Business Beat: Evergreen will open a Korean fusion restaurant | business beat

Seajin Kim and his wife, Stella Park, say they are bringing something new to Longview with their new Korean fusion restaurant, Evergreen Food Factory. The couple also own Evergreen Coffee and Dessert and Evergreen Tattoo in Gilmer Road and Evergreen Street in Longview.

Kim said he is nearing completion of renovations to the new restaurant at 1402 W. Marshall Ave. Evergreen Food Factory should be open in two to three weeks, he said.

Evergreen Food Factory will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with indoor and patio dining and take-out orders. Ready-to-go meals will also be offered in a refrigerated display that will include Korean side dishes and pre-made drinks, such as those served at Evergreen Coffee.

Kim said the menu will include desserts, pastries and breakfast items, Korean dishes, some authentic, “fusions” which are a mix of Mexican and Texan style foods, and barbecue. texan with a korean flavor.

A traditional Korean beef dish, called bulgogi, will also be on the menu, along with chicken and pork variations, all served over Korean rice. Tacos, quesadillas and French bread pizza will also be served.

He will also have a special menu item on Saturday and Sunday mornings – a hangover soup.

Schedules are still to be determined and the restaurant is hiring.

Opening a credit union in ET

The Credit Union of Texas, headquartered in the Metroplex, has expanded to Gilmer with plans to open 10 to 15 more branches in East Texas.

The Credit Union, which has 15 branches in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is renovating a historic building in downtown Gilmer at 107 E. Marshall St. for its Business Solutions Center. A personal banking center is under construction at 755 US 271 in Gilmer.

“Construction began this month and is expected to be completed later this year,” the Credit Union of Texas reported. “Currently, commercial and personal banking services are provided from a temporary building on site where the new Personal Banking Center will be constructed. Members can access service at the temporary building from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. »

The downtown Gilmer storefront also provides access to the credit union’s “interactive bank machine”.

“As we grow in East Texas, our goals are simple. We want to provide access to industry-leading products and services and invest in the communities we serve,” said Eric Pointer, President and CEO. of CUTX, in a prepared statement, “Banking with purpose means looking beyond profits and measuring our success by the difference we make in the lives of those around us.

Opening of the cafe

Uncle Joe’s Coffee & Co. had a “soft opening” last week at 711 Estes Parkway, Suite 100 in Longview.

The cafe initially opened with drive-thru only from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Our plan is to fully open within a month,” said George Ketches, owner of the business with his wife, Mercedes.

New station owner

Chalk Hill Communications has purchased “Sports Talk East Texas”, KYZX 1240 AM and 95.7 FM in Tyler from ATW Media’s Paul Glieser.

After the sale ended, KYZX changed its format to a simulcast of Classic Hits, KDOK 1240 AM, which is licensed to Kilgore. KDOK has several FM translators in the area. It can be heard on 105.3 FM in Kilgore, 101.9 FM in Longview, 106.1 FM in Henderson, 94.9 in Chalk Hill – Lake Cherokee and now 95.7 FM and 1490 AM in Tyler.

Chalk Hill owner Chuck Conrad describes the station as follows: “A mix of hits from the English invasion of the 1960s through the mid to late 1980s. For many people it’s the music they grew up with…”

Chalk Hill Communications is locally owned and operated. It also owns KZQX FM, popularly known as “QX-FM”. The oldies station can be heard on 100.3 FM in Longview and 97.9 FM in Tyler.

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