Teton Gravity Research

Teton Gravity Research founders Steve and Todd Jones, shown here at TGR’s main office in Wilson, are listed on an application for a new venture to fill a vacant restaurant on Highway 390.

A new venture appears poised to fill the empty space on Highway 390 that Jackson old-timers remember as Vista Grande and later arrivals think of as Q Roadhouse or Roadhouse Pub and Eatery.

It's unclear exactly what will go into the commercial space, but it involves top people at Teton Gravity Research. 

On Tuesday, Teton County commissioners will review a request to transfer the retail liquor license from VG II LLC to TGR Resorts and Services, located at 2550 Moose-Wilson Road.

"This retail liquor license held by VG II LLC is currently non-operational and has been since its issuance in February 2019," the commissioners staff report says. "TGR Resorts and Services, LLC will hold their license as non-operational until the beginning of September 2019 while remodeling the space formerly occupied by BBQ5, LLC on the Moose-Wilson Road."

Retail liquor licenses allow the sale of alcohol for consumption on premise, off premise or both. They also permit the sale of packaged liquor. In Wyoming a county's retail licenses are limited by population, and Teton County gets 25 total.

The application for the license transfer lists three stockholders in TGR Resorts and Services, all principals in Teton Gravity Research: Brett Hills, chief financial officer of Teton Gravity Research, and Steve and Todd Jones, co-founders. Hills declined to comment further.

According to the lease agreement for the property that's attached to the application, "Tenant shall use Premises for operating a full-service restaurant."

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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