The Railyard Blog

Denison, Texas

" When I first came to Denison, it really felt like my first hometown where my parents are still living. A small town that was left behind when industry changed. In the case of my hometown, agriculture changed, tobacco was no longer in vogue. The manufacturing moved down to Mexico. The two primary drivers for employment left. And you see the historic town on a shipping...

Single bedroom, 1,500 sq ft loft on Main Street View from loft bedroom. This is the last loft at The RailYard. -View of Main Street -Single bedroom upstairs with pony wall to overlook living room -1.5 bath (master upstairs, 1/2 downstairs) -Laundry room in back hallway of your loft, next to 1/2 bath. Laundry room comes with extra cabinets for storage and a drying rack...

The Food Corridor randomly liked one of our tweets a few weeks back, which blossomed into us being listed on their shared kitchen/incubators page, The Kitchen Door. They're both owned by the same company. The difference is below. The Food Corridor: helps you manage scheduling and billing of chefs as an operating shared kitchen. The Kitchen Door: a place where you list that you have...

Have interesting news to share about a new business or event in the area? County Line Magazine is a bi-monthly entertainment guide to the Upper East Side of Texas (covering the 75 zip code) with extensive listings for events, music, attractions and dining every month. They wrote an article about us in the beginning of April!   Contact them for any news you need published like...

  The RailYard owner, Josh Massey spoke at the Economic Development Summit this January. The video is above and his speech has been typed out below. Enjoy!     "If you ask my wife what I do for a living she will sigh and tell you that I’m an entrepreneur. That means I’m willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours...

Trim Stain

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2019 Trend Predictions

In mid October Momofuku chef, Shaun King, when asked about his insights into 2019's hottest trends, made many predictions, among them being the hype around large format dining and server-less restaurants. What exactly is large format dining? Restaurants for sure like it. To put it simply: Imagine a busy restaurant on a Friday night preparing 10 or more individual dishes for a large party. It can get confusing...

New Doors

48 doors came from: Haliburton Salvage 265 Salvage Dr Sherman, TX 75092    Exit 1 Surplus 2405 S Franklin St Colbert, OK 74733    

Double-hung Windows

We have been working with Main Street Lumber in Denison since the start of our project. The staff has been great throughout our build, and recently they helped us order the correct, historically accurate windows. http://www.mainstreetcompanies.com/ We went with Lincoln double hung 10' windows. If you look at the front face of the building from Main Street, you can see most of them installed. Good...

Window Restoration

New, historically accurate windows are being installed to meet the National Parks Service guidelines for historical renovation. But what exactly is historically accurate? It is a set of rules to follow when tasked with renovating a registered historical place. It includes a conglomeration of specific colors to chose from, trim and doors matching the originals, and textures, all to retain historical character. This sometimes involves...