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Rhodes Sports Bar on Whitesville Road celebrates opening

LaGrange native Mignon Smith, along with her brother and lifetime Troup County resident David Rhodes, opened Rhodes Sports Bar in February and celebrated joining the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. 

“My dad, David Rhodes, is the brain child behind the idea and the reason why this exists,” Smith said. “A lot of what you see here is because of his hard work.”

The family-owned business offers a variety of entertainment, beer, food and sports entertainment channels. Whether you are hungry, craving a beverage or want to play a game of darts, Rhodes is ready to serve. 

“We are really happy to be here and involved in Troup County,” Smith said. “We are very hopeful for what is going to change and happen in the community and the economic development that we can be a part of.”

Smith said they aim to make an impact on the community and are going to ensure ‘good food, good people and good times,’ for the area. 

“I love the community and have not been home as much in a very long time, but I am definitely here now and plan to be very involved,” Smith said. “We know there is a lot in store and look forward to the progress that will be made.” 

Smith said that since it is a local bar, she hopes everyone feels like they are family and friends when they step in. 

“When you come in here, there is no pretense whatsoever,” Smith said. 

“Come in, have a drink, have some food and have good times.” 

Located at 1604 Whitesville Road, the sports bar is open Tuesday through Sunday and will open on Mondays during football season.

“I am so excited to be a part of this,” Smith said. “I was initially nervous, but this is home and the comradery we have had from the community has been astounding.”

Surrounded by family, friends, patrons and chamber members, the ribbon cutting marked a moment of hard work paying off for the family, according to Smith.