Frankly, I wasn't sure what I was going to tell y'all about this week until Friday morning, when I got the building permits for Feb. 19-23.
Building permits, which I type up each week for lubbockonline.com and the Sunday business section, always provide great insights into what is going on in residential and commercial construction. This week, they solidified some rumors.
Best Buy is relocating to the West End and a new Rosa's Cafe is coming to South Lubbock.
Best Buy will move from its current location at 5916 W. Loop 289 up the road to the West End Shopping Center at 2420 W. Loop 289.
According to a building permit dated Feb. 23, the new store will be in the north part of the shopping area. The site map for the West End shows it will be behind Northern Tool + Equipment and the under-construcion Duluth Trading Co. The size of the new store was not listed on the building permit.
The stated value of the new building is $4 million.
Best Buy has been at its current location off of Spur 327 for close to 20 years, according to Lubbock County Central Appraisal District property tax records.
A timeline for the new location has not been announced.
The company also announced this week that all 250 Best Buy Mobile store locations would close. One of these stores is in the South Plains Mall.
A new Rosa's Cafe will soon open at 13011 Indiana Ave. in South Lubbock.
This will be the fifth location of the fast-casual Mexican restaurant in Lubbock. The brand has over 45 locations total in mainly North, Central and West Texas, according to their website. The restaurant started in San Angelo in the 1980s.
Rosa's is known for its fresh-made tortillas and Taco Tuesday special, when the drive-thru line easily wraps around the parking lot.
A timeline for the new Rosa's is not yet available.
Sarah Self-Walbrick is the business reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Have a business tip? Contact her at 766-8754 or email@example.com.