Chuy’s Tex-Mex restaurant is preparing to undertake renovations on a building for its location in Longview.

The company has submitted an application to the City of Longview to redevelop the now vacant former Red Robin Gourmet Burgers at 208 E. Loop 281. Parkway C&A, with multiple offices across the country, is the contractor. The building permit application indicates a construction value for the renovation of $1.2 million.

The company did not immediately respond to a question regarding an opening schedule.

Tia Juanita is looking for a license

Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp is set to occupy the former location of Johnny Cace’s Seafood & Steak House on East Marshall Avenue in Longview.

Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp, a popular Mexican restaurant sprawling in Longview, is seeking planning permission to renovate the former Johnny Cace restaurant building at 1501 E. Marshall Ave. at Longview.

A building permit application indicates that there are plans to “update the existing shell of Johnny Cace’s old building.” Spray foam insulation, ADA compliant restrooms and roof. The work has an estimated value of $725,000. The contractor is listed as Priddy Design & Construction, based in Longview.

Hailing from East Texas, Ricky Martinez opened his first Tia Juanita’s in 2014 in Beaumont. It has since expanded with locations in several cities, including Henderson. The Longview restaurant is expected to open next year.

Opening of Pizza King to take away

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Pizza King’s new take-out restaurant opened Tuesday afternoon in Longview.

Pizza King’s new take-out restaurant opened in Longview on Tuesday.

The restaurant offers popular Pizza King take-out or take-out. No seats are available at his home on Fourth Street, where he is co-located with Wendy’s across from Walmart. Temporary hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. for about the first week, the restaurant said in a Facebook post.

“We are really excited about this location and appreciate your patience as we have worked hard to bring PIZZA KING to the North End,” the post read.

Rob Springer and his brother Mark purchased Pizza King from the Inman family, who opened the original Longview restaurant in 1965. Pizza King started in Tyler and expanded to Longview in what was a building built by Eddie Earlene Williams in 1954 at East Marshall Avenue and Stuckey. Conduct.

The current building opened on January 22, 1999, with the Pizza King sign still in place. The Inman family operated it until January 20, 2020, at their home on Marshall Avenue, when the Springers purchased it.

Reach the takeout location at (903) 230-1965.

New Starbucks procedure

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Starbucks location on Estes Pkwy on Friday, June 3, 2022. (Les Hassell/News-Journal Photo)

Starbucks asked the City of Longview to complete the interior of its new location under construction on Estes Parkway.

Developer Woodmont opened the 1,400 square foot store in April, with an expected completion date of seven weeks. Starbucks then takes over to complete the interior of the building. The store located at 3620 Estes Parkway south of Interstate 20 will feature a single drive-thru lane, patio seating and inside ordering.

Interior construction work is estimated at $300,000.

Sunbird lands in a new spot

Sunbird Barbecue is moving its food truck to Scotties at 401 W. Hawkins Parkway in Longview in the coming weeks.

Husband and wife team Bryan and Kimmy Bingham and David Segovia opened their food truck about a year ago, moving to the Market at Green top on US 259. They recently announced on Facebook that they had decided to move in a new location and this week announced their move would take place in a few weeks.

“We are beyond excited to share with you that our new location will be at Scotties, 401 W. Hawkins Pkwy…We will be located right behind the building in our big red trailer!” a Facebook announcement said.

The Binghams and Segovia previously ran barbecues at Mobberly Avenue Bodacious Bar-BQ before launching their food truck.

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