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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,…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Brazos Commons Riverfront Project Could Have Second Development

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

11-story hotel would anchor second riverfront development, costing $129 million Original article by J.B. Smith of wacotrib.com The Brazos Promenade development now underway on the city-owned riverfront could be getting an even bigger neighbor next door. Business partners Joe Beard and Rick Sheldon are seeking downtown incentive funds to assist with a $129.3 million complex…

Magnolia, Target partnership; L3 mum on buyouts; Gas prices dip; Mars candy fighting climate change

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

Original article by Mike Copeland of wacotrib.com The brand of “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines continues to grow, with retailing giant Target announcing it will launch Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, a 300-item collection of home and lifestyle merchandise. “The collection reflects a modern take on Magnolia’s signature aesthetic with modern, classic, industrial…

Brazos Commons riverfront project receives large budget

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

TIF board approves $7.9 million for Brazos Commons riverfront project Original article by J.B. Smith of wacotrib.com The Brazos Commons riverfront project won Tax Increment Financing Zone board approval Thursday for a $7.9 million public investment to aid the proposal for an 11-story full-service hotel, retail space and 400 residences. Partners Joe Beard and Rick…

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