Ben Wheeler, Texas

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Moore’s Store Downtown Ben Wheeler

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Sun, Tues, Wed, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. • Thurs, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (kitchen closes 8:30 p.m.)

Friday & Saturday • 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. • Kitchen closes 9:30 p.m. • Full Bar!

Age 13 & Older Welcome after 8 p.m. When Accompanied by An Adult

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Moore's Store: 903.833.5100 

1551 Farm to Market 279 • 75754 

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Moore’s Store...


When Brooks and Rese Gremmels began restoring downtown through Ben Wheeler Arts & Historical Foundation, a 501 (C ) (3) organization, the town site-proper of Ben Wheeler was identified by eight surviving buildings – the earliest circa 1915 and the latest built around 1930. 




The largest of these structures and the one figuring most prominently in the town’s history is Moore’s store (see photo).  J.J. (Fat Daddy) Moore opened his 6,500 sq. ft. mercantile store in 1933.  And until the store closed in 1992, Moore’s sold everything needed for day-to-day life in the country.  Shoes lined the north wall, along with a row of theater seats customers sat in to try on the merchandise.  Horse collars hung on the back wall, along with BB guns, shotguns, 22’s and ammunition.  Coal oil (kerosene) was pumped from a metal drum out back where a water well and trough supplied the teams of horses that some farmers continued to use right up to the War.  Mr. Moore had a reputation as being tight with a dollar but old timers still remember that he gave them penny candy while their folks shopped.

barstools_insidemooresAfter lots of hard work and heartfelt conviction for the historical building, Moore’s Store was brought back to life opening its doors in September 2009 as a restaurant and live music venue.

In an attempt to remain true to the building’s historical architecture, many of the original aesthetics of Moore’s was painstakingly retained and restored. But, a few new amenities were added including a a sound system and performance stage for patrons to enjoy live music, while they dine. Moores's is managed by Martha Thorne.

martha_managerBrent Hale, a Tyler artist put his touch on the building’s interior as well by painting a wall-to-wall mural showcasing a retrospective of days gone by in downtown Ben Wheeler. Click here to check it out for yourself or simply visit the restaurant and enjoy good food, good music and good times!

Go to Moore's official website HERE!

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13 & up welcome after 8 p.m. on live music nights when accompanied by an adult. Moore's Store: 903.833.5100 •  Music Times Noted Below • Karaoke Thursdays! 6 p.m. For booking information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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