By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
It’s been about a year since Rick Partida of Weslaco purchased Stonewall Jackson, enough time to transform the historic San Benito establishment’s restaurant into a facility reminiscent of its prominent days in the 1930s and 40s.
Partida said he purchased the former hotel, the price of which he has yet to disclose, in 2009 and has since remodeled rooms and closed the restaurant for a month pending renovations.
Now that approximately $175,000 worth of remodeling has been completed, Partida said Stonewall Jackson will reopen to the public on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. A grand opening has been scheduled that day to mark the occasion, featuring San Benito High School’s Conjunto Estrella, and Danza Matachines & Mucho Mas.
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