Nellie's Bar & Grill in La Monte had it's official grand opening Saturday night (October 24) after it opened it's doors three weeks ago.

Nellie's Bar & Grill is located in between Casey's and the Staff For Life helicopter pad and can be seen by Highway 50.

Carol Martin is the owner of Nellie's and named the place after her mother-in-law.

Martin did some significant changes inside, from the days when it was known as Josie's, but she wanted to bring a bar & grill to La Monte, with her experience she learned while working down the road in Montserrat.

Martin celebrated the grand opening with a buffet style dinner, but during the week she features pork tenderloins, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries, onion rings, soup of the day and more.

The band Tobacco Row played the grand opening and Martin plans to bring more live music in the future.