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The Galveston County Daily News: Biz Buzz / Buzz Blog

August 27, 2016

Biz Buzz / Buzz Blog

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Bonus Buzz: Is Fertitta interested in Joe's Crab Shack?

SPAC-ulation: Strong but unconfirmed speculation is circulating around town that island-born billionaire Tilman Fertitta is planning to re-net the Joe’s Crab Shack chain.

  • icon Posted: August 24

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Will Hooters return to the island?
Posted: August 24, 2016

Hooter holler: Ever since Hurricane Ike eight years ago destroyed Hooters, 2227 Seawall Blvd., rumors of its island return have persisted.

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Wednesday 08/17/2016
Tractor Supply considering Santa Fe store
Posted: August 17, 2016

Supply side: Did Santa Fe plow past other mainland cities to lure the largest retail farm and ranch store in the nation? It sure looks that way.

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Bonus Buzz: Tookie's opens in 'Seafood Capital of Texas'
Posted: August 17, 2016

Seabrook is known for its many fish markets and some have called the city the “Seafood Capital of Texas.”

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
Is another grocer shopping for a League City site?
Posted: August 10, 2016

Grocer gossip: Some readers are shopping around interesting rumors that a grocer plans to move into the space formerly occupied by Kroger in League City Plaza, on the southeast corner of Interstate 45 and FM 518.

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Wednesday 08/03/2016
Lease issues were behind McAlister's island closure
Posted: August 03, 2016

Editor’s note: Laura Elder’s regular Biz Buzz will return next week. In the meantime, here’s an update of last week’s Buzz Blog item.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Old Stewart Mansion gets new purpose at West End development
Posted: July 27, 2016

For nearly 40 years, the Stewart Mansion sat empty, serving as a canvas for vandals, while many of its architectural elements were destroyed or looted.

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Former J.C. Penney building to become storage facility
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 4:14 pm

Penney lane: Texas City commissioners last week cleared the way for Friendswood attorney and developer Jerome Karam and business partner Robin Parsley to transform the vacant J.C. Penney building in Texas City into an indoor self-storage facility and a business center offering such services as printing and photocopies.

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Wednesday 07/20/2016
Blue Bell's meltdown opened doors for island business
Posted: July 20, 2016

The scoop: Sometimes, the best business opportunities come in unexpected ways. Just ask Mike and Kathy Bouvier, owners of Hey Mikey’s Ice Cream, 2120 Postoffice St. in the island’s downtown.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
Del Papa to distribute Galveston Island Brewing
Posted: July 13, 2016

Raise your steins: Texas City-based Del Papa Distributing was established on the island in 1910 and is widely known for distributing national brands, particularly Anheuser-Busch products. In 2014, Mark Dell’Osso established Galveston Island Brewing, a burgeoning company working to introduce the world to its craft beers.

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