It was an exciting grand opening day on Saturday for Lynnville's newest restaurant and bar in town, Lynnville’s Smokin' J's. The weather was perfect for the ribbon cutting at noon surrounded by friends, relatives, and Lynnville Chamber members. Owners Jeff and Jodi Arment and their son Colten thought it was only fitting to grab the chainsaw instead of a scissors and a log of cherry wood instead of ribbon, and have a grand opening to remember. Prior to the “ribbon cutting,” Arment thanked numerous people for their support in making this newest addition to his business possible.
Friend Rick Cox was instrumental in the remodel of the building. Arment also thanked Steve Russell and 1st State Bank for their support as well as the Lynnville Chamber and City of Lynnville. Arment said several people have asked what his business plan is, and he simply said, “Serve food.” Arment promised his valued customers that as he grows he will not cut corners on the quality or quantity of food. The concession trailer will still be used, caterings will still happen, the take-out kitchen will continue, and the newest bar and restaurant piece will have its place as well.
The day began with a grand opening lunch crowd and continued throughout the day. The Iowa versus Wisconsin game on the TVs brought a crowd in the afternoon and into the evening. The take-out kitchen served numerous meals to-go. The good food, fun, and excitement continued until late into the evening. Jeff Arment concluded, “We were blown away by the amount of people who came and helped us celebrate.”
Arment plans to open up Lynnville’s Smokin’ J’s bar on Thursday evenings from 4-10 p.m. for “Thirsty Thursdays” with a limited menu selection available. The restaurant and bar will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., with the kitchen closing at 9 p.m.