Mixing a recipe for tranquility
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Mixing a recipe for tranquility

Skip to main content Editor’s note: Eight summers ago, Ron Erdrich, who writes the weekly Big Country Journal for the Reporter-News, spotlighted a remodeled home and eatery called Biscuit in Albany. Jim Stuart, who co-founded the business venture, died earlier this month. ALBANY — Randy Bacon has always loved Albany. With a little convincing, he got Jim Stuart to feel the same way. “I’ve always just liked this town,” Bacon said. “I’ve probably been going to Fandangle since about the fourth grade. Visually, I’ve always loved this landscape and this area.” Bacon grew up in Abilene, is an artist and has been painting full time for about 10 years. He and Stuart ran an advertising agency for 15 years, but when that began to wind down in 2002, they looked for something else. Bacon’s art career started to take off , and Stuart began thinking he needed to do something different himself. In different small towns across the country, a movement has started to attract creatives like Stuart and Bacon in the hopes of creating artist enclaves. Bacon saw Albany as the perfect location for that. Jim Stuart laughs with Holly Bernard as she casually dines on her lunch […]

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