Sunday alcohol sales already started in Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The first Sunday of alcohol sales fell on Easter for Applebee’s. “It went really well,” said manager Dustin Barnes. He said the success of the sales was hard to gauge on a holiday that traditionally focuses on family gatherings. “People who didn’t have family to go to definitely enjoyed […]

Four apply for Sunday alcohol sales

CNJ Staff Applebee’s, Chili’s and the American Legion Post 25 have been approved for Sunday alcohol sales, according to the state regulation and licensing department. Robin Howe, manager of Chili’s, said the restaurant is waiting to receive its permit from Santa Fe. Sunday alcohol sales will begin the Sunday after the permit is received, he […]

Local businesses hosting fund-raiser

CNJ staff Applebee’s and High Plains Harley-Davidson are joining forces Saturday to raise money for a Clovis teen stricken with a spinal disease. Clovis resident Kenneth Nation was diagnosed with transverse myelitis in June. The rare disease has left the 15-year-old paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. Sherri Devou, Applebee’s manager, […]

Breastfeeding group seeks to educate

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis breastfeeding support group believes education is the best way to spotlight the issue of breastfeeding in public. Although they have had no problems with the local Applebee’s restaurant, the group supports a nationwide protest planned for today against the national restaurant chain, according to group spokeswoman Heidi […]

Restaurant industry continues growing in Clovis

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A server at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar spent Thursday training at the new restaurant. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer In the last year, Clovis has seen several national chains enter the restaurant market as well as numerous smaller chains and independent firms. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, which will […]

Applebee’s latest to choose Clovis

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City officials say construction on a new Applebee’s will likely begin by the end of February. The restaurant will be located about a block west of North Prince Street on Llano Estacado Boulevard. (CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Another national chain restaurant is scheduled to open in Clovis in […]

Applebee’s hoping to get a building permit

by Eric Butler The latest in a recent wave of national chains to take an interest in Clovis appears to be Applebee’s restaurant. Applebee’s officials would not confirm an expansion to Clovis, but Clovis City Manager Ray Mondragon said Applebee’s representatives are hoping to get a building permit this week to build on the north […]