21
Sep

Milo finds a home

Rendering for Milo All Day plans at 1020 Franklin.

Big things lie ahead as Milo Biscuit Co. makes plans to change its name, grow and move into a permanent home.

Milo announced today (Thursday) that it plans to move to 1020 Franklin Ave., a space that many of you may recognize as the big green automotive building at the corner of Franklin and 11th. In the move, the name will change to Milo All Day, as they plan to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The address will also feature a butcher shop with upscale sundries, a small craft beer and wine shop and even some co-working space.

Corey McEntyre, the chef behind Milo, is embarking on the project with Blake Batson, owner of Common Grounds and Heritage Creamery. They hope to bring the eclectic space to completion in early 2018.

Over the last few years, Milo has enjoyed popularity at the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market, Magnolia Market food truck court and through a trailer behind Heritage Creamery. And that’s not to mention the farm to table dinners Milo has orchestrated in spaces throughout Waco.

“All the running around we’ve done the last three years, it’s been hard.” McEntyre said. “We’re always chasing our tails because we don’t have a good home base.” He said it will be nice to be in a controlled environment with everything he needs in one place.

Current view of 1020 Franklin

Milo All Day also plans to have a full bar with a significant Balcones whisky presence, a nod to their neighbors on 11th Street, Balcones Distillery.

“I really want to see that little corner of Waco grow. It’s got a really cool vibe,” McEntyre said.

As for the retail area, McEntyre said they plan to offer some meats sourced from Texas and butchered in-house, plus other specialty food items and he’d even like to try his hand at making cheese eventually.

“We’ll have anything you need for a badass night of cooking at your house,” he said.

The package shop will feature craft beers and a few wines sourced from local distributor David Mayfield.

And they estimate there will be room left over for a co-working space.

“Who wouldn’t want to co-work at a space where you can also get a cocktail and some food,” McEntyre said.

And McEntyre still intends to continue feeding people at events around town and will keep the Milo truck at Magnolia so folks near and far can come to love the Sic ’em on a chicken biscuit.

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