City and Chamber of Commerce officials welcomed two new restaurants to downtown Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Corner Pizza and LeMar's Night Club.
LaMar Driggs and his father, Forrest Driggs, recently purchased the two businesses and completed extensive remodeling. The restaurants are at 202 and 210 W. Center Street.LeMar's Night Club, formerly the Silver Spur, was remodeled and, according to LaMar Driggs, has a completely new image.
Corner Pizza was previously a storage room for the Silver Spur. The corner room was remodeled and turned into a pizza and sandwich shop.
"We thought downtown needed another sandwich shop, so we decided to spend the money to open it," Driggs said.
Corner Pizza employs four people and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant offers pizza and specialty sandwiches.
LeMar's Night Club employs 20 people and is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday. The club offers dancing, entertainment, games, food and beverages.