Some new restaurants are headed to the city of College Station.

La Madeleine, a French bakery based in Dallas, has signed a lease in the Century Square shopping center, College Station’s director of economic development announced on the city’s All Up In Your Business podcast.

The restaurant, which has 86 locations across the country, will be between Zoës Kitchen and CapRock Urgent Care, Natalie Ruiz said on the podcast.

Ruiz also said that Velvet Taco has signed a lease in the same shopping center.

Both restaurants are expected to open by fall 2020.

Ruiz said Poke Works, which was announced to be moving in earlier this year, will be opening next to Mess Waffles.

In addition to the developments at Century Square, Ruiz said a Burger Mojo is under construction on University Drive near Embassy Suites.

Drury Inn has closed a development deal and will be built on the former Chimney Hill property. A Starbucks drive-thru is also under construction at the site, and there are plans for a new multi-tenant building on the property, but no leases have been signed, Ruiz said.

The building that formerly housed Dickey’s Barbecue in front of the recently opened home decor store AtHome has been purchased by Mas Fajitas, Ruiz said, and will undergo renovations before opening.

Construction is continuing on Cooper’s BBQ in Tower Point, Ruiz said, and the smoker pits were recently dropped into the building with a helicopter.

Near CapRock, Ruiz said, a new office building will house restaurants — including Costa Vida — on the first floor. In the same area, she said, All the King’s Men has a site picked for development.

A new FedEx ground facility is also planned for the College Station Business Park, Ruiz said. The business has outgrown its Longmire Drive location, and the new development will triple the size of the facility, she said.

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