The Morning News â€” Bob Hudson
Tyler Rupe, the general manager of Tommy Vaughn's Grill, wields the scissors in preparation for the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce's ribbon-cutting for his business on Tuesday. The restaurant opened for business in October.
BLACKFOOT â€” Although Tommy Vaughn's Grill has been a member of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce from Day One in October, general manager Tyler Rupe formalized that membership with a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday.
"We respect everybody in the Chamber," Rupe said, "all the great business leaders in our community. We see the networking between everybody, that they all work so well together and we want to be a part of that."
Tommy Vaughn's Grill, at 850 Jensen Grove Drive, across from the park, is open seven days a week. It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
"Business has been really good," Rupe said. "We appreciate everybody in the community. The support has been wonderful."
Rupe said that, during this Christmas season, there have been a lot of banquets going on. He noted that while most of that business has come from Blackfoot, some companies have brought their parties from Idaho Falls.