Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has opened at Franklin Avenue and University Parks Drive, taking 4,000 square feet on the bottom floor of a building owned by businessman Trent Weaver, who joined franchisees Laur and Casie Cernat in remodeling the interior, installing a wrap-around patio and walkways, and setting up picnic tables and umbrellas.
Weaver said he secured about $38,000 in Tax Increment Financing support to tackle the improvements, which he thinks help create a good-time feel near Lake Brazos.
Weaver’s building has 17,000 square feet of space available on the second floor above Fuzzy’s Taco, Bicycle World and the Bangkok Royal restaurant on the first floor.
Work continues on space Giddy Up Glamour has taken between Fuzzy’s and Bicycle World to sell clothing, jewelry and novelty items.
“We’re probably 45 days from having an opening on that,” Weaver said.
Laur and Casie Cernat are serving as the local franchisees for Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, and Casie Cernat said business has been booming the past few days.
“Just to let people know we’re not all tacos, I want to say we also serve salads, nachos, quesadillas and fajitas, and we serve breakfast all day,” she said.
Bar service is available inside and outside Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, which seats about 100 indoors and half that many on the patio.
Casie Cernat said nearly all entrees are priced at less than $9.