Author: Maroon Weekly

The King of KIE Takes a Chance Online

From runways to red carpets, to the streets of Bryan/College Station, Chance Okonski is making a name for himself in the world of men’s fashion. Whether you’ve heard of him or not, Chance is making moves in the community, keeping the residents of the Brazos Valley guessing as to what is next for the multifaceted Entrepreneur and Menswear Blogger. We sat down with the style guru to talk shop, discuss his new role as President of The Fashion Event, and hear what he has in-store for 2018.          MW: The last time we spoke to you...

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P.O.V. Coffeehouse Opens in Bryan

By Carrington Elliott Settled in the heart of the new Lake Walk Town Center in Bryan, community meets customer service at P.O.V. Coffeehouse. Hot lattes, warm sticky buns and meaningful conversations wait inside the eclectic building. More than just a coffeehouse, P.O.V. offers a varietal menu of hand-crafted pastries, beverages, charcuterie boards and grab-and-go lunches. These items range from $2 to $20. P.O.V. provides the opportunity to try a selection of local brews and wines— all at reasonable price points. Inside floor-to-ceiling glass walls hides a refreshingly sophisticated interior. The flow is clear. Walk in, order, then grab a...

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Make Your Mark at Blaze Pizza

By Daly Whit ‘Make Your Mark’ – the motto for the newest flame-cooked pizza place in town, Blaze Pizza – perfectly embodies the restaurant’s mission. Manager Shawn Jordan said that ‘Making Your Mark’ characterizes the heart behind Blaze. “It really is the Blaze experience,” Jordan said. “There aren’t many places I can wear my hat backwards. We all get to ‘Make Our Mark;’ we embrace uniqueness.” This industrial-style restaurant projects a modern feel with ample space. The operating assembly line, the high-rise ceilings and the concrete floors all add to the industrialized environment. Jordan explained that Blaze excels in...

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First Friday is Back

By Bryndon Jackson For those new to Bryan-College Station, First Friday is a monthly festival filled with a large variety of family friendly acts and performances by local musicians, artists and other  performers. First Friday, organized and curated by the Downtown Bryan Association, takes over a few blocks of downtown on the first Friday of every month, keeping shops and restaurants open late and drawing large crowds of students and families. This month, the event runs from 6pm to 11pm on September 1. This First Friday is going to be focused on celebrating the grand revealing of the West...

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Local BCS Restaurants Pledge $10,000 in Hurricane Harvey Relief to Welcome Evacuees

Bryan College Station Independent Restaurants (Taste of BCS) are showing support for families that have been displaced from Hurricane Harvey by pledging $10,000 in gift cards to provide evacuees with local meals on the house. Gift cards that can be used at any of our members’ eighteen locations will be distributed in increments of $100 to families displaced from the Houston area staying in our town. We want our neighbors to feel welcome in BCS and invite them to be our guests and enjoy a freshly cooked meal. Our hope is that the hospitality extended to these displaced Texans...

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