New businesses are emerging in Palestine | News
Palestine welcomed several new businesses when it launched in 2022.
Last week, the Palestine Region Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new companies, Panda Express and Wendy Nails and Spa, with ribbon cuts. A new clothing store, Twisted TX Boutique, offering trendy and affordable clothing, jewelry, shoes and gift items, held its grand opening on Friday.
And Kim’s new convenience store north of town, at 2700 N. State HWY 19, across from Palestine YMCA Alex Patel Football Complex, recently opened. The new convenience store, like Kim’s Elkhart, has a gas station, groceries, fresh produce, Boxcar Deli, and an outdoor patio.
“As a state, Texas is thriving,” said Greg Laudadio, acting director of Palestine’s Economic Development Corporation. “In 2021, more than 70 businesses and corporations moved their headquarters to the Lone Star State. Texas as a whole is the fastest growing state in the country. In Palestine, we welcomed several new companies, including Starbucks, Skate & More and Panda Express.
This spring, Laudadio said we’ll see several more open, including the Tidal Wave Car Wash and CEFCO Travel Center at Tile Factory Road and West Oak Street, which includes a Huddle House restaurant.
The new Cotton Patch Cafe with a full-service bar, Cartmell Lakes, Zipp’s Liquor and the new state-of-the-art laundry mat, under construction next to Century 21 on Palestine Ave., is slated to open mid- spring to early summer. .
“We have constant steady and steady growth in Palestine, sustainable growth,” Laudadio said. “Texas is on the growth radar. There is a lot that happens organically, however, when businesses reach out to us, PEDC is there to help facilitate their relocations to our community.