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Hatchery work continuing

Aviagen North America is shifting to the subsequent part of building for its 88,000-square-foot facility within the Longview Enterprise Park off Eastman Highway.

Aviagen is constructing a rooster hatchery at 2015 Massive Oak Boulevard. The corporate beforehand acquired a allow to start work on the footings and foundations, flooring slabs, flooring drainage and underneath flooring piping.

The most recent allow request for the $24 million venture “is for the stability of all work on the venture and can embrace inside metallic wall panels, masonry and drywall building, finishes, piping/plumbing, HVAC/Mechanical/Sprinkler/ and Electrical.”

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Johnson Furnishings at 1215 NW Loop 281 on Thursday October 13, 2022. (Michael Cavazos/Information-Journal Picture)


Johnson’s Furnishings and Mattress Gallery has been watching supply patterns from its operations base in Shreveport-Bossier Metropolis to the Longview space.

“We see there is a demand for our furnishings in your space,” mentioned Zach Johnson, firm CEO and part of the fourth era to function the enterprise that his great-grandmother, Ruby Johnson, began in 1963.

Johnson’s Furnishings will open Nov. 1 at 1215 W. Loop 281, subsequent door to La-Z-Boy Furnishings Galleries.

“We like East Texas,” Johnson mentioned, including it is the primary time the furnishings retailer has expanded from the Shreveport-Bossier Metropolis space, the place it has a number of shops

He credited the shop’s social media presence, with Fb promotions and commercials, for serving to to construct an viewers of some 200,000 followers since its web page was established in 2009. Individuals from the Longview space will hop of their vans, he mentioned, and head to Shreveport to purchase furnishings. Johnson Furnishings additionally has supply vans right here three days per week.

“Our most important line is Classic Furnishings,” Johnson mentioned, describing it as having a “rustic really feel,” with a distressed look. Shops carry a full line of furnishings, together with mattresses, sectional sofas, recliners and beds.

Retailer hours will probably be 10 am-7 pm Monday-Friday and 10 am-6 pm Saturday.

Invoice Graham with Sperry Business Associates represented the constructing’s proprietor and negotiated the lease.

Attorneys open new workplace

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Kristen Ishihara and Chris Parker began a brand new regulation agency in Longview this month specializing in elder regulation and property planning.

Kristen Ishihara and Chris Parker began their very own apply in Longview this month specializing in property planning and elder regulation.

The Ishihara and Parker Regulation Agency is situated in a constructing they bought at 3000 HG Mosley Parkway.

The attorneys beforehand labored within the Longview workplace of Ross and Shoalmire, specializing in the identical areas of regulation. The 4 employees members who labored with them additionally work on the new workplace.

“We’re glad to supply the identical service we’ve been,” Ishihara mentioned, including that they’d proceed offering instructional seminars within the space.

Braums: Not but

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Demolition of the previous Casa Ole property on Spur 63 on Saturday October 8, 2022. (Michael Cavazos/Information-Journal Picture)

Braum’s tore down a constructing it owns in Longview, however the transfer doesn’t imply the corporate is planning to maneuver ahead with a location right here within the rapid future.

An organization spokeswoman mentioned Braum’s determined to demolish the previous Casa Ole on Spur 63 subsequent to Kroger “in an effort to scrub up the world and do away with a constructing that was a public hazard.” The corporate doesn’t have a timeline for constructing in Longview.

The Oklahoma-based firm operates greater than 300 of its common ice cream and dairy shops in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas. The restaurant additionally sells breakfast, hamburgers and different fare and quite a lot of grocery gadgets.


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