together. We pretty much agreed on everything but decided to wait until after the holidays to get things rolling.”
According to Brown, she wants to bring more events and things to the bar. She is in the process of putting up five additional wide screen televisions in order to capture the attention of sports enthusiasts. She is looking to bring draft beer to Spanky’s, along with a variety of craft beers. In addition, she hopes to hold more pool tournaments, cook-offs, trivia nights and even karaoke.
“I like being around fun people,” Brown said. “I am really excited about this. It is my new journey in life. I don’t think it’s registered on me just yet, it actually makes me feel a little numb.”
Brown says that Spanky’s is not going to serve food, and she has plans to upgrade the parking lot with new gravel.
“It was Keith’s dream to some day own a bar,” Brown smiled. “I wouldn’t let him because I told him he would drink up all the profits.
“But I think he would be very excited to know that I bought a bar and named it after him.”
Brown says she is going to host a grand opening in a month or two, but first wants to get the feel of the business and put some personal touches on the bar before she has the grand opening.
“We’ve already installed smoke eliminators in the bar for our non-smoking friends, and I think there will be more of those improvements coming. We’ll just see.”
Spanky’s will have five or six employees, and will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday, and from noon until midnight on Sundays.
“I’ve been working here at W.B. Farm and Ranch Supply for years, and I intend to stay working here. But I am excited about this new chapter, and encourage everyone to come on out and see what we are doing.”