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Waco entrepreneur David Mercer broke ground last week on Route 77 Food Park at South 15th Street and La Salle Avenue, where he hopes to place food trucks, a craft beer bar, an open-air patio and a climate-controlled building for dining and relaxing during extreme weather.
A small regional chain called Shaking Seafood & Wings has signed a lease on the former Casa Ole building in the 400 block of North Valley Mills Drive, real estate agent Pat Farrar said.
Crews have gotten to work on the former Martha Jane’s Liquor Store at North 15th Street and Colcord Avenue, bent on removing a collapsing roof and a section of the 1920s-vintage structure Mission Waco bought for $150,000 almost a year ago.
WacoWork held its grand opening Friday, unveiling a 5,000-square-foot space at Sixth Street and Columbus Avenue for members who pay monthly fees. They will have 24-hour access to private offices, shared or dedicated desks, coffee service, beer on tap, office equipment and high-speed internet…
Diamond Athletics, owned by Nick and Kelli Santos, is building a new facility at 4400 N. State Highway 6 (just across the Twin Bridges, near Speegleville Park) that will triple available space for competitive dance and cheer, tumbling classes, select baseball and softball, as well as private…
Houston-based Los Cucos Mexican Cafe has opened for business in the former Heitmiller Steakhouse building in Legends Crossing, Interstate 35 and West Loop 340.
Richland Mall manager Kandace Menning is a big fan of her new tenant, all 45,000 square feet of wall-to-wall kayaks, golf clubs, fishing rods, bicycles and footballs, attractively displayed and much of it discounted, for now.
Interior demolition has started on the longtime sports bar at Eighth Street and Franklin Avenue, where developer Shane Turner visualizes a culinary haven called “Union Hall,” an 18,000-square-foot space welcoming visitors to sample an array of food and beverage offerings under one roof.
Kelley Perkins, director of marketing for Waco-based GENCO Federal Credit Union, was named Professional of the Year by the Cornerstone Credit Union League, an advocate for 550 member credit unions in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, according to a press release.
Several projects continue to take shape in downtown Waco, including renovation of the iconic Pioneer Savings & Loan building at North Ninth Street and Washington Avenue that has been vacant since 1991.
Mission Waco’s plans to operate a food trailer called Urban Edibles got a boost. The trailer has passed inspection by the Waco-McLennan County Health District, with a note from the inspector saying “well planned and executed,” according to Jimmy Dorrell, executive director of the organization.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, will give a “State of the Nation” talk in Waco on Friday and said he hopes to discuss how to make Washington look more like Texas when it comes to controlling government spending, creating jobs and expanding educational opportunities.