KBST has finished our new series on businesses which are, or will be, opening in town.
On Thursday, October 31st we
the opening of a new Wing restaurant in town, Wild West Wingz, off FM
700 and Birdwell. Owner Judy Rodriguez is excited to bring this new
business to a town she’s lived in for over a decade. She is currently
the Director of Food Services for Big Spring ISD, and says that owning
restaurants is just something that runs in her family.
Friday, November 1st,
the focus was on a Memphis developer coming into Big Spring, White
Oak Development. White Oak has announced that they have purchased the
land where the Furrs currently is, and are planning to construct a
shopping center next year. Construction is expected to begin next
February, or March, on the 20,000 square foot Big Spring Crossing
shopping center, White Oak already has national stores such as Rue 21,
Western Beverages, and AT&T planning to move in when the center is
completed, along with spaces open for local businesses. Early estimates
from White Oak say the center could be open by next September. More information can be
found at their website, Whiteoakdevelopment.net, Furrs has said that
they are not planning to leave Big Spring any time soon, and they are
not aware of any deals involving the land they currently occupy.
11-11-13 : Correction - White Oak has not "purchased" the land where
Furrs sits. White Oak announced that they are under contract with the
land owner of which Furrs currently leases and occupies.
On Monday, November 4th, we talked about another project by White Oak
a new housing project they are planning to bring to Big Spring. Oak
Manor, as it is named, is planned to be a series of Quadplexes, large
houses divided into four separate rental properties apiece. The
neighborhood is planned to be constructed in Kentwood. White Oak says
that Construction is expected to begin early next year, and the first
few properties could be rented out by as early as next fall.
On Tuesday, November 5th, we interviewed Genia Phillips, the owner and
operator of Dazzling Decor, an Interior Design boutique planning to open
this month off of Scurry Street.
On Wednesday, November 6th,
talked about a new pet shop on Scurry street, Noah’s Pet Store. The
owner, Daniel Mondier, will be ready to open the store soon soon.
Although he’s only owned the store for a few months now, Daniel is a
long-time native of Big Spring, having been here for 15 years.
On Thursday, November 7th, we had an interview with local businesswoman
Connie Strickland, who will be bringing a Dickey's Barbecue to Big
Spring in early December. Workers are renovating the old Papa Georgio's
Pizza, across 87 from Wal-Mart, in preparation for the December 11th
planned opening. Connie has owned several businesses in town, but
confesses this will be the first venture she's taken as a restaurant
And, on Friday November 8th, we spoke with Mike Schaefer, the owner and
operator of recently-opened food service trailer "The Big Yellow
Trailer." The Big Yellow Trailer is located just off Gregg Street, Mike
is pleased to finally be open and was surprised at the outpouring of
customers from the community.