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By LuAnn Schindler

Neighborhood bar and grill set to reopen after renovation


February 25, 2021

LuAnn Schindler

The Royal treatment • (l-r): Polly Anderson and Lisa Meisner put the finishing touches on the Royal Bar and Grill. The couple purchased the establishment Jan. 1 and, after a renovation, hope to reopen in March.

The sign outside the lone bar in Royal reads Last Chance Bar and Grill. For some area residents, the name might have sealed the business's fate.

Thanks to a Phoenix-now-Plainview couple, the local eatery and watering hole is experiencing a renaissance, of sorts.

Lisa Meisner and Polly Anderson hope to reopen the Royal Bar and Grill in March and anticipate the place will remain a gathering place for locals, while alluring new customers who venture along U.S. Highway 20.

A trip to Nebraska in December 2019 eventually led to the purchase of two Royal mainstays: the bar and grill and the Royal...

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