GRAHAM (KFDX/KJTL)— The Hayhurst Brothers dabble in all areas of construction, however, their real passion is bringing the life and heart back into downtown areas, and their current stop is Graham.
Their design for the Graham properties include housing for 3 different restaurants or boutiques for entrepreneurs to test out their proof of concept on the inside, what the trio calls “incubators.”
“These incubators will open up to a big community space with picnic tables and a space to come watch the games or concert and that sort of thing. So it’ll be a great spot to just…” “A local watering hole. horses welcome. Right?” “Horses welcome, if you want to,” Hayhurst Brothers Daniel, Seth And Jake Hayhurst said talking over one another.
The trio has worked and completed similar projects in Decatur, Argyle, and Denton. Playing a part in revitalizing each of those downtown areas.
“It was a very similar situation in Denton, when we began that project it was just kind of ghost town. Now you can’t find a parking spot no matter what time it is,” the Hayhurst Brothers said. “We started a project that kind of elevated everyone else to want to strive for that.”
Executive Director Of Economic Development Joe Beruta reached out to the brothers for help in revitalizing the graham area similarly.
“The way we see it is, this will bring a lot more activity into the square and therefore benefit everyone that’s on the square, whether you’re a retailer or restaurant, looking for business,” Beruta said.
Beruta added, activity breeds activity. And when the new business brings the foot traffic, it could not only bring business to the neighboring businesses, but encourage those businesses to grow and bring in new business as well.