Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Half Price Books?!

So...what's next, Waco?

Well, while the former H-E-B at S 12th St & Speight Ave recently got relocated and combined into the new flagship H-E-B plus! at IH-35 & Valley construction has been heavily ramped up around this burgeoning epicenter of Baylor college life!

This prime real estate just 3 blocks from IH-35 is currently already surrounded by Terry & Jo's Food for Thought, The Dancing Bear Pub, The House of Healing Therapeutic Massage, Scruffy Murphy's, Shorty's Pizza Shack, Melanie's Home Decor and Boutique and Valero...

And in addition, they are also close to completing a new 257-unit, luxury apartment complex called The View and another student house called The Verandas On Speight right nearby.

So, who is going to snatch this smoking new hotspot up???

Maybe Half Price Books, perhaps? It would be hard to imagine a more perfect fit for a used media & bookstore, than right smack in the nucleus of dense student housing & activity!! Talk about one massive, synergistic whirlpool effect within a walkable, target-rich, residential/commercial base!!

A student could literally spend a leisurely morning browsing through Half Price Books, read some purchased books over lunch at Food for Thought, get a massage at House of Healing, grab dinner at Shorty's Pizza Shack, chill at Dancing Bear and then end the night at Scruffy Murphy's...before stumbling home to bed! And all basically within a convenient block radius! BP

1 comment:

  1. YES!!! B) And, in latest news:

    A Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers restaurant will go up at South Ninth Street and Interstate 35, where structure demolition has begun on several blocks for a new development that will include fast-food restaurants, stores, student housing and possibly hotels.

    “Fast food will take the 4.5 acres nearest the interstate, and we’ve made a deal with Freddy’s for about 2.5 acres and will look for something to complement it,” said Waco real estate agent Bland Cromwell, who is marketing an 11-acre tract along I-35 from South Eighth to 11th streets. Kate Ross Homes next for demo and redevelopment???