Building permits galore; Hello Bellow Bankruptcy. Donate to the Hope Package; ‘Best day ever’

Building permits galore;  Hello Bellow Bankruptcy.  Donate to the Hope Package;  ‘Best day ever’

Building permits have been issued in the Waco area recently for everything from new restaurants to intravenous treatment sites and repairs to a building that was hit by a car, according to information released by the local Associated General Contractors of America office.

The new eye clinic at 104 Burnett Circle in Woodway requires a $1.5 million permit, while the final work for Wildflower Florist, 10214 China Spring Road, will cost an estimated $150,000. Black Bear Diner, whose cuisine some may find similar to Cracker Barrel, has received a $700,000 permit to finish the space at 2424 Creekview Drive, the development that includes Main Event, Cinemark and Topgolf. Yours Truly The lady visited the Black Bear Diner in Oklahoma City while attending the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament in the Kim Mulkey days. We noticed noisy business there from the hotel’s point of view. Food and service were good.

A $1.5 million permit will put a roof on the industrial building at 801 Hewitt Drive. Mazanec Construction will create new offices and a laboratory wing on the third floor for the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative at 100 Research Parkway, though a cost estimate was not provided. The hair salon at 8810 Woodway Drive, Style Lounge, will see $85,000 in repairs. Car accident repairs at Golden Corral, 618 N. Valley Mills Drive, will cost $12,000. Polyglass USA Inc., located at 1701 Exchange Parkway, will undergo modular office modifications at an undisclosed price. The space at 13701 Woodway Drive will be remodeled to accommodate the IV Therapy Center, although a price has not been determined.

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The Behringer Group continues to fill the food hall planned for 8100 Woodway Drive, securing permits to finish the space for the health camp, Patio Bar No. 2 and pizzeria, according to permits worth $20,000 and $30,000.

Hello Bellow Bankruptcy

Hollywood celebrities Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have made a major investment in Waco, their Hello Bello diaper factory filling a vacant 300,000 square foot space on Texas Central Parkway in 2021. The company also pledged to hire at least 110 people locally, earning a 2.5 Million dollars. Economic Development Grant from Waco and McLennan County, and secured a lease for a speculative 124,000-square-foot building near Amazon’s Waco fulfillment center.

But Hello Bello this week filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In a press release, the company called the filing a “strategic move” to keep the brand going during turbulent economic times.

“Given macroeconomic trends, including inflation and increasing shipping costs, we believe this course of action is the best path forward to ensure Hello Bello continues to provide families with the highest quality, most environmentally friendly products at affordable prices,” Hello Bello CEO Erica Buxton said in a statement. Press release.

Hello Bello was founded in 2019 and manufactures a range of baby products, from nappies and wipes to bug spray and shampoo.

New bank branch

TFNB Your Bank for Life continues its growth spurt, with plans to build a new location in Woodway, said Jason Lavender, senior vice president and director of strategic initiatives.

A temporary location will be set up at 9205 Oak Creek Drive, near the H-E-B store on Woodway, while construction continues on a permanent site between there and Old McGregor Road.

Cargill supports Hope Package

Cargill, which operates a poultry processing plant on Lake Shore Drive, announced it will donate $50,000 to McLennan County Pack of Hope, a local nonprofit that provides meals to students who qualify for free meals at school but face hunger on weekends. Weekends and holidays. The organization was founded in 2011.

Its “Weekly Backpack” initiative provides 800 food-filled backpacks weekly to students in need, according to a Cargill press release. The company says its donation will provide meals for 166 children throughout the school year.

Halloween ritual haunts

Spirit Halloween stores have been populating vacant lots across the country for weeks, selling spooky costumes, decorations and accessories to people celebrating the big event. This is not a fly-by-night operation, no pun intended. Spirit Halloween has more than 1,500 stores across the United States and is the largest Halloween retailer in the country, a press release says.

Do a little research, and one will discover how crazy the Halloween spirit is. She crisscrosses the country annually in search of dead retail spaces, hoping to bring them back to life at least until early November. In Waco, for example, Spirit Halloween operated in the former Tuesday Morning space next to Target on Bosque Boulevard. In fact, a check of the Spirit Halloween website shows that Tuesday Morning shells in many cities have become a shrine to the Halloween spirit.

Elsewhere, Spirit Halloween has occupied a former CVS Pharmacy in Copperas Cove, Max’s Office in Mesquite, Tuesday Morning in Round Rock, Dirt Chip in North Richland Hills, Gold’s Gym in Bryan, and Crunch Fitness in Addison, to name a few. . A few locations around the country.

‘Best day ever’

Genco Federal Credit Union and Incommons Bank will participate in “Best Day Ever,” a national event for financial institutions across the country that begins Friday and continues through the weekend. The goal is to do 100,000 random acts of kindness in the communities the organizations serve, according to a press release from Austin-based financial services company Casasa.

On Friday, all five Ginkgo locations will accept food donations, while Incommons Bank will surprise people throughout the community by buying them groceries, leaving a big tip or planting a tree, the news release said.

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