Waco: ‘Fixer Upper’ stars reveal renderings of new coffee shop

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Published: Jul. 5, 2019 at 2:02 PM CDT
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In a blog post on their website Friday, Chip and Joanna Gaines released renderings of their new coffee shop, which is under construction across the Silos in downtown Waco.

In the post, Joanna Gaines said something about the project felt right when they bought property a year ago.

“When we evaluated what we felt was missing from the overall experience and how we could use the old building next door, everyone on our team agreed a good corner coffee shop would make the perfect fit,” she said.

Magnolia Press will open in the fall.

Inside, the building will match Joanna Gaines’ style of clean lines, neutral gray and white tones.

The “Fixer Upper” brand said last month it will still be asking for public funding for the project’s expansion.

The Magnolia Masterplan Project requested just more than $1 million for public improvement in a two-block area before pulling the request from the City of Waco Board of Directors for Reinvestment Zone Number One for Tax Increment Financing.

“We are still planning to complete all of the construction by year’s end, but we’ve decided to temporarily postpone our application,” spokesman John Marsicano said at the time.

“We’re still in the process of solidifying all of the project details and, given the scope and scale, we felt it made sense to hold off on the application for right now. This doesn’t impact the master plan project or its timeline.”

The area will include a coffee shop, home furniture store, retail village, a repurposed church building, outdoor walkways and recreation and reflection space.