November 22, 2017 Comments Closed

Local Downtown Restaurant Gets Expansion; New Waco Brewery Receives Permits

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

Original article by Mike Copeland of wacotrib.com Buzzard Billy’s, the Cajun-oriented riverfront restaurant across Interstate 35 from McLane Stadium, is expanding by about 5,000 square feet to create the “Swamp Shack,” a dining and relaxation area that will extend over the waters of Lake Brazos, a part-owner said. “We’re putting in roll-up doors on Monday,…

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November 13, 2017 Comments Closed

Artist Is Tasked With Restoration Project After Art Piece Is Vandalized

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

Waco native artist returns to restore MLK mural on Brazos bridge pier Original article by J.B. Smith of wacotrib.com Over 12 years, Ira Watkins’ mural of Martin Luther King Jr. has survived floods and a spray paint attack. But now it’s getting a restoration with a touch of the master’s hand. Watkins, a Waco native…

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November 10, 2017 Comments Closed

The Richland Mall in Waco Is Listed For Sale

Posted by:Adam Voight

Waco: Mall owners “have no plans to sell,” but mall is listed Original article by Julie Hays of KWTX.com The Richland Mall in Waco is listed for sale online, complete with marketing brochures, but the owner of the property told KWTX there are “no plans to sell the property.” The property is listed on LoopNet.com,…

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November 2, 2017 Comments Closed

New Jewelry Store Begins Forging Fashion on I-35

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

There’s a section of I-35 just 25 miles north of Waco that’s taking a lot of heat lately. Andrew and Teisha Vandekop, the couple behind “Backyard Silversmiths,” have just opened their new backyard workshop to the public where visitors can watch Andrew create his .999 Fine Silver jewelry designs being hand-forged on site with an…

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October 26, 2017 Comments Closed

‘Drone Park’ Trying To Fly Its Way Into Waco

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

Entrepreneurs hope to launch indoor ‘drone park’ in Waco Original article by J.B. Smith of wacotrib.com A palm-size contraption that moves and whirs like an angry hummingbird threads its way through the metal rafters of a downtown garage on a recent Saturday afternoon. Then, guided remotely by an expert hand, it swoops behind a spectator…

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October 23, 2017 Comments Closed

For Sale: 33 Acres on Silo Hill Road

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

Harrell & Associates – KW Commercial, Central Texas would like to announce our newest listing, 33 acres of land in Lorena, Texas. This 33 acres sits on Levi Parkway, which is located east of Lorena, and west of Golinda. The property also has a 1,200 SqFt metal building in a corner of the property. The…

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October 20, 2017 Comments Closed

Café/Bookstore Makes It’s Way To Downtown Waco

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

Waco natives planning downtown literary venture with Fabled Bookstore Original article by J.B. Smith of wacotrib.com When Alison Frenzel and Kimberly Batson met last year, they bonded over a love of books. Now they’re working to create a downtown spot to draw other book lovers together. The Waco women are planning to open Fabled Bookstore…

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October 13, 2017 Comments Closed

Building Expansions Continue To Thrive in Downtown Waco

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

Hippodrome expansion, Stratton building get TIF funding approval Original article by J.B. Smith of wacotrib.com The downtown Tax Increment Financing Zone board recommended a total of $1.4 million of tax-supported incentives Thursday for three projects, including the new Waco Hippodrome annex and the five-story Stratton Building across the street. Stratton Building owner Peter Ellis received…

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October 6, 2017 Comments Closed

Downtown Continues to Flourish as New Store ‘Gather’ Is Set to Open

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

Growth on Washington Ave. to continue with opening of Gather Original article by Cassie Smith of wacotrib.com A Baylor University alumni couple is putting functional art for entertaining center stage with the opening of Gather in downtown Waco. Black Oak Art founder Jonathan Martin and Kindred Event Studio owner Sara Martin are launching the new…

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September 26, 2017 Comments Closed

HGTV Hit Show ‘Fixer Upper’ Ending After Current Season

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

Original article by Mike Copeland of wacotrib.com “Fixer Upper,” the HGTV show that made the renovation of Waco homes a prime-time television staple, will end after its fifth season, stars Chip and Joanna Gaines announced Tuesday. On her blog, Joanna Gaines said the couple came to the decision with “sadness and expectation,” citing a desire…

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