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‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip, Joanna Gaines to open Texas hotel

Associated Press

Waco, Texas – The next redo project for former “Fixer Upper” TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines will be a Texas hotel.

The couple on Thursday announced plans to transform a three-story office building into a boutique hotel in Waco. The site is a few blocks from their Magnolia Market at the Silos.

The exterior of the 91-year-old Grand Karem Shrine building in Waco, Texas.

McLennan County owned the 91-year-old Grand Karem Shrine building. Commissioners last year agreed to sell the property, which housed health service offices, to Magnolia Vacation Rentals for $930,000. The county sold a nearby parking garage for $500,000.

Chip and Joanna Gaines attend the TIME 100 Gala at the Time Warner Center in New York on April 23, 2019.

No name was announced for the hotel expected to open in 2021.

Chip and Joanna Gaines in June announced a more than $10 million plan for a retail village at Magnolia Market at the Silos with more shops and other attractions.