WACO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Chip and Joanna Gaines are delving even deeper into the hospitality business. The former “Fixer Upper” TV stars are now renovating a Texas hotel.
The couple announced plans to transform a three-story office building into a boutique hotel in Waco. The site is a few blocks from their Magnolia Market at the Silos.READ MORE: College Basketball's NIT To Be Played In North Texas
McLennan County owned the 91-year-old Grand Karem Shrine building. Commissioners last year agreed to sell the property, which housed health service offices, to Magnolia Vacation Rentals for $930,000. The county sold a nearby parking garage for $500,000.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: How Could The Economic Relief Package Put More Money In Your Pocket?
No name was announced for the hotel expected to open in 2021.
It was in June when the pair announced a more than $10 million plan for a retail village at Magnolia Market at the Silos with more shops and other attractions.MORE NEWS: The Pandemic Closed Them, But On Monday Apple Reopened All 270 Of Its US Stores
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