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City Center Apartments in Longview are newly owned, nearly seven-year-old complex with new features planned for.

The more than 64,000-square-foot campus is behind The Mighty Crab off Fourth Street at 616 City Center Way. Originally built as a mixed-use development, it was designed with apartments on the second and third floors and space for retail and service businesses on the lower floors.

It has changed owners several times since it first opened, with online records from the Greg Appraisal District stating that it is owned by the Burleson-based company as of December.

A building permit application for the city of Longview stated that the lower floor would be converted into 22 apartments. According to the application, there are also plans to build a new office, fitness center and an in-ground pool. The construction value is listed as $1.7 million.

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Scooter’s Coffee is beginning the permitting process for the construction of a planned second location in Longview.

A review of the site plan and application for a development permit shows that the drive-thru shop will be at the northwest corner of Fredonia Street and Marshall Avenue. A company representative previously said the location was expected to open in 2023.

Work has already begun on what will be Scooter’s first location in Longview at 3817 W. Marshall Ave., Marshall Ave. and the northeast corner of Loop 281. The drive-thru is expected to open in November or December.

Drought closed the market

The historic Longview Farmers Market is now closed for the summer season, a move prompted by “extreme heat and drought”, organizers reported.

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The market will announce its reopening date when participants have new crops. For more information visit or

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Cajun Tex in Hallsville closed Friday.

The restaurant announced the closure on Facebook. Cajun Tex opened in 2009 in Marshall, with a later location in Hallsville.

Founder Johnny Horn died on 12 July. The Marshall location is still in business.

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Natasha Harrell shops for coffee on July 21 at Operation Unbroken on Loop 281 in Longview. (Les Hassel/News-Journal Photo)

Don’t be fooled if you stop the veteran-owned business Operation Unbroken. It has reopened, even though the doors are closed for now.

After several months of closure while evaluating their future, Lucero and Matthew Harris opened the Northwest Village shopping center earlier this month at 1747 W. Reopened stores on Loop 281. However, the store is now closed as of August 9 because Harris’ daughter is competing at the US Kids Golf World Championships in Pinehurst, NC, and the family is with her.

Operation Unbroken sells products that are made by veteran-owned businesses or businesses that support veterans and veteran organizations. Both Harris are experienced.

Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

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