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From the Ground Up: Wilson's Chuckwagon BBQ Restaurant

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Owner/developer: Raymond “Boots” Wilson
General contractor: Raymond “Boots” Wilson
Architect: James O’Donnell
Engineers: Crawford Concrete Co., civil; Edelman Engineering Corp., structural; Latifi Engineering, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 1,248 square feet
Estimated cost: $500,000
Lender: Liberty Bank
Estimated completion date: Sept. 20
Project description: Owner Raymond “Boots” Wilson has worked as an area electrician for more than 30 years and owned Pappy’s Place on North Main Avenue for four years in the 1990s. He said Wilson’s Chuckwagon will feature burgers, barbecue beef, brisket, pulled pork and ribs, with sandwiches priced around $6 apiece. Wilson has hired his son, Ben Wilson, to manage the restaurant. The younger Wilson worked for 10 years at Dancy’s Restaurant in Marshfield. He said the land was purchased for about $150,000, and he’s spent roughly $350,000 on construction.[[In-content Ad]]


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