Case closed: Lawsuit against “Fixer Upper” stars dismissed

Chip and Joanna Gaines.  (Joanna Gaines Facebook-MGN photo/file)
Chip and Joanna Gaines. (Joanna Gaines Facebook-MGN photo/file)(KWTX)
Published: Aug. 5, 2017 at 7:12 AM CDT
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A lawsuit a Waco businessman filed last fall against the Magnolia Silos and “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines has been dismissed.

Daron Farmer filed the $1 million lawsuit in 414th State District Court against Magnolia and the Gaines after the Gaines installed a gate that blocked access to Farmer’s 1.4-acre property adjacent to the Silos at 400 South 8th St., where Farmer was charging Magnolia customers $10 for parking.

The suit was dismissed after the Gaines agreed to purchase the property.

"I'm glad that Chip and I were able to resolve the case peacefully and remove it from the court system,” Farmer said Friday.

"Chip and I today are in good standing."

Farmer declined to reveal the purchase price, but sources with knowledge of the situation said the Gaines paid just less than $1 million for the property.

The McLennan County Appraisal District shows Silos LLC as the property’s owner and lists the market value of the site at just less than $777,000.

The Gaines’ spokesman, Brock Murphy, didn’t respond to a request for a comment.