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 Odessa Development News

June 2018
•           Sewell Ford-Lincoln Dealership- Sewell Ford-Lincoln opened at the Parks Legado Town Center.  The facility is more than 100,000 square feet spanning about 21 acres along Highway 191.  There is a café serving meals and a retail shop, E.F. Outfitters, named after Sewell’s great-grandfather. The facility has a private putting green, plaza seating and a reading lounge. There’s a self-playing piano by the Lincolns in the showroom. The facility houses 58 service bays and 5 quick service bays, as well as an automated car wash. The service and parts departments are more spacious and climate controlled. The facility has approximately 250 employees.
Scratch Kitchen – Sid Clark, who owns Sid and Sam’s Original Steakhouse and Catfish and Company have leased the old Harrigan’s.  The restaurant is expected to open in early August and employ approximately 70 people. The food will have a little bit of a Cajun flair, some Asian flair, and there will be some comfort food along with steaks. Construction crews are remodeling the interior and the exterior of the building. An outdoor patio area will be added adjacent to the bar.
Adinvita – A team of local educators, including a former principal, plan to open the private school call Adinvita in September. Co-founders are Linda Subia, former principal at Buddy West Elementary, and Amanda Ramirez, currently a 5th grade teacher at Buddy West. The school will be for prekindergarten 3 and 4 years old and fourth through seventh grades.  About 145 students are expected the first year. For more information go to adinvita.org.
Dress for Success – A nonprofit organization aimed at helping women attain self sufficiency is expected to open in Odessa during the next couple of months. Dress for Success is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the tools to help them thrive in work and life. Emily Weinberg says her organization will help women who might be coming from homeless shelters, Crisis Center of West Texas, Safe Place and Workforce Solutions of the Permian Basin, among other agencies. Emily hopes to open her location at the Summit Building, 5050 E. University Blvd., Ste 7, at the end of July or early August. For more information, call 432.770.8907 or go to permianbasin@dressforsuccess.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Big Brothers Big Sisters is aiming to start offering a school-based program in Odessa this fall. The agency will have an office in the new Connection Church of Odessa building at 4241 Tanglewood Lane. Until the church building is complete the organization will be located at Bethany Christian Church, 4522 N. Everglade Avenue.
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Wesley R. Burnett, CEcD, MPA
Director of Economic Development
Odessa Chamber of Commerce

700 North Grant, Suite 200
Odessa, Texas  79761
(432) 332-9111
(432) 333-7858 (Fax)


Tracy Jones
Economic Development Specialist 


Kathi Vaughn
Research and Communication Specialist


Teresa Vasquez
Administrative Coordinator


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