Making future history downtown

In Downtown Waco, we’re lucky to have a wealth of historic structures still in use. We celebrate structures such as the ALICO and the suspension bridge in our photos and even tattoos, and rightfully so. But consultant and man-about-downtown Chris McGowan asks a great question here …  are we building things today that will be celebrated in the same way… Read More »


Barbecue, bikes and unique buys

You’re about to get to know 324 S. 6th Street a whole lot better. The nondescript beige building at 324 is already known to serious cyclists as the home of bike shop and studio Welhous. And, in the back, Apex Coffee Roasters has quietly been churning out small-batch, precision-roasted coffee beans that you find for sale at Dichotomy Coffee and Spirits.… Read More »


Indian food: check. Now what?

For years now I’ve been asking the question, what does Downtown Waco need. And for years the most enthusiastic response has been “Indian food!” Well, we have Indian food now, thanks to Stone Hearth at 506 Austin Ave. So … now what? There are a number of food and retail ventures already in the works for downtown. Some you’ve heard about… Read More »


Dance and then some this weekend at Stimuli 2017

Out On a Limb Dance Company is celebrating 10 years of dance advocacy and education in Waco this coming weekend by doing what it does best – DANCE. “Stimuli – An evening to indulge your senses” is this Saturday and is a feas t of the arts, led, of course, by dance. Performances will be punctuated by a three course… Read More »


Taking stand up paddle board to the next level

If you think stand up paddleboards are only for folks with amazing balance and killer core strength, THINK AGAIN. The Pura Vida Paddle people say all you need is a desire to have fun and willingness to try something different. Pura Vida Paddle is one of the new companies bringing the downtown stretch of the Brazos River back to life… Read More »


The farmers market move and what really makes a home

The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is starting at its new location this Saturday, in the McLennan County Courthouse parking lot. The market is moving for at least 18 months, while riverfront development takes places at and around the old market location. Countless hours of work and planning have gone into this move and I have faith that it’s going to… Read More »


The Women of Downtown Waco

Today is International Women’s Day and we figure, recognition starts at home. Today you’ll see news of women who have made history across the globe. But we’re equally in awe of those who accomplish much, to little fanfare, in our own neighborhood. Today (especially) we tip our hats to the Women of Downtown Waco. They sign paychecks, balance budgets, plan… Read More »


We’d be remiss not to recognize the folks with the 411

What social media does better than any other form of communication is deliver up to the minute information en masse. So, if you’re a business that moves around a lot, say … a food truck, that function might be pretty important. Pokey O’s ice cream sandwich truck gets that. They post daily. Sure their pictures of ice cream sandwiches will… Read More »