Lubbock is set to experience a business boom in 2023, with a slew of new restaurants, stores and businesses. Some current stores are about to expand or move to larger spaces. Here’s what we know is coming in the new year.
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What: A 70,000 square foot commercial development “will offer everything an office needs.” The development already has a list of businesses ready to move in, but has not announced them as of December 20, 2022.
There will be a rooftop restaurant, a tea or coffee shop, a bank and a mix of local and national retailers. The Plaza restaurant will also open its second location there.
“We’ve been very pleased and quite shocked with the amount of activity we’ve had, at least on the rental side,” Randy Egenbacher, Certified Commercial Investment Fellow, said in an October post. “People come from all over, which makes us happy. There will be some well-known names.”
Where: Corner of 114th and Slide.
When: Spring 2023.
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Bombshells Restaurant and Bar
What: “Bombshells is the modern embodiment of a vintage era. It’s reminiscent of 1940s USO clubs where GIs could socialize, enjoy entertainment, and find great food and drink,” according to the company’s Facebook. The company offers an extensive menu, with items such as the Bettie Boop Wrap and the Green Beret Burger.
Where: 1 main street.
When: Not advertised. Follow the news on 4bombshells.com.
D’Lish Sweets & Gelato
What: Amy Hayes, owner of upcoming D’lish, has announced plans to turn her love of baking into Lubbock’s brand new bakery and ice cream shop.
“I’m just excited to see this all fall into place,” Hayes said in a November post. “I want everyone to try this.”
Where: 5017 Milwaukee Ave #200.
When: The estimated opening day is January 5.
Following:D’lish: The Lubbock family continues sweet traditions with the next ice cream shop
What: The future brewery’s website says it “makes Lubbock water drinkable one beer at a time.” Trevor and Kayla Frost, two former Texas Tech scientists, hope to turn this microbrewery into a laid-back space with exceptional beers in 2023.
Where: 3121 34th.
When: Not advertised. Follow them on frostbrewhouse.com or Instagram.
Johnny Fab’s Cadillac Grill & Bar
What: This restaurant will feature an open rotisserie, oyster bar, mesquite wood-fired grill and full bar, according to its Facebook page.
Where: 11603 Slide Rd.
When: Spring 2023.
What: The KPOT, a Korean chain of barbecue and hot pot restaurants, allows customers to build their own hot pot and barbecue at their tables. Lubbock will become the latest spot in their rapid expansion and will open in the old Furr’s near the South Plains Mall.
Where: 6001 Slide Road.
When: Not advertised.
Following:Korean BBQ restaurant advertises Lubbock’s location in Furr’s former cafeteria
Mulligans Golf Bar
What: “Mulligans is an interactive ‘Sports Bar & Grill’ designed for year-round, all-weather golfing on our world-class simulators with a full-service bar,” according to the company’s Facebook page.
Where: 4525 Milwaukee, Suite 300.
When: Unannounced, likely early 2023.
Ocean Behavioral Hospital
What: Oceans Behavioral Hospital, part of Plano-based Oceans Healthcare, will provide inpatient and outpatient behavioral services to people ages 50 and older.
“There is a very great need, so the community at large and the medical community out there are with open arms,” said Dax Parker, vice president of market development, in the November article. “We really hope to be able to raise awareness and complement UMC and Covenant, and just be a real pillar of mental health for the community.”
Where: 4202 Princeton Street
When: Mid-January. A ribbon cutting has been set for January 10, 2023.
Following:Oceans Behavioral Hospital Announces Lubbock Opening, Hiring and Services
Cooking Salad Salata
What: This Houston-based franchise offers an array of salad and wrap options made with fresh ingredients. The company announced that it was looking for a franchisee and had several potential candidates as of Nov. 29. Once a franchisee is found, one or more locations could open within 6-9 months. The company has its sights set on Lubbock, calling it “the gateway to West Texas.”
Where: Not confirmed.
When: End of 2023, franchisee pending.
Following:Gateway to West Texas: Salata Salad Kitchen seeks franchisee for Lubbock
Texas Truck Stop
What: Texas Roadhouse has been located off South Loop 289 since it opened on August 19, 2002. In early August, social media users believed the business might move to the former Toys R Us. The company confirmed it would be moving in a new building and would close the old location in the new year.
Amanda Norton, spokeswoman for the company, said the reasons for the move included the need for more dining and parking space.
Where: 6101 Slide Road.
When: Spring 2023.
Following:The Texas Roadhouse in Lubbock will move, here’s when, where and why
What: Toot’n Totum is a chain of travel centers and gas stations based in Amarillo. The company will enter the Lubbock market for the first time and chanted “Lubbock or bust” as it announced multiple locations. Some stores will have restaurants, including Wendys and Mitch’s, and all will have the “fast and fresh” dining program. The expansion will create approximately 350 to 400 jobs in the Lubbock market.
Where: It might be easier to ask where don’t they open? At the time of the October 13 article, Lubbock’s list of locations included:
- 7012 Zenith St.
- 11301, slide path
- 8306 Highland Ave.
- 5024 Milwaukee Ave.
- 301 Milwaukee Ave.
- 7008 University Ave.
- 12901 University Ave.
- 5112 114th street.
- 7303 82nd Street.
- 9711 US Highway 87
- 11311 Indiana Ave.
- 4414 Woodrow Road
- 4301 Clovis Road
- 7201 19th street.
- 5216 130th street.
- 2424 34th Street.
- 2171 E. Slaton Road
When: The Slide Road and Upland Avenue locations will be the first to open, likely in the first or second quarter of 2023.
Following:Toot’n Totum will open nearly 20 locations in Lubbock: here’s when, where and what’s next
What: Creating hundreds of jobs and a capital investment of $66.8 million, Tropicale Foods announced it would build a plant in Lubbock, which would be the first in Texas. The company is known for the paleta brands La Michoacana and Helados Mexico. The facility will first manufacture paletas and later expand to bolis, cups and other innovations.
Where: 1001 East 33rd Street.
When: The factory hopes to start production in 2023. The exact date has not been announced.
Following:Tropicale Foods will open a pallet factory in Lubbock and create 500 jobs
What: “Uptown Cheapskate isn’t your average thrift store. We’re cashing in on the stylish clothes, handbags and accessories you loved yesterday and selling them today for up to 70% off mall prices” , according to uptowncheapskate.com.
Where: 5027 Milwaukee, Building F, Suite 100.
When: Unannounced, expected early 2023. Follow them on Facebook.
What: In August, Western Bank inaugurated a new banking center in Lubbock. This will become their third location in the Central City and their 10th across Texas.
Where: 118th and Slide Road.
When: Western Bank hopes to open it in the third quarter of 2023.
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In 2022 Leprino opened a new facility and Dillards announced a move. These locations won’t be ready until 2024 or 2025.
Alana Edgin is a reporter who covers Business News in and around Lubbock. Send him a topical tip at email@example.com.