Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-centered, post-secondary education to rural Nevada. Educational, cultural, and related economic needs of the multicounty service area are met through programs of university transfer, applied science and technology, business and industry partnerships, developmental education, community service, and student support services in conjunction with certificates and associate and select baccalaureate degrees.
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“I want to give students and the larger Elko community a home away from home with lots of comfort food, and an up-beat environment to enjoy it in,” said owner Sonya Shipp.
Shipp, who is originally from the south, hopes to bring a variety of food selections to Elko, admitting the new restaurant has a very diverse menu already, yet she plans to add more.
“We are still open to suggestions but right now we are looking to add more in one place,” said Shipp. “Sweet Barrel is a restaurant someone should be able to grab anything from a breakfast burrito, to a salad or a pulled-pork sandwich.”
Although the restaurant opened its doors mid-February, Shipp plans to hold a grand opening the week of March 28, which is also GBC’s welcome back week from Spring Break.
The community is encouraged to stay up to date with what’s to come at Sweet Barrel by Liking the restaurant on Facebook. The restaurant has daily specials which are updated on a weekly basis.
Shipp describes events, new menu selections and even the possibility of take-n-go dinners would be in the making.
“I plan on using this central location to bring the community in for GBC events, concerts and larger community happenings.”
Sweet Barrel is open 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will remain open during summer. For more information about Sweet Barrel, contact Sonya Shipp at 775-753-2255 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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