Mary Avenue Market

Fox & Gray, a clothing boutique, is one of the several stores inside Mary Avenue Market.

Staff photo — Jerry Larson, file

Fox & Gray, a clothing and gift boutique located in the new Mary Avenue Market at 300 S. Sixth St., will host a grand opening Thursday evening, owner Summer Herriage has announced.

“With the rapid growth of both retail and tourism in Waco, we found it the perfect opportunity to open our dream store,” said Herriage, who moved to Central Texas in January after spending the last 10 years in Los Angeles with her husband, Joey Oglesby, a Baylor University alumnus and actor, and their toddler, Gray.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of these exciting times in Waco, and Summer’s extensive experience in fashion as a buyer, consultant and stylist all came together in what we think is a perfect fit for this market,” Oglesby said in a press release.

The grand-opening celebration will last from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the entire store 15 percent off regular prices, according to the press release.

The shop will occupy 1,700 square feet about a block from Magnolia Market at the Silos. It will operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, selling gifts, jewelry and clothing.

Spice turns 20

Spice Village is celebrating its 20th anniversary of offering space downtown to a collection of shops that sell gifts, souvenirs, kids’ and baby items, home decor, collegiate items and clothes.

Located at Second Street and Franklin Avenue, it once was called the Shops at RiverSquare Center. It grew to more than 100 shops under the ownership of Jennifer Wilson, who recently scaled back on the number of display areas operating there, giving owners more space to operate. The number of shops now stands at 63.

Spice Village is located on the second floor of what once was the McLendon Hardware building, which dates back 123 years.

“We at Spice Village are thankful to our many customers for making this anniversary possible,” Wilson said. “We look forward to continuing to serve our customers with the unique shopping experience that we all have grown to love.”

Gym UP

Dominique Terrase has opened a gym called Gym UP at 103 Randy Drive, which she said is Greater Waco’s “only private women’s-only training center.” She recently hosted a Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony there.

“On top of owning my gym, I also offer a meal-prep company called Fuel UP,” Terrase said in a press release. “I started this company back in August of 2016. It is a healthy meal prep that you just order online. You then pick up your cooked, packaged and ready-to-warm meals on Sunday.”

Terrase, 28, said the parent company to Fuel UP and Gym UP is Uniquely Positive, which she founded in 2013. She sells apparel and other merchandise under that label and also operates a motivational company that includes workout plans.

Advanced Sheet Metal

Advanced Sheet Metal, 2901 E. Industrial Blvd., has scheduled a ribbon-cutting and grand- opening ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. June 8 with appetizers, music and prizes.

Advanced Sheet Metal is affiliated with Lochridge Priest Inc., which installs heating and air-conditioning systems.

Its services include cutting, bending, forming, rolling, press breaking, sawing, plasma cutting, welding and spiral duct work.

Those attending the grand opening will be welcome to tour the production facility.

Sometimes Spouse

A Waco-based company called Sometimes Spouse, which rents out husbands and wives to carry out honey-do lists, has a new owner and operated named Mark Hollingsworth.

Sometimes Spouse started in 2013 in Waco “with a couple and their friend,” but has grown to 39 locations around the state, according to a press release.

Employees are background-checked and trained. They can perform home cleaning services and can assist with home repairs, painting, carpentry, fence installation and handyman work.

Sometimes Spouse has franchise opportunities around the state, according to the press release, which adds, “Sometimes Spouse rents out husbands and wives, but it is totally legal in Texas.”

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