HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have purchased Waco’s Elite Café

Elite Café in Waco

Waco’s landmark Elite Café located on I-35 sealed in Feb after 97 years in business. (Google Street View)

After a day of selling for equipment to liven your home decor, one’s got to eat right?

That might be  the thought behind a latest Waco-area merger of a plain gold Fixer Upper couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines.

Brock Murphy is a orator for a Gaineses and their Magnolia-themed ventures, including Magnolia Market during a Silos in downtown Waco.

He reliable an progressing news in the Waco Tribune-Herald  that a existence uncover stars, who’ve put Waco on many a selling map, have purchased a historic Elite Café near Waco’s trade circle.

The acknowledgment was about as distant as he was peaceful to go.

“We have purchased a property,” he said. “Whatever we do with a skill will happen in 2017. We’re vehement about what we’re going to do with it.”

The integrate has captivated outrageous crowds to Waco in vast partial due to a recognition of their HGTV show.

In further to the Magnolia Market home taste sell store, Magnolia universe operates a vacation skill and there are skeleton to open a bakery. But so far, no restaurant.

So if a Elite does free as an eatery, it would be a initial for a ever expanding  Magnolia brand.

The 8,356-square-foot Elite Cafe sealed in early February, a plant of declining sales.

At a time of a closure, a possess Sharon Grigsby waxed elegant on a landmark cafe’s “retro vibe and …funkiness.”

Known for a leavening rolls and eggs Benedict, a cafeteria was during one indicate a renouned interlude off indicate for travelers along I-35 and for locals.

The initial Elite Cafe non-stop in downtown Waco in 1919 and was purchased a year after by a Colias brothers who had emigrated from Greece, according to a cafe’s Website.

The trade round mark was the second location, that non-stop in 1941, apropos a initial Waco grill to have atmosphere conditioning, a Web site said.

The Web site tells of a visit caf� in a 1950s from Fort Hood in Killeen — private Elvis Presley. At that point, boiled peanut butter and banana sandwiches were popular.

The cafe changed hands. Before a closing, its Yelp rating had dipped to 2.5 out of 5 stars, with posters angry of slimy fries, sullen use and a French drop sandwich served on a prohibited dog bun.

The prior owners could not be reached for criticism Tuesday.

A discerning check of Google maps shows that many eateries are now camped out nearby a city’s barbarous trade circle, including sequence offerings such as Chili’s Grill  Bar and renouned internal spots including Trujillo’s Comedor Y Cantina.

Let’s see how fast a couple’s Midas hold can move business behind to a Elite.

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