The Redneck Country Club coming soon to Stafford

By Karen Daniels 

Michael Berry

If you’ve driven down West Airport between Highway 59 and Murphy Road, you may have noticed some construction and wondered what is being built. Soon, this will be home to the Redneck Country Club, aka, the RCC. The RCC is a private club “where good people can relax and have a beer, a bourbon or some whiskey, and some simple vittles while listening to a musician croon his heart out, around other like-minded people.”

The RCC is the brainchild of Michael Berry, the sometimes controversial, always entertaining and thought provoking conservative talk show host on AM 740 KTRH. He says, “It’s not a bar or a restaurant. It’s a place to come hang out and meet other fun people.” When looking for a location for the RCC, Berry requested that his broker find a place in Stafford. “We fell in love with the space, and the community. The health inspector, public works director, police, fire and neighboring businesses have been professional and kind. We want to do more than just be a country club located in Stafford. We want to be part of the community.”

Michael Berry served on Houston’s City Council from 2002-2008 and ran for Mayor of Houston in 2003. “One of my pitches 10 years ago was how Stafford was better at attracting business than Houston.” On the topic of Mayor Leonard Scarcella celebrating his 44th year as Stafford’s Mayor, Berry said, “He is proud and protective of his residents. It’s what every mayor should be. He’d be thrown out if he wasn’t doing well. That he is continuously re-elected is a testament to his service. That’s something to be proud of. I think Stafford is lucky to have him.”

The target open date for the RCC is October 4t, and will be in limited form, first as an outside venue. The deck, the stage and the bar are currently being completed. After that, the inside renovations will begin. Memberships are available in five levels with different prices and benefits. The lowest: .22 Caliber comes with annual dues of $250 (spouse added for free); and the highest: Big Ass Gun comes with a one-time due of $50,000 and a long list of perks. Anyone who joins by September 30 will have their name permanently placed on a wall for founding members that the RCC “intend to spoil rotten.”

The RCC will not be a competitor to the Stafford Centre, but likely increase the city’s foothold on live entertainment. “We hope to compliment what they (Stafford Centre) do and will work together to put on quality events for the community.” Something else important to Michael Berry and the RCC – promoting responsible alcohol consumption. Some of the policies being put into place to help: 1) Teaming with Homewood Suites to encourage members to stay close 2) Prohibiting the sale of shots and 3) Avoidance of over-serving customers. “It is not only smart business for us to do this and be vigilant about it, it’s the right thing to do.”

The RCC is located at 11110 West Airport. Check out their website for more information. (www.theredneckcountryclub.com)

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