After closing at its location for over a year, the Lariat Bar held the Grand Opening for its new building on Main Street on Saturday, July 10, with a free beef barbecue, live music and a street dance. The music was provided by the Earl Fust Band and by Rockin’ Rodney. Construction of the new building, at the same location as the old structure, began in May of 2009 with the completion date originally set for September, but weather delays set back construction schedules, and the new building was not ready for occupancy until late November. During the interim, the Lariat did business from the American Legion Hall at the corner of Bagley & Gay Streets. Owner Janice Christensen is to be commended on the fine facility she has built on Rutland’s Main Street. There is no doubt that the Lariat will continue to play a significant role in the social and civic life of the community for at least another 125 years, or more.