Pop Stand south of town reopens as Feed Lot 49 at the Pop Stand

Samantha Hill

The iconic Pop Stand just south of Livingston will reopen its doors with a new name — Feed Lot 49 at the Pop Stand — and a renovated style.

The restaurant, purchased last fall, will open in May complete with a total change of decorations and a new menu.

Once decorated in a 1950s style, Owner Melissa O’Hair has now transformed the space into a rustic eatery complete with repurposed wood, and black and white photos showing some of Livingston’s most important events from over 100 years ago.

“It made more sense to call it the Feed Lot, once we changed the inside,” O’Hair said. “However, we still wanted people to associate us with the popular building.”

O’Hair said the food will be a “greasy spoon” style with burgers, fries, Wilcoxson’s ice cream, and breakfast classics such as her popular and delicious white chocolate and raspberry scones.

Although she is known for her scones, O’Hair said her favorite meal she has come up with are Damn Wind Nachos, which has brisket, three types of cheeses including queso, as well as cilantro and onions over a bed of tortilla chips.

O’Hair is excited to open up the outside space not only for events but also for clubs and extra room for dining customers.  

“A man has already asked me if he could have his birthday there in August,” she said.

Other than the event space outside, there is also a community room big enough to sit up to  30 people.

Feed Lot 49 at the Pop Stand will open for Mother’s Day on May 8 with brunch and dinner buffets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Then, starting May 10, the business will be officially open. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Feed Lot 49 at the Pop Stand is located at 5060 U.S. Highway 89 South. It may be reached at 439-2069.

Samantha Hill may be reached at shill@livent.net.