New Business in Town May be a Hint to an Improved Economy
If you’ve driven south on Hwy. 77 at the FM 696 East blinking yellow light, you’ve noticed a large piece of construction going up. It’s the future home of a new business opening sometime in June 2010, if Jerry Hildebrandt has his way. Construction of a new business in town is especially encouraging today, given what’s been happening in our economy.
Hildebrandt Meat Market, owned by Jerry Hildebrandt, will be a 5,000 square foot facility that will offer fresh meat and produce to the community. Many local contractors are involved in helping to erect the building that is situated across from Herk’s Country Store on Hwy. 77.
Construction for the business has suffered some weather delays over the past couple of months, but early last week, steel beams were erected from the concrete slab and a tin roof was in the process of being installed. As of press time this week, the cinder block walls were almost compete and local contractor Wes Stanley with Stanley Services was surveying the building, preparing to install the HVAC system.
Hildebrandt has another Meat Market in Tomball, which focuses mostly on deer processing. He owns land near Lexington and decided to open this business here, which will also provide deer processing for local hunters.