A new Panda Express will be built at 515 E Commerce Street in Brownwood Texas. 515 E Commerce Street was home to a hotel built in 1960. Before being closed and demolished the hotel was franchised as an OYO hotel. The hotel was closed August of 2021 for several code violations and severe bug infestation as reported by Brownwood News.

The fines issued were not paid and issues were not resolved and so the building was sold. In 2023 the building was demolished after a fire and theft on the property. The new Panda Express will be 2,697 SF and is projected to start in June 2024 according to the TDLR website.

California based Panda Express has over 2,200 locations in the United States and about a dozen more countries. It was founded in 1983 and serves a variety of American-Chinese dishes.

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