Calvert Seeing Growth As New Businesses Open

After turning 150-years-old, the City of Calvert is seeing a bit of a turnaround. A handful of new business are opening or planned along Highway 6.

"We're very proud of it. We're really blessed," said Taylor Edwards, co-owner of Diamond E Rental. They recently opened a newer and bigger location on Highway 6.

"We ran out of room, so we decided to build a new location and it's been great so far. The town is really wonderful," she said. “Typically, we have a lost of customers out of Bremond, Kosse, Groesbeck, but we also serve Bryan-College Station, as far as on the other side of Navasota."

A new coffee shop will open soon next to an antique store on Main Street. A bakery is also under construction on Main. Just north of downtown, a gas station is in works that could bring more than 4,000 square feet of retail space to town.

"That's looking promising and, as you can see, downtown stores now are no longer closed. They're here ready to sell stuff to people when they come," said City Administrator Kevin O'Carroll. He believes the town is bouncing back.

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