Cove nightclub under new ownership
By DAVID J. HARDIN
In 1984, a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $1.21, a dozen eggs cost $1.01, and a postage stamp was 20 cents, and one of Copperas Cove’s oldest nightclubs was called Southern Nights.
After becoming Joker’s Southern Nights under new ownership several years ago, it was recently renamed Trackside on November 1, coming under the co-ownership of Robert Walker and Gary Grant.
Walker has lived in Copperas Cove for 10 years and has been a regular of the nightclub for several years.
“I decided to become a co-owner in this nightclub because I thought it was a great opportunity, and so I jumped on it,” said Walker. “We are going to do some new things, and make this club more visible so that it brings in new customers.
“We want people to know that this nightclub has been here for years, it always has been and always will be Cove’s nightclub.”
Gary Grant is co-owner of Trackside with Walker.
“It is going to be great, we are going to work well together, and the place is going to really kick,” Grant said.
When the two became co-owners they decided to give the nightclub a new name, one that goes back to its former roots.
Before it was Joker’s Southern Nights, the nightclub was Southern Nights, and before that, it was called the Railhead.
The name Trackside came about because the nightclub is located right beside the train tracks that run through Cove.
The nightclub will play a mixture of country, rock, and hip-hop hits. Darts and foosball are free, and on Sundays pool is free. There will be drink specials every day of the week.
Trackside is open from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week and is located at 301 Joe’s Road.
Trackside will hold its official grand opening on Friday, December 15.
At 9 p.m., the Marshall Street Band will take the stage and perform until midnight, after which the DJ will play hits and take requests.