Miss Ginney is back... but where?

(Riverton, Wyo.) - The Habitat for Humanity Restore in downtown Riverton has a new look these days. It's the smiling face behind the counter - Virginia "Ginny" Warren. The owner and operator of Miss Ginny's Roost in Pavillion and, later in Riverton, needed something to do after her restaurant closed this past winter. Miss Ginny first came to town after Hurricane Katrina wiped her out along the Gulf Coast. Her son has a ranch near Pavillion. She opened her cajun style steakhouse in Pavillion to much acclaim and later moved it into Riverton. When circumstances beyond her control resulted in the restaurant's closure, she needed something else to do. "I wanted to be in a place where I could still meet and talk with the public, and this was the perfect opportunity," she said. "I'm loving it." The Restore is only open three days a week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the store sells donated furniture, tables, chairs, appliances, collectibles, art, doors, and a variety of other donated, but in good condition, items. They do not accept clothing, paint or mattresses. "We sell the donated items to help people get re-established, so I've priced items to move," she said. Her pricing philosophy has resulted in a great turnover of goods inside the store. "I need more stuff, hopefully, people will do spring cleaning and donate items to us." She noted she has sold all the furniture in the store with the exception of two chairs. The featured item this week is a six-place table service of Prairie Gold plates, cups, saucers, glasses and such. Miss Ginny invites all of her former customers to stop in and say hello, and bring a donation in with them! #county10 #news