Shellsburg, Iowa is getting ready to welcome a new bar & restaurant! Local Edition is set to open within the next few weeks.

Kirby Patten
Kirby Patten

It's not everyday that Benton County gets a new restaurant, but that day is coming soon! Local Edition will be taking over the former home of Coop's Roadhouse at 100 Pearl St SW in Shellsburg. The owner of the business is Kirby Patten, who also owns Rock Bar American Grill in Downtown Cedar Rapids.

According to Kirby, Local Edition is a bar and restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. The interior will be "warm and cozy," and the exterior will feature a brand new patio. The patio will have boards for games of bags, shaded tables, ambient lighting, and a fireplace to sit around.

As far as food and drinks go, Kirby says the menu will feature a variety of appetizers, fresh burgers, salads, pasta, and chicken wraps, as well as breakfast options on Saturdays and Sundays. The drink menu will have tallboys and ten different beers on tap, plus the restaurant will offer 25oz Bloody Marys on the weekends.

It appears that citizens of Shellsburg are already excited about the opening of Local Edition. A Facebook comment from user Sara Bates reads:

"So excited to have you in town! I’m sure we will be regulars!"

User Mary Harrison Hepker wrote:

"Congratulations! I’m so glad to see another bar and grill go into that building. My mom & dad owned that bar from 1971-1984, then called the Lazy-H! Lots of good memories in that place!"

Local Edition is set to open in Shellsburg sometime in February, so Benton County residents won't have to wait long! You can get the latest updates from the restaurant by following the official Facebook page HERE.

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