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Chip and Jo Are Building a Hotel so You Can Feel Like You’re Sleeping in a Rerun of ‘Fixer Upper’

Chip and Joanna Gaines may be two of the busiest people on earth. They’ve hosted a hit TV show (Fixer Upper), they write books, they’re launching a TV network, they are running a giant market/store/cafe/hang out in Waco and now, they are building a hotel.

As they recently explained in a YouTube announcement video, they are converting downtown Waco’s “Grand Karem Shrine”—which is almost 100 years old—into a boutique hotel. They plan on opening it to the public sometime in 2021. 

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As ABC News notes, the duo is also working on plans for a $10 million “Magnolia Market” nearby which will have even more shops for all of your shiplap, repurposed mason jar/milk bottle, decorative tin bucket of sticks and plain white dishwear needs.

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