Everest Rehabilitation Hospital Longview LLC, which is expected to admit its first patients in mid-July, is making plans for a grand opening celebration Thursday that will include tours, food and live music.
“The complete facility will be open for people to come in and look at,” said Bobby LaFleur, Everest Longview CEO.
Everest scheduled the grand opening ceremony for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 701 E. Loop 281. The Longview Chamber of Commerce set a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m.
LaFleur said he has hired 35 people to work at the hospital, plans to have 55 to 60 on board by the time it begins admitting patients and eventually to have 120 on staff. The 41,000-square-foot hospital will have 36 private rooms along with amenities that include a cafeteria, an in-patient therapy room, therapy gym and underwater treadmill.
LaFleur urged the public to attend the event.
“We will have plenty of parking,” he said. “It is open to everyone. We certainly welcome everyone to attend.”
For more information, visit everestrehab.com .
Nutrition Station downtown
Nutrition Station, in business for six years at 409 W. Loop 281, Suite 100, plans to open its second location July 1 at 125 E. Tyler St. in downtown Longview, owner Jon Jett said.
Jett said he has been working on the location since February, with a sign already displayed, but was not in a hurry to open it.
“I am kind of looking forward to kind of revamping downtown and supporting downtown Longview and bringing more options,” he said.
Jett said the downtown location will offer the same merchandise as the loop store. It will sell energy drinks, supplements, vitamins and meal replacement powders, and carry apparel.
He said he formerly owned GNC vitamins franchises for five years.
Jett cited his Longview ties. While he was born in Houston, he graduated from Spring Hill High School in 2002. He earned degrees in kinesiology and nutrition five years later from Stephen F. Austin State University.
“We are just happy to be part of the community and putting more emphasis on health and fitness,” Jett said.
He said the Tyler Street store will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information, visit nutritionstationusa.com .
Chugg’s starts serving
Chugg’s Tea & Water Co. has completed its move from 213 W. Main St. in Hallsville to 1026 McCann Road in Longview and had its grand opening Saturday.
“We are excited about opening, being in Longview,” said Tyler Graber, who shares ownership with his wife, Kayla. The Grabers closed their Hallsville store two weeks ago in preparation to the move to a building that formerly housed a convenience store.
Chugg’s, which opened in 2017, is a self-service shop that sells flavored sweet and unsweetened tea, according to its marketing materials.
Graber urged potential customers to visit because Chugg’s because “we have the most refreshing tea in town.”
In addition to selling teas, Chugg’s also sells purified and alkaline water, Graber said.
Chugg’s is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, visit chuggsteaandwater.com .
Jordan Health moves
Jordan Health Services, a home-health agency, has moved from 100 W. Hawkins Parkway, Suite C, to Suite B, because it has downsized its staff, Branch Manager April Wilson said. Jordan has been in Suite C since Nov. 1, 2015.
Wilson said the name will change to Elara Caring in December to reflect an ownership change from a year ago.
Based in Dallas, Jordan Health Services was established in 1975 in Mount Vernon to deliver compassionate and comprehensive health care in the home and now serves more than 37,000 patients across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri and Texarkana, Arkansas, its website states.