By Bill Oliver
Commerce, TX – The Commerce city council gave its approval to a special use permit to allow the site of the Commerce County Line show to become a private club. Club owner Sandy Ramsey and Mike Minyard, representing Commerce County Line show creator Brad Davis, said they needed the special use permit before applying for a private club license.
Ramsey said they will have a minimum of 50 memberships and a maximum of 250. The final number has not been determined. Ramsey hopes to have T-A-B-C and health department approval to serve food and hard liquor in four to six weeks. Until then, Ramsey plans to open in two weeks under a bring your own beer policy. There will be a minimum age of 21 to enter the club at 1205 Main, last known as The Hangout.
Minyard and Ramsey said videotaping of the Commerce County Line show will resume soon following a four month break. Across Main Street and east of Cowhill Express, a vacant building purchased by Davis will be turned into a recording studio. Minyard added that Davis, the guitar player for Marty Stuart, is building a home between Commerce and Cooper.