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Section A: General News


Texas Star Lodges to open in downtown Floresville


Texas Star Lodges to open in downtown Floresville
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com Construction continues on the Texas Star Lodges in downtown Floresville, set to open in mid-July.


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FLORESVILLE -- Construction continues on 14 rustic cabins on the site of what will become the Texas Star Lodges. This new concept in temporary lodging here is located on Third Street across from the White House Café.

Galen Jansky, who, along with his wife, Jennifer, owns the Arcadia Theatre, also owns Texas Star Lodges. Jansky said he decided to enter the lodging business because of the increasingly apparent shortage of hotel rooms brought about by the area’s oil and natural gas boom.

Jansky believes that with six restaurants, two bars, and a movie theater all within walking distance, Texas Star Lodges will be a perfect fit for the downtown area.

“It will draw a lot of people,” he said. “Plus it gives us a use for the property because it’s an acre of space that is currently not utilized.”

Entry onto the property will be reminiscent of arrival at a Texas ranch, with an ornamental iron archway inviting guests into the cabins that will line the perimeter. In addition to the cabins -- which will have red cedar siding and metal roofs -- the property will include an office building with a coin-operated laundry facility and a retail shop, Jansky said.

Nine of the cabins will be furnished with two queen-sized beds with 3-inch pillow-top mattresses. Five rooms boast a king-sized bed. Jansky said all rooms will be furnished with rustic Texas Lone Star décor, and include amenities such as a 32-inch flat-screen television, desk and chair, and dining table with two chairs. Rooms will also have small refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.

Jansky envisions that guests of the Texas Star Lodges will pay nightly rental fees comparable to those charged by the Best Western Floresville Inn. The owner of that hotel, Raj Patel, is also the owner of the Texas Independence Inn being built on U.S. 181. This hotel is located next door to the Best Western and is set for completion in two weeks. More will follow about the Texas Independence Inn in a future issue of the Wilson County News.

Jansky’s goal is to open the Texas Star Lodges on July 18. For more information, call 210-381-2610.
 

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