Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Central Texas Marketplace

This is a rapidly-developing area where Hwy 6 S intersects IH-35. Spots have filled up fast over the last few years, but there is still room left to grow. This is actually prime real estate at a high-traffic intersection that is already surrounded by an outdoor mall, numerous auto dealerships & a new hospital. It is also located closer to the wealthier suburbs in South Waco.

Shopping District
- Retail goods, eateries & groceries for a full day's pleasant shopping experience!

Existing & Proposed Attractions
- Central Texas Marketplace
- Chuy's
- Whole Foods

- Trader Joe's
- 99 Ranch Market


  1. While I would love to see a specialty grocery store like Whole Foods or Trader Joe's downtown, I do a agree that it would probably be more immediately successful if built into the CTM. Overall, though, I think the design of the Marketplace is pretty awful and not at all conducive to walking between stores. I could at least dream that the layout would be revamped to make it a little more ped-friendly.

  2. Austin-based Mama Fu’s appears to be making good on its word to expand.

    This week, the pan-Asian, fast-casual restaurant chain finalized a five-unit development deal with FuManchew Inc. for Waco, Killeen, Temple and College Station.

    Brad Watson and Brad Nelson own FuManchew and will lead Mama Fu’s latest Texas development area. The “Brads” are veterans of the franchise industry — with such concepts as Wendy’s, Arby’s and Doe’s Steakhouse, the company said in a statement.

    “The potential for Mama Fu’s is endless, as it is the only Asian-inspired concept in the marketplace that offers a contemporary, flex-casual setting for lunch and dinner,” Watson said. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing Mama Fu’s into Waco and the surrounding area.”

    With 13 locations successfully operating throughout Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina and Texas, the signed agreement will add to the seven operating Mama Fu’s franchised locations in Central Texas.