The groundhog was wrong, the opening of the Root Beer Stand is a sure sign of Spring.

On February 13, The Root Beer Stand on South Westenedge announced on their Facebook page that they were opening for the 2017 season.

When I stopped by for dinner at Outback next door at 6:30 on Tuesday, the Root Beer Stand parking lot was full of cars; passengers sipping root beer, munching onion rings and trying to keep the chili in the dog and off the upholstery.

Bonus Video: Great Lakes Kite Festival 2015