A customer enjoys a refreshment at the newly renovated Custers Saloon in Ansley. The bar, formerly known as The Endzone, has a new owner and a new look.
ANSLEY - - The Ansley bar, located along Highway 2 directly across from the lake, is under new ownership and is undergoing a major face-lift.
Jerry Grosse-Rhode is originally from Omaha, but has experienced life in the Sandhills a few times in his life. He was a resident of Ord in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
He and his wife Janet have just moved back to Ansley in the past two years. Janet is native to the community and the couple moved back to be closer to their family.
Jerry has not only become a resident of the town, but a pillar in the community. He has his handy-man business; Home Maintance Solutions, where he does anything from the most basic home repairs to full renovations. With his business he has become a â€śflipperâ€ť - buying houses and businesses and transforming them and selling them. What Jerry seems to focus on is finding a need and fulfilling it.
Ansley has a need and Jerry has taken it upon himself to fix it - offering an option for entertainment in the small yet growing community. He has bought The Endzone, once a sports bar, and is in the process of helping it rise back to local fame as Custerâ€™s Saloon.
Custerâ€™s is a work in progress but they are open for business. For now they are only offering pizza and beverage refreshments; however, a full menu of simple fare is in the works along with the other improvements being made. The saloon is under the slow process of a full restoration. The inside has already undergone some beautiful changes, by Jerryâ€™s own hand.
Custerâ€™s is open for business Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to close. Jerry has established an open door policy, if the door is open he will be more than happy to serve you.
Other exciting changes coming to the Ansley business, which can be followed on their Facebook page, is live entertainment. Anything from a one-man show to full bands and even karaoke, Jerry says there are many surprises in store.
The best way for anyone to truly grasp the great service and changes being offered at Custerâ€™s Saloon is to just stop by and see for yourselves. Though there has not been much work done on the outside of the building yet, do not judge this book by its cover. Jerry aims to please and do his part to make your stop worthwhile.