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The reason the City of College Station decided to start blogging in 2010 was simple. It was an effective way to better tell our story. More than seven years later, the city blog continues to be a powerful cornerstone of our public outreach strategy. Our 120 new blog posts this year have attracted more than 98,000 views – about 26,000 more than the old record set in 2016.
Welcome to the very first on-the-road edition of “Is This A Thing?” Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz and Communications Director Jay Socol drove to Austin to talk with Beau Armstrong, chairman and CEO of Stratus Properties, Inc., which is developing the 76-acre tract in College Station at Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Wellborn Road to be known as Jones Crossing.
Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz and Communications Director Jay Socol talk about a new restaurant concept coming to College Station called Burger Mojo. It’s the latest restaurant venture for the Dallis family, which is best known for Cafe Eccell and La Bodega.
Whenever we hear about new businesses, it’s typically an initial announcement about what’s coming, where it’ll be and when it’ll open. Maybe you’ll eventually hear about the ribbon cutting, but that’s about it. In this podcast episode, we talk with Ted Ent — president and COO of Mac Haik Hospitality — about the new Embassy Suites that’s scheduled to open Oct. 2 near the Texas A&M campus. Ted describes how he was able to secure a location that no one thought was available, what successes and challenges were part of the development process, and whether or not College Station has too many hotels.
College Station Code Enforcement Supervisor Julie Caler makes her first appearance on the podcast and explains how she and her crew work to keep the city looking good. Sometimes, that means dealing with some odd or difficult situations. In this episode, we cover topics ranging from parking and trash violations to hoarders and goats.
This is the third edition of “Is This a Thing?” with Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz, who talks about restaurants and retail that are more than just a rumor. This interview covers a lot of ground — all throughout College Station.