WACO, Texas — New business owners have made their way to the Silos District in Waco with hopes of attracting thousands of visitors with a sweet tooth.

Gummi Bears, Jelly Beans, Soda Pop, and Pop Rocks are among the treats available at the Sweet Station.

“Candy cigarettes, Zotz, candy buttons, just all the fun old vintage stuff,” owner Kate Ragon said. 

Ragon is adding a unique flavor to the Silos District.

“This is a 1920’s building that we’ve been renovating for the last three months. It’s an old gas station,” said Ragon.

As the new owner of the Sweet Station, which is located at 425 South 8th Street, Ragon understands how she can benefit from the people who visit Magnolia. According to the Waco Visitors Bureau, 1.6 million people visited the Silos in 2018.

“Everyone that’s shopping in this area can bring their kids over,” said Ragon. “Or they can stop over and get some vintage candy or vintage soda and take a breath for a second.”

The Sweet Station sits right across the Findery and Magnolia’s soon to open coffee shop, which is a part of the $10.4 million Masterplan Project. For that reason, Ragon said her family decided to invade the busy booming area.

“Our family has been in the candy business for a while, so we moved to Waco just to bring the fun vintage candy world to this part of the silos district to add something different to the area,” she said.

The Sweet Station will officially have its grand opening on July 12 and July 13 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. There will be giveaways and free ice cream for every purchase.

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