A popular Christmas Valley eatery recently expanded their facilities, moving
into a larger location featuring a marked increase in seating for patrons.
The Western Art Deco flavored building front, known affectionately as ‘Jackrabbit Junction’ by building owner George Schmidt, is the new home of the Feed Barn Café, which is owned and operated by Kathi Wenick.
Well known for their pizza, sandwiches and salads, the Feed Barn is expanding their offerings thanks to the addition of a deep fryer, Wenick said. Desserts will soon be making a return to the menu as well, she said.
Wenick said she re-opened for business as of May 14, following an extensive remodel and moving process that started in mid-March.
The new building, which previously housed the now-defunct Christmas Valley Moose Lodge, saw considerable work in order to comply with commercial restaurant code standards, she said.
She said Schmidt took on the tasks of re-plumbing and wiring the building for its new commercial purpose. The fire suppression system was also upgraded in light of the new deep fryer unit, Wenick said.
“Our original intention was to add on to the old Feed Barn (building),” she said.
Ultimately, she said that relocating the business proved to brighten things and an opportunity to grow from within.
“It’s just like a new building,” she said. “Everything’s up to code and 100 percent inspected.”
Business hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.
For more information, contact the Feed Barn Café, 87142 Christmas Valley Hwy., at 541-576-3333.