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‘Fixer Upper’ couple plans $10.4M Texas development plan

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FILE – In this March 29, 2016, file photo, Joanna and Chip Gaines pose for a portrait in New York. The lifestyle team of Chip and Joanna Gaines will launch their own Discovery-affiliated television network in the summer of 2020. Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced the Gaines’ channel Wednesday, April 10, 2019, prior to a sales presentation to advertisers. There’s no name yet. It will replace the current DIY network, which is seen in about 52 million homes in the United States. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former “Fixer Upper” hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines have introduced a $10.4 million plan to expand on the popular shops they operate in their Texas hometown of Waco.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports there will be a new “retail village” at the Magnolia Market at the Silos featuring more shops, a relocated historic church, a whiffle ball field and other attractions.

Construction is already underway on a portion of the development in downtown Waco. Magnolia draws an estimated 30,000 visitors a week.

The plan submitted to the city envisions the project as an “economic catalyst” for Waco.

The couple was made famous by HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” home improvement show, which ended last year.

It was announced in April that the Gaineses will launch their own Discovery-affiliated television network next summer.

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