New owner hopes to begin breakfasts at Pappy’s

SMILING SERVICE: Since September, Kim Roebuck has been the owner of Pappy's bar in Rodney. Roebuck has served Pappy's customers for the past 20 years and plans to leave the bar as patrons remember it, with the addition of a breakfast cook. (Pioneer photo/Meghan Haas)

SMILING SERVICE: Since September, Kim Roebuck has been the owner of Pappy’s bar in Rodney. Roebuck has served Pappy’s customers for the past 20 years and plans to leave the bar as patrons remember it, with the addition of a breakfast cook. (Pioneer photo/Meghan Haas)

RODNEY — In the heart of Mecosta County is the community of Rodney, and those living in the area know the place to go for a burger and a chat with friends is Pappy’s bar.

As people stop in for lunch or dinner, Kim Roebuck gets to work cooking meals and serving drinks. Patrons may recognize Roebuck, who has served Pappy’s customers for the last 20 years, and who took over ownership in September. The previous owner, Jim Aitken, passed away.

“It was his request to leave the bar how he had it,” she said about Aitken. “He worked really hard at this for years.”

Roebuck plans to keep the bar as it was, with a family-friendly environment, but does plan to add a little. She plans to hire a breakfast cook.

“I’m still looking,” she said. “I am hoping to have breakfasts starting in February.”

As a trial basis, breakfasts would be available on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and if it goes over well, Roebuck said it may be offered more often.

What won’t change is the burgers, wraps and wings customers are used to ordering, as well as karaoke nights when the weather starts to warm up for the year.

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Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at mhaas@pioneergroup.com.

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