Twilight Bar and Grill celebrates 25 years
by Celia Shortt
Since starting out as a driving range with a snack bar and evolving into a bar without a driving range, Glenn and Molly Veasey have spent the last 25 years making Twilight Bar and Grill a place where people can have a drink and listen to live music.
“Every time we drove past the property, my husband said it would be a nice driving range,” said Veasey of the property at 311 Raymond Hill Road in north Coweta.
A celebration was held June 21 with an afternoon and evening of music featuring a list of area bands.
In April 1989, the couple opened a driving range there with a snack bar, which sold beer and wine. From there, they expanded the snack bar into a bar and grill. Twelve years later, they closed the driving range because the bar was taking off.
Throughout the past 25 years, both Glenn and Molly have made friends with many of their customers and staff, and they’ve worked hard to make Twilight a home away from home for everyone.
“It’s my favorite little hole-in- wall,” said Josh Yarbrough, who has been frequenting Twilight for the last six or seven years. “The food is always good. The beer is always cold. The music is always good.”
“There is no trouble,” he added. “It feels like home. Molly and Glenn are like my other parents.”
“It’s just a down-home feel,” said Eddie Boyd of the Hudson Road Band. “Everybody loves it here. It has a ‘home’ feel.” Customers are not the only ones who feel at home. The employees do, too.
Bartender Kim Rainwater’s favorite part of the bar is the family atmosphere.
“Molly and Glenn are here for anybody and everybody,” she said. “They step up to the plate for everybody else every time.”
She has been working at Twilight for about two-and-a-half years, but has been coming to the bar for about eight years. Kathy Dennis is another bartender who started working there about two- and-a-half-years ago after going to the bar for about six years.
“The atmosphere, those repeat customers, and my boss” are what keep Dennis coming back to Twilight.
“You come in here and feel at home,” she said. “It’s home away from home.”
For the Veaseys, the best part of the last 25 years is the friendships they’ve made.
“We just know everybody now,” said Veasey.
Her husband feels the same.
“We love the people … We’ve made a lot of great friends in 25 years who are still our friends,” he said.
Recently, the Veaseys enacted another change to Twilight. They made it smoke-free. Both she and her husband recently quit after smoking for more than 40 years and felt the time had come to make a change.
“It’s just not cool anymore,” she said of smoking.
Veasey said only one person in every 20 smokes.
“It used to be reversed,” she added.
Customers can still smoke outside, and vapes are still allowed inside.
During Twilight’s recent party to celebrate its 25 years in business they had food, giveaways, and lots of live music.
“It was absolutely perfect,” said Veasey of the day. “The support and people were amazing.