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Touch of Texas coming back to life

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TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG)-- Entertainment from a familiar Southern Tier business is making a comeback.

Touch of Texas will be moving into the former Magic City Music Hall facility. 

"We had absolutely no plans to go back into this business whatsoever," said Co-Owner of Touch of Texas, Terry Drake.

After owning Touch of Texas in Norwich in 1995 and Johnson City in 1998, Terry Drake and her husband Greg Allen sold the business to focus on family, and decided they weren't going back. That is until now.

"When Magic City went out a month ago, the building was available and we had all the things and we have had the experience to operate it," Drake said.

The two say they enjoyed their former businesses without even thinking twice.

"We decided to even keep it the same name and come back in and do it all over again," Drake said.

This was because of great feedback and the southern spirit in their blood.

"We started this concept a long time ago and we also traveled in a rodeo circuit for number of years before we did the first place," Drake said.

The owner even re-purposing many of their decorations and pieces the former facilities had. Some things include the dance floor, sound system and decorations.

"There is a lot of things in here people will recognize and our entrance will actually have one whole wall of the history of both places where there will be customers pictures and thank you notes," Drake said.

The facility will also continue their southern Texas theme with a wide variety of music genres, like country and classic rock.

"There is something that is for everybody," Drake said. "It is not just country. It's a place that is going to have extreme excitement, a lot of energy and the area really needs that."

Drake notes they will also offer space for weddings and other large events, and will even have comedy shows.

Drake and Allan say if everything goes as planned they are hoping for a New Years opening. 

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