AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Businesses in Amarillo are expanding with the help of the community by keeping it local.
With the increase in popularity, locally-owned businesses are taking steps to make sure they thrive.
“We are so fortunate to be able to move to a bigger space because we have been growing. Our business is great and our customers allow us to keep doing projects from there. So yes, we needed a new space because we are growing," says Panache Manager Kendra Lynch.
Lynch feels that small businesses are what give Amarillo character.
“You can walk into our store and you know you will see a friend, you will get asked how your family is. You know you are coming into a place that is keeping up with you and is glad to see you,” explains Lynch. “I know that all small businesses that are family owned and operated in town, operate like that and that’s just where we fall in.”
One business started out in a food truck, and after hundreds of hand made Popsicle’s with fresh, whole fruit, they were able to move into their own location in Wolfin Village.
“We’re really excited to see all these people that have been coming in, the familiar faces and a ton of new people. So, it’s been really fun. We always kind of joked when we first started this, which we really do love doing this, it’s a lot of fun. They are really good," says Purple Flamingo Pops owner Cherie Scholz. "Some people say they wont pay that much for a Popsicle and then they try one, and they are like, ‘Wow, they are really good.’ I get it.”
And continuing to take care of their shoppers needs, Fiesta Foods opened a second location on S. Western St. and SW 58th Ave, where they will operate as a “Cost Plus,” meaning items will be priced at or below cost.