Livingston economy bounces back with return of Roundup Rodeo

 Livingston economy bounces back with return of Roundup Rodeo

LIVINGSTON — With the Livingston Roundup Rodeo being sidelined last year due to the pandemic, nearly every business in town was impacted somehow financially.

Thankfully 2021 is a very different story, and the local economy is getting a much-needed boost over the Fourth of July Weekend.

“I don’t know what the numbers are right now, but I know that myself and everybody on staff here are working harder than they’ve ever worked here, and that’s a good thing,” The Mint Bar & Grill owner Richard Lowe laughed. “It’s the best problem to have.”

“This is just wonderful for our economy,” Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Leslie Feigel said. “Our shops are fully open at this point. Having an event like this, which now they’ve had like two months to get the kinks out, is what they need for their pocketbook.”

For a town that only has 8,200 residents, the Livingston Roundup draws over 10,000 visitors every year to its arena…

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