Business Beat: HomeGoods Comes to Longview Shopping Center | Business beat

Work begins to transform part of the former Sears store at Longview Mall into a space for HomeGoods.

“We are delighted that construction has started for HomeGoods,” said Kelly Overby, general manager of Longview Mall. “The estimated opening is early 2022.”

HomeGoods is part of the TJX companies, which include Marshalls and TJ Maxx.

The store will feature furniture, light fixtures, rugs, outdoor items, bedding and bathing items, kitchen products, seasonal decorations and other household items.

A building permit application to the city listed the construction value of the project at $ 1.5 million, including the expansion of existing store space.

Lizzy’s Diner reopens its doors

Lizzy’s Diner had a full house when it opened in its new location last week.

Owners Eduardo Rivera and his wife, Elizabeth Vargas, have owned Lizzy’s Diner for nine years, having worked at what was originally Pat’s Diner on Tuttle Boulevard. They moved the restaurant to 1301 Judson Road, which reopened last Tuesday.

Lizzy’s menu remains the same, with all-day breakfast, soups and salads, sandwiches and burgers, and favorites like tacos, quesadillas, chicken fried steaks, and steak baskets. and chicken fingers. The restaurant also offers daily specials for lunch, and on Friday and Saturday evenings the menu will include seafood dishes.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday, with the restaurant reopening for dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Opening of an occupational medicine clinic

Nova Medical Centers opened its 52nd location in June, at 1111 N. Sixth St. in Longview.

The workplace health care provider said it is “dedicated to providing exceptional outcome-based treatment for workplace injuries and effective pre-employment testing, all resulting in a proprietary online reporting system. in real time, Occuflex.

“Nova Medical Centers enters the next phase of major growth with a continued vision of delivering exceptional occupational health services coast to coast,” said Bruce Meymand, director of development and strategy, in a statement . “The Nova family have prided themselves on providing exceptional occupational health care for over 20 years. Due to our commitment to providing optimal service to our customers and stakeholders, we were simply asked to grow further and faster by bringing our mark of excellence.

Home sales continue to rise

The Longview real estate market remains tight, with fewer listings, more sales and higher prices than a year ago.

The Longview Area Association of Realtors reported that the number of listings fell 45.8%, to 155 homes for sale in May. The number of completed sales in May rose 24.1% to 98, with the median price rising 4.5% to $ 203,750.

Total sales volume in May was just over $ 98 million, up from around $ 55.8 million a year earlier.

The association said 1.8 months of inventory for sale in May, about half of the 3.7 months of inventory a year earlier.

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