Supporters traveled all the way from the Blue Diamond district in the southwest to downtown’s Clark County Zoning Commission to voice their approval for the proposed Cottonwood Station restaurant and coffee house.
Taking great efforts to assure residents it will become an integral part of their community, the operators intend to build a 1,980-square-foot restaurant and bar, and add a 1,055-square-foot, outdoor, covered patio with a fire pit. It sits a short walk from two of the small town’s limited amenities, the library and convenience store.
To better blend into the neighborhood, the restaurant, entrance and parking spaces will face the store that offers a small inventory of snacks, beer and sodas. Cottonwood is adopting a different approach and vows to include healthy dining choices and smoothies on the menu and provide plenty of areas for "eco-tourists" and visiting cyclists to rest their bikes, building an essential outdoor activity pit stop.
Noting the rural area is out of range of food delivery services including pizza, locals look forward to making the restaurant a new focal point for families and the community. A display celebrating the history of Blue Diamond is already planned for the interior.
Very close neighbors Blue Barn LLC are behind the concept, hoped to be open from 6 a.m until at least 6 p.m daily and until 10 p.m on Friday and Saturday. A completion timetable for the built-from-scratch space has yet to be announced.