Warner Robins – Entrepreneurial husband and wife duo Stephen and Connie Rollyson are serving up a triple dose of delightfulness at their establishment, Wellston Station. Wellston Station is a combined café, restaurant, and music venue. And if you are not familiar with the history of Warner Robins, the name Wellston is derived from the late chief engineer of the Georgia-Southern and Florida Railroad, William H. Wells. The Rollyson’s, who are natives of Warner Robins, felt the need to incorporate the essence of the lifestyle they experienced while living in Atlanta, and their brainchild is exactly that. Wellston Station encompasses essential qualities that make Atlanta such a sought-out destination for those in search of an exceptional venue to socialize.

Wellston Station has been in business for four months and due to a welcoming response, they celebrated their Grand Opening Saturday, July 22. Sugar Lime Blue, out of Tennessee, performed with Drew Whitehead as the opening act.

Welston Stage
Wellston Station has a stage for performances while customers drink coffee or beer. Photo by Donja M. Harper.

Stephen Rollyson gave some insight into Wellston Station’s daily operations. When asked why he and his wife decided to venture into this specific area of business he said, “We wanted to create a place for the community where we have events and music. Basically, it’s to bring folks together, and music and coffee was a great way to do that.” For their coffee products, the Rollyson’s purchase coffee beans from Counter Culture Coffee out of Durham, North Carolina. Stephen stated that Counter Culture Coffee procures coffee beans from severe different places, even Ethiopia, roast them in Durham, and ships them out to coffee shops nationwide.

Wellston Station has a full staff of baristas ready to prepare and serve up espresso-based coffee drinks. They also serve up specialty drinks andas other libations for those 21-years of age and over. The inside of the building is very spacious. As I am a fan of music, I would have to say that the main attraction for me is the live onstage performances. Most of the music featured comes from local bands such as, The Bearcats, One Horse Parade, and Bootz and Katz, just to name a few. They also have special guest performances from various other musicians who are not from the Middle Georgia area.

Middle Georgians will definitely find something– if not everything–pleasing at Wellston Station. The scheduled events, as well as all their other services, can be viewed online at www.wellstonstation.com.



Published by Don Harper

Don Harper's passion for writing came at an early age. As a second grader, he wrote his first short story, one about his father, a fireman. His teacher typed and edited it, and made the story into a hardbound book. This cherished memory inspired this now 35 year from Milledgeville to create. He is also fascinated by the culture of hip-hop. He began to write poetry and lyrics, and by the time I was in high school had joined a music group who performed live shows and even opened up for some major artists. His current endeavors include working on a trilogy of short stories and finishing his studies at Middle Georgia State University. He is completing his Bachelor of Arts, majoring in New Media and Communication. He hopes to one day acquire a position as a writer for a major network and to also have penned a best-selling novel.