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-I've been told for months now that Hobby Lobby is going to be
a new addition to the city. It was said to be done this month and
built by Buccees, but have not seen or heard anything else. What
is going on with that?
Answer - Thanks for your inquiry.
As a Terrell High School graduate and longtime resident, I am always
enthusiastic about new development coming to town. We work hard
at the City to create an investment-friendly environment and to
attract new businesses to our City.
Unfortunately many of these efforts require confidentiality on
behalf of the City and Economic Development Corporation. Businesses
need to negotiate land purchases, get approval from out of town
corporate headquarters, secure estimates on a general contractor
and building supplies, and, in some instances, assess other businesses
who may also be coming as part of a cooperative effort. Throughout
this process, the City has to be respectful of the prospective
Therefore, we do not confirm or deny or provide timetables on any
particular businesses. It's a critical element to encourage those
businesses to locate here in Terrell. As a general rule, we only
make announcements when a
business receives a building permit to begin construction.
D.J. Ory, Mayor