“Once I realized there was a chance I could come in and put my own spin on what was already a great place, I had to jump at it,” Brandon Ratz said. Need something to drink but don’t feel like getting out of your car? Monroe Beer Cooler has you covered. After being closed for a few weeks, the drive-thru store located at 1135 W. Front St., is back in action with a familiar face calling the shots. Brandon Ratz, president and owner of Emran Inc. — the business that operates Monroe Beer Cooler — worked at the store while attending college and has loved it ever since. The Monroe County-native also owns Maelstrom Performance Fitness in Rockwood. “Once I realized there was a chance I could come in and put my own spin on what was already a great place, I had to jump at it,” Ratz said. “I’m excited to be in Monroe surrounded by many other great businesses.” According to Ratz, the previous owners, Randy and Kim Windham, who owned the Monroe Beer Cooler for almost 20 years, had too much on their plate and decided to hand over the business after he initiated the offer. Ratz said many loyal customers were disappointed the doors had to briefly close, but “it’s been nothing but excitement ever...