Owner LouAnne Rainey moved Master Travel to 1121 Judson Road, 142, on Judson Place, after having been downtown at 106 E. Tyler St. for 19 years. “We needed a smaller location,” she said. “We didn’t need this whole room. We needed better parking. Rainey, who bought the travel agency in October 2001, said that being on one level makes it more convenient for its older customers. She said that the Tyler Street building had housed a travel agency for at least 20 years before buying it. Rainey said she had seen a lot of changes in the travel agency since it opened less than a month after September 11. “We’ve had a few challenges before, but we’ve always succeeded,” she said. For the past few months, her agency has helped clients change the travel plans that the COVID-19 pandemic has put in side, including cruises, and getting refunds. Rainey said she was booking rental cars, cruises, airline tickets and hotels. “We can book everything,” she said. “We can book experiences and tours. ” She said that her agency does a lot of the email and phone work, adding, “We have a conference room available if we need to meet more people.” Office hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm weekdays or after hours by appointment. Master Travel has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Longview Chamber of Commerce on July 11 at 11:30 am Opening of A-Jack’s Grill & Lounge Jackie “Angel” Anthony has stated that he plans to open A-Jack’s Grill & Lounge at the former People’s Choice Jazz and Blues Club at 1119 W. Cotton St., next to Anita’s Food & Fuel, Monday. “My whole family cooks,” said Anthony. She said that her sister, Belinda Johnson, owned a food truck and that her mother, Brenda Johnson, owned a food business. Anthony said that she found the name of the establishment by combining her nickname and the name of her late father, Jack. She said that she would serve chicken wings, burgers, pork chops, catfish, shrimp baskets, fries, potato salad and mozzarella sticks. wind bring their own alcohol. A-Jack also has pool tables, a jukebox, arcade games, and satellite TV, said Anthony. She said she has plans for pool tournaments and track hikes and to rent the living room for the holidays. Restaurant hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, with the lounge open from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday. The grill will be open during business hours.Coffee & T’s is openingTiphani and Paul Connolly opened Coffee & T’s Monday at 716 Glencrest Lane, Suite D.Coffee & T’s serves keystrokes, ice cream floats and other products and wears T-shirts. Coffee & T’s in September 2018 as a food truck they took to Downtown Live and other community events in the Longview area, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor seating is limited to eight people. For more information, visit Coffee & T’s on Facebook. Moving companiesEast Texas Electric and East Texas Cooling Systems plan to leave the city. rental space at 310 EHG Mosley Parkway and in a building under construction next to 408 EHG Mosley. “We have just passed the existing building,” said Clay Thomas, owner of the two companies. He said he will own the new building, which will be approximately 6,750 square feet. Thomas hired Cox Builders Inc. of Longview to build the new head office. The building has a permit value of $ 630,000, according to Longview’s development services department, which said it bought East Texas Electric four years ago and started East Texas Cooling Systems two years ago. Said Thomas. – Business Beat appears on Sunday. If you have articles for the column, send an email to [email protected]; mail to the Business Section, Longview News-Journal, PO Box 1792, Longview, TX 75606; or call (903) 237-7744 ..
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