Opening in downtown ParisOpening in downtown Parishttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=97372012-09-05T10:19:00Z2012-09-05T00:00:00Z

PARIS, LAMAR COUNTY - The former Belk Department Store building at 21 S. Plaza, next to People’s Bank has been sold. Priest’s Emporium, which now occupies the 45,000-sf building, has moved out. The owners of Priest’s Emporium, Chance and Kerri Priest, plan to open a warehouse store in the future.

The new owner of the old Belk Department Store building, a Greenville woman, plans to renovate the building into a restaurant with wine and live dancing.

The Priests are also involved in building a Halloween theme park on five acres on the west side of US 271 in Powderly, south of the Dairy Queen and directly across the highway from the Borderline Café.

Two old barns are being converted into haunted houses. There will also be a haunted woods, a haunted stage show, and a small roller coaster. Construction work has started on the theme park, with plans for an October 1 opening. The park currently employs ten people, by Halloween they expect to employ 30.

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