Business Beat: Opening of a tea store in Longview | Business beat
Longview’s first HTeaO, which serves 24 flavors of iced tea, opens Friday at noon at 2000 Toler Road, on the east side of Gilmer Road.
Franchise owners Jama Baskin, Laura Foree, Laurie Alexander, and Cody Barnett are also Sonic franchisees, with 50 stores in the Houston, San Antonio, Waco and Killeen areas. Raven Espitia is the operational partner of the Longview tea shop and Caleb Molina is the deputy manager.
Sweet, unsweetened and decaffeinated varieties are available, as well as a fruit bar allowing customers to add more flavor to their tea. Ice and water made by a reverse osmosis process, snacks and HTeaO products will also be on sale.
Store hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:05 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:05 p.m. Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 8:05 p.m. Sunday. Hours are extended until 9:05 p.m. during the summer months.
Crumbl Cookies is heading to Longview
National chain Crumbl Cookies is moving to a space in one of the shopping malls in Longview Towne Crossing, across from Kohl’s.
A building permit application to the Town of Longview shows that the store plans to renovate the space at 3098 N. Eastman Road, Suite 108, for an estimated construction value of $ 223,410.
Milk chocolate chip cookies are always available, with flavors of rotating banana bread cookies, waffles, old-fashioned donut, milk cereal sandwich with Fruity Pebbles cereal and classic sugar.
Designer opens retail store
Dylan Palmer made his dream of starting his own retail store come true on Saturday with the unveiling of his Designs by Dylan.
Palmer until 2018 was the chief designer of Ellis Home & Garden in Longview for 10 years. He left to start an online business that included a monthly paid design group called Dylan’s Divas who would design and manufacture crowns. Then his business grew and he started selling products outside of his home.
“I’ve always wanted to open a storefront,” he said, adding that his main focus was Christmas. It carries out commercial and residential installations of Christmas decorations.
“I can work with any budget or any theme,” he said, including incorporating long valued decorations.
He ran out of space at home, prompting him to open the store at 105 E. Loop 281, in the mall behind McAlister’s.
The store offers silk arrangements, wreaths or prefabricated flower arrangements for the home, for example, or customers can find products to create their own creations.
“I wanted my designs in my store to be different from everyone’s,” he said, with products not found in big box stores.
It also plans to offer “wine and design” courses.
Designs by Dylan is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Family Dollar reopens
The Family Dollar store at 308 W. Main in Hallsville will reopen on Thursday.
The 8,000 square foot store has been remodeled to offer a “wider assortment” of frozen and refrigerated items, pantry foods, beauty and health products, household and cleaning items, and more. ‘pet food, baby and toddler necessities, electronics and party supplies, Greeting cards, seasonal and home decor items, craft and school supplies, and toys.
Like other Family Dollar stores, it now offers a selection of $ 1 items.
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