Hiya A-J readers!
Welcome to 2023! I hope all of you had an exquisite and protected vacation.
We’re one other busy yr, with a number of companies making ready to maneuver or develop. In 2023, we should always see Tropicale Meals open their latest facility, Oceans Behavioral Hospital begin companies, many Toot’n Totum shops and extra.
With the vacations over and solely being someday into the brand new yr, I haven’t got a lot enterprise information to incorporate on this column. As an alternative, I assumed I would share 5 of the largest enterprise tales from 2022.
First, we’ve to debate one of many first tales I did for the A-J in June. It was additionally my article with essentially the most views for the yr: Here is a have a look at the historical past of the West Texas 6666 Ranch, which offered for over $320 million. The historic ranch offered to Taylor Sheridan, director of Yellowstone. By Dec. 21, the article had been considered 132,401 occasions.
The highest restaurant story of the yr was a little bit of a tragic one. The favored downtown restaurant, The Ranch Home, instantly closed its doorways on Oct. 29. A motive wasn’t given, however the enterprise will likely be missed by lots of the 8,800 individuals who learn that article.
A collection of articles concerning Lubbock’s favourite native amusement, Joyland, additionally made waves. From the closing, the doable public sale, and the ultimate saving of the park, our readers confirmed they cared. Altogether, these acquired greater than 11,000 views.
One other attention-grabbing piece that appeared into the way forward for Lubbock concerned Amarillo’s Toot’n Totum’s “Lubbock or Bust” marketing campaign. When the article ran in October, firm officers detailed that Lubbock would get at the very least 18 areas, however may get extra. The comfort shops can even convey just a few eating places.
Extra:Toot’n Totum to open practically 20 Lubbock areas: Here is when, the place and what’s subsequent
There’s one story that holds a particular place in my reporter’s portfolio. When my accomplice and I got here as much as Lubbock the primary time in the summertime to get the shifting course of began, I discovered Omybrownies whereas scrolling by Instagram. As a celebration reward for getting the enterprise reporting place, we determined to order some sweets for the drive.
Exterior of assembly my coworkers, Omybrownies proprietor Alyssa Prince was my first in-person interplay with a Lubbock resident. Her treats and dialog made me much more positive that Lubbock is the place I needed to be. Although it has been a number of months for the reason that transfer, Omybrownies will all the time be an additional candy deal with adopted by a sweeter reminiscence.
Extra:A candy deal: Lubbock mother turns love of sweets into profitable dwelling bakery
As all the time, thanks for studying and supporting the A-J.
Alana Edgin is a journalist masking Enterprise Information in Lubbock and the encircling space. Ship her a information tip at firstname.lastname@example.org.