L’Patricia’s women’s clothing store is renovating a new home in Longview Mall, which was part of the space previously occupied by the stage.
The new location is next to where L’Patricia was, and Patricia Lee states that when the 10-year lease expired, the business decided to relocate. Lee’s parents, Sang and Sam Lee, own and operate a store in Grapevine, selling women’s clothing and accessories. Products include wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses, as well as size clothing and citywear and casual wear.
The stage ended in 2020 after the company filed for bankruptcy during the pandemic. Since then, the store’s Longview Mall space has been vacant.
Owned separately from the mall, Sperry Commercial’s local realtor Bill Graham represents retail space. He said L’Patricia went to half of the previous stage store and the rest was split into smaller spaces.
According to Lee, L’Patricia is scheduled to open in January and will hire a new salesperson.
The market offers shopping, activities
The new 80-acre market between Longview and Gilmer will end its first season this weekend and will resume from January 14th to 16th.
This weekend’s market is holiday-themed and is open every Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sunday from noon to 6 pm.
Companies in the Smallwoods family include a home decor business that sells custom and standard home wall art produced at eight facilities around Longview. The company will build a new facility between Longview and Gilmer, away from the FM 12229 FM 1650, US 259 near the 80-acre market, with production and more than 300 employees on one roof. I put it below. The market, named after the original 80 acres where the family built the house, is now much larger.
Josh and Holly Smallwood and their five children do not live in a stately white double-decker house. It used to be a home, but now it’s performed twice a month with home decor and other items made by Smallwood and vendors around the world.
“This was their farmer,” said Ashley Nichols, Chief of Staff of Josh Smallwood, CEO of Smallwoods.
But retail sales aren’t the only purpose of the property, Nichols said.
“We have a store. If you want to shop, it’s great,” she said as she walked through her family’s kitchen. Customers are currently buying products in the 80-acre market.
Its purpose was also to provide almost free space for families to spend time together. Parking is free and face painting and other activities are also free. The market’s “No Name Food Truck” sells Philly cheesesteak and other sandwiches, or macaroni and cheese for children, offering musical entertainment outdoors. The truck receives customer suggestions for the name of the truck. We offer free face painting and canvas painting for a canvas fee.
Each room in the house is staged for retail sale for its original purpose. For example, in the Master Bathroom, we introduce handmade soaps, laundry detergents, and potpourri made on-site by the mother-daughter team adopted by Small Woods.
Nichols said he plans to continue expanding what families can use in the 80-acre market, including the addition of ponds and promenades.