Tribune-Herald staff writer Mike Copeland talks about business issues large and small.
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“Hip Hip Hooray!” is the exclamation atop the invitation Kindler’s Gem Jewelers is sending out to celebrate its new store in Central Texas Marketplace.
Waco businessman Shawn Reising said work on opening an indoor miniature golf course, game room and sports bar downtown called Putters is progressing well.
Westrock Centre, the retail-and-dining center on Hewitt Drive, has been bought by Lisa Le, a local investor who reportedly wanted to add the space to her portfolio, Bentwood Realty agent Bryan Jenkins said.
A recent visit to Kitok, a hole-in-the-wall restaurant on North 18th Street, proved enlightening. Recent drives by the place had revealed work crews on the roof and groundwork near the front entrance. News had circulated that the place, a Waco tradition since 1975 known for its “liplocker” m…
Shane Turner and Todd Behringer, partners in several downtown Waco ventures, are taking their talents elsewhere, but they are not leaving town.
Pei Wei Asian Diner apparently is on the road to recovery, having aced a recent pop-in quiz by the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District.
Rumblings can be heard about several attractions possibly bound for Waco, where folks have complained for years about what they perceive as a paucity of things to do for entertainment except eating out and going to movies.
Ideal MRI has opened a 1,500-square-foot imaging facility in Central Texas Marketplace, next to the newly opened La Madeleine French Bakery and Cafe.
Waco is the 10th most affordable place in the United States for retirees, according to a survey published by 55places.com, which describes itself in a release as “the number one resource for active adult communities.”
Much has been discussed about the widening of Interstate 35 through Waco from six to eight lanes, with many exit and overpass alterations along the way. Land acquisition to accommodate the project has cost Waco its El Chico restaurant, a slice of Texas Roadhouse’s parking lot, a La Quinta ho…
Waco Auto Glass has been repairing windshields at 1100 Franklin Ave. for more than 40 years, but a local whiskey-maker has sent it packing.
Refit Revolution, a Waco-based fitness program with almost 300,000 YouTube followers, has completed its move to 1522 Washington Ave., where the partners bought a 20,000-square-foot building dubbed The Standard on Washington Avenue. About 100 people attended a soft opening in October, said An…
The Reserve at Dry Creek, a $17.5 million senior-living community, has opened on North Old Temple Road in Hewitt, according to a press release from the ownership group.
The board of Tax Increment Financing Zone No. 1 board approved $545,125 Thursday for homebuilder Steve Sorrells’ $3.6 million plan to turn the old Strand Theater building on Austin Avenue, most recently occupied by Bank of America, into Class A office space.
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.