Nobody puts Chip Gaines in a corner!
Fixer Upper’s resident jokester is getting his own store at his and wife Joanna’s Waco, Texas, shopping destination, Magnolia Market at the Silos. Chip’s dedicated outpost, located inside one of the property’s two former cotton seed silos, will open in 2017 according to Dallas News. The massive space will be a significant upgrade from his current retail offering: a small area of the couple’s home store known as “Chip’s Corner,” where he sells work shirts, hats and small tools.
The Gaineses have transformed Magnolia Market into a major Waco tourist attraction, opening a bakery and garden store in addition to the shopping center, which draws 20,000 visitors each week. Chip’s store, which will be expanding its offerings to fill the new location, is only one of the planned additions for this year. Magnolia spokesperson Brock Murphy says details for the second silo are being discussed.
“It’s still in progress and there are some great ideas from both Chip and Joanna,” he tells the News of the combined 3,800 square feet to be developed.
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Another new addition to the HGTV stars’ Texas compound is an in-store FedEx Office kiosk, which allows shoppers to easily ship their farmhouse-style finds back home. According to the News the stand has already shipped hundreds of items, including Joanna’s signature 4-foot-wide clocks.
Although the renovation power couple has their hands full managing their vacation rental, expanding Joanna’s line of paint and remodeling a forthcoming breakfast restaurant, they’re dedicated to giving their loyal fans a reason to return to Waco: “We’re hoping every time people come again, we have something new,” Murphy says.