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Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar opened Friday at 3084 N. Eastman Highway, in which Cajun Steamer and Fish City Grill after ended up found.

Andy Lu is the owner of the franchise locale in front of Target and Kohl’s in the Longview Town Crossing purchasing heart. He moved to the United States from China about 10 many years in the past and is now relocating from New York to Longview.

Michael Reyes is standard supervisor.

“It’s been a problem receiving open up in a article-COVID entire world,” he reported, but he stated the cafe is “fired up” about how very well-staffed it is with a “gorgeous team of youthful people.”

Hook & Reel dining establishments rely on what he claimed are Chinese cooking methods and technologies in the kitchen that benefits in a “faster, fresher way of cooking.”

Anything is cooked fresh, he mentioned, with menu objects that involve seafood boils, oysters, a range of po’ boys and sliders, pasta and lobster, flounder, catfish and shrimp fry baskets. The cafe attributes a total bar with a signature line of cocktails

Typical hrs are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday by Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Historical landmark progress

Community entrepreneur Debbie Fontaine is one particular action absent from landing a neighborhood historic landmark designation for what she plans to contact the Sunset Chateau, at 602 W. South St. 

The city’s Historic Preservation Fee formerly advised that what’s acknowledged as the Utzman Farm Home receive a regional historical landmark designation. The Planning and Zoning Fee concurred this earlier week, and the determination now will make a ultimate halt in December ahead of the Longview Metropolis Council.

Fontaine, owner of Edible Art Specialty Cakes and Cookies, bought house close to her small business with designs to create a food truck park with a commissary kitchen area and Edible Artwork producing facility. The property also was house to two previous residences. One was in horrible situation, she has explained, and it was torn down.

She waited in advance of tearing down the 2nd dwelling until finally she had long gone by the products in the residence. That’s when she found that the dwelling had been built by a person of Longview’s pioneer families. The home’s interior had been preserved by goods filling the dwelling. She grew to become determined to help save and restore it, with plans to convert it into the Sunset Chateau Tea and Pie Household.

She’s also gained help from the Texas Historic Commission for naming the household a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. That official course of action will take location upcoming 12 months.

Milkshake bar options modify

Bayleigh Larkins declared on Fb this previous week that she is abandoning ideas to open up her 3 Bees Milkshake Bar in Longview.

The 21-year-old initially opened her organization in Gilmer in advance of deciding to shift it to Longview to a constructing she had bee operating to renovate. She hinted at designs for opening a diverse enterprise at 2910 Gilmer Highway, where by Compu Repair formerly was positioned in a strip middle close to Box Car or truck BBQ.

“I will acknowledge, we did not count on to operate into the troubles that we did in this method mainly because the very first opening was this sort of a breeze. We do not have the important plumbing, and to get it all mounted will charge substantially a lot more than we budgeted for this revamp and reopen,” her Facebook publish says. “This staying explained, I prepare to turn the setting up leased into some thing remarkable. This chapter may perhaps have closed, but a new just one has opened. Remain tuned, mainly because I am not carried out still!”

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