Back in Nov. 2021, country music superstar Reba McEntire announced Reba's Place, a restaurant, bar and entertainment venue in Atoka, Okla. then slated to open in 2022 and created through a partnership with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. It had its grand opening on Thursday (Jan. 26), with McEntire performing a live set that was livestreamed on Facebook. As of the following morning, the near hour-long livestream, complete with a venue sizzle reel, can be watched in full on YouTube.
"Music and the fans helped build this place and get it all together. And that's what a restaurant is all about, where people can come in, visit and eat," McEntire shared in a press release. "Reba's Place is a joint venture with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and they are the best partner. It's exciting to work with people who have a passion for this town and for creating jobs, tourism, and new opportunities in southeastern Oklahoma, in the community where I grew up."
The three-story, 13,284-square-foot venue was constructed in a century-old Masonic Temple. Its dining space accommodates 250 people. A press release boasts "a stage with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting for a concert-quality experience and a mercantile, making it one of southeastern Oklahoma's premier destination experiences." In addition, there's a revolving collection of memorabilia from McEntire's illustrious career on display.
There's such "Fancy" menu options as a steak dinner, street tacos, chicken fried steak and a McEntire family favorite, pinto beans and corn bread. Main floor attractions include a restored antique bar that's over 100 years old.
The new business venture furthers the creative and entrepreneurial pursuits of its namesake. McEntire has been busy musically lately, touring arenas with Terri Clark and The Isaacs, and as an actor, starring in the TV series Big Sky and Lifetime movie The Hammer. Both projects co-star McEntire's partner, fellow actor Rex Linn.
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