what this town needs...
is a good local bar in the Joe's, now Saltgrass, building. Something akin to the Crown and Anchor in Austin. If Joe's wasn't making money, then I don't see how the Saltgrass is going to survive more than a year. This town lacks a good student bar with a dog friendly porch where you can study, drink, surf the web, shoot the odd game of pool or darts, and eat at reasonable prices. The River Pub is o.k., but they are actively trying to be more of a restaurant where you can drink, rather than a bar where you can get good cheap food.