City of Bryan Promises Big News on West Side Development

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

As the city of Bryan grows west, there is a need for new business.

"With the advent of the health science center, the medical school, and the bio corridor, the west side has a lot of romance and glamour now," said Dennis Goehring, Director of Economic Development for the City of Bryan.

Rumors of a Walmart taking over the anchor spot at the Townshire Shopping Center and even opening a distribution center at the corner of 2818 and Villa Maria have been circulating for some time but it's not something the city of Bryan can comment on.

"The details are still in action on that. We'll have confirmation on all of that in the next few weeks. It's a function of confidentiality and we have to adhere to that," said Goehring.

But the one thing they can confirm.

"It's going to be a big project. It'll be a big asset for the west side. It'll be something the whole community can be proud of," said Goehring.

And that's not all, even Bryan I.S.D. is preparing for future growth.

"Even a new high school is being planned out there long term. I think that gives you some indication of what's coming," said Goehring.

For now, the Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opening in a few weeks will have to appease Bryan's appetite for new business. In College Station, Panera Bread is back on schedule for a summer opening while Tower Point continues to grow with a Aggieland Credit Union and Verizon Wireless store in the works.

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