Bagley Tractor & Equipment is planning a short move to a new home that will be built on the South Interstate Access Road in Longview.

The City Council on Thursday agreed to annex the approximately 11.5 acres east of Eastman Road and west of South Perry Street, where Bagley plans to move.

The council also agreed to designate land for heavy commercial use so the new tractor dealership may be built there. The company性视界传媒檚 home is at 3709 S. Eastman Road in Longview. That性视界传媒檚 about a quarter mile from where Bagley is planning to build the new location.

Bill and Laureen Bagley started the business about 23 years ago at a Gum Springs Road location they knew was too small to start with. The business soon moved to Eastman Road and later, in 2014, expanded at that location.

Some final approvals with the Texas Department of Transportation are needed before the project can proceed.

The current facility consists of about 16,000 square feet in two buildings. The proposed new building will be under one roof and be about 22,000 square feet.

Bill Bagley said the business is hoping to be in its new location in August.

New BBQ restaurant

It was a long road to get there, but Don Smith opened his Mo性视界传媒橮hat Smoke Shack on Friday at 401 W. Sabine St.

Smith began working on opening his barbecue restaurant in a long-vacant building more than two years ago. The building, he said, required extensive work.

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He redid the kitchen, including installing a barbecue pit in wall.

Smith, whose four adult children are assisting in the restaurant, said Mo性视界传媒橮hat serves traditional barbecue, turkey legs and brisket.

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His family has deep barbecue roots, starting with his grandfather性视界传媒檚 Meshack性视界传媒檚 Bar-B-Que and Grocery in Temple. Other family members have carried that name into the Dallas area.

Smith said he named his restaurant in honor of his brother, Christopher Smith, who had a line of clothing called Mo性视界传媒橮hat Sportswear. He died in 2019.

The restaurant has a dining room that seats 15 people and also serves food to go. For now the restaurant is open 11:30 a.m.-sold out Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The attached car wash, Emphatical Wash and Detail, has been open about six months. It is open 24-7.

Eatery expands to Longview

Tyler restaurant Tiba Grill plans to open a Longview location in late December or early January.

性视界传媒淚t性视界传媒檚 a family run business that started in Arlington,性视界传媒 said Abdual Farrah. Abdual is the son of restaurant founder Gus Farrah. His mother, Faten, and sister, Rama, also are part of the business.

Tiba Grill relocated to Tyler during the peak of the COVID- 19 shutdown.

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The Longview location will be at 4401 Gilmer Road, just south of George Richey Road in Panther Plaza.

Tiba Grill features a blend of food from the Mediterranean area, including Lebanese and Palestinian food. Shawarma, which consists of thinly sliced meat cooked on a spinning skewer, is the restaurant性视界传媒檚 most popular menu item, Abdual said. It性视界传媒檚 served over rice or in a pita wrap. Kabobs, gyros, hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel and lamb chops help round out the menu.

The restaurant is hiring at its Longview location. Find more information at .

Tiba Grill will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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