Beas Cafe up and running
By 08/23/2007 00:00:00
The Ellis County Press
FERRIS - Since its re-opening on May 31, Bea's Cafï¿½ in Ferris has been doing just fine.
There are good days and bad days like any small restaurant, but considering the building's roof was at one point resting on the floor, you won't hear much complaining from owners Gail and Bull Villa.
Since the ceiling's repair and the restaurant opened for business again there have been a few changes in decoration and some added entertainment.
Hanging from the railings above eye level are two of Ferris High School's football jerseys from last year (the team received new ones this year).
They sit there next to a letterman's jacket, all compliments of new athletics director and head football coach Randy Barnes who is trying to raise school spirit.
Another new addition is the occasional band playing on Friday nights.
This also happens to be all-you-can-eat fish night.
They set up immediately to the left of the entrance and jam right then and there.
The free music is an attempt to give potential customers an incentive to come and enjoy the good food.
When asked what the best food Bea's has to offer is, one customer said that although most people get the chicken fried steak, the best thing there is the Homemade Onion Rings.
'I have a cousin from Arlington who comes down here to get them!' she says smiling.
If that doesn't settle the matter nothing does.
This reopening is really the second reopening.
Some time before the roof was blown in, Bea's used to be in a different location.
What moved the Cafï¿½ from that place was a fire.
With the original site burned to a crisp the owners did the logical thing, move to a different one.
The only problem was the roof wasn't put on strong enough.
So when the first big storm came it collapsed and stopped business yet again.
Lets hope for the owner's sake and all those who love good home made food, Bea's Cafï¿½ avoids another calamity.