Facilitative projects in Commerce moving forward

Commerce – As construction along Live Oak Street in Commerce continues to make headway, several other city projects are nearing completion as well.

Lone Star Pizza Works is putting the finishing touches on their new facilities at the intersection of Highway 50 south and Culver Street. The new facility will seat 150 customers and will include about 80 parking spaces.

Lone Star's Ralph Moyer says they're about three weeks away from the move. Moyer says the new move will also bring a new name, Lone Star Eatery Grill and Bar.

The southernmost Dollar General in Commerce is also in the process of relocating its facilities. Crews appear to be finished with the building's exterior, located near the intersection of Park and Culver Street.

RLM Commercial Realty is projecting completion within the next few weeks and will turnover operations to owners by July 15.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church is on the latter end of their new addition. A unique, tornado-resistant building will serve as the congregation's new sanctuary. The Monolithic Dome concept is a one-piece, steel-reinforced, super-insulated concrete structure that is also known for its energy efficiency and longevity.

The new sanctuary will be able to accommodate more than 400 people. According to Father George Monaghan, crews are projecting to be finished in the next few months, with a dedication ceremony scheduled for October 5.

KETR will continue to monitor facilitative improvements in the City of Commerce and surrounding area. In the coming weeks, we'll bring you updates on the new Student Center and Alumni Center on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus; as well as the new A.C. Williams Elementary School.