Weekend Waco Update

Café/Bookstore Makes It’s Way To Downtown Waco

Posted by:Adam Voight

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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Brazos Commons riverfront project receives large budget

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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…

Local Restaurant Closes Down Due to I-35 Expansion

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Waco’s El Chico closes to make room for I-35 widening Original Article by Mike Copeland of wacotrib.com The El Chico Cafe on Waco’s traffic circle has closed after more than 50 years of serving Tex-Mex food because of the planned widening of Interstate 35 and construction of a frontage road where the restaurant now stands….

Hurricane Harvey: Real Estate’s Big Players Respond To Storm Of The Century

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Real estate’s big players respond to Hurricane Harvey Original Article by Gill South of inman.com Keller Williams’ charity arm, KW Cares, was finally able to send in its three 18-wheeler trucks from Austin, Texas to a waiting warehouse in Houston at 10:30 am Central Time, Friday. The trucks had volunteers aboard ready to work on…

From Big Green Automotive Garage To Milo Biscuit Co. Man Cave

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Downtown sites in works for Milo Biscuit Co., Man Cave Original Article by Mike Copeland of WacoTrib.com Milo Biscuit Co., whose food truck at Magnolia Market at the Silos has created a loyal following, may find permanent quarters in the former Big Green Automotive garage at Eleventh Street and Franklin Avenue that is being marketed…

Jackson Station Retail Center At 320 South 8th Street To Open In Early 2018

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Developers plan to create downtown restaurant, retail center called Jackson Station Original Article by Mike Copeland of WacoTrib.com The former Cornerstone Plumbing building at South Eighth Street and Jackson Avenue will become the roost for a “hot-chicken” restaurant and possibly a half-dozen retail shops under the guidance of two local entrepreneurs who recently acquired the…

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