Developer hopes for annexation benefits

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A commercial developer said he has petitioned the city of Clovis to annex a 60-acre segment of land west of North Prince Street so a hotel being built there can benefit from city utilities. Bill Giese, of Giese Realty Investment Corp., said he believes residences and businesses that are […]

Business Feature: Hotel stays often brief

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer With two hotels open for business over the last few months and another to be built by the end of the year, Clovis is adding to its collection of about a dozen hotels. Bill Giese of Giese Realty Investments is working with Holiday Inn to find a location for […]

New mission, new market

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocksales consultant Eric Hall shows Betsy Matthies the inside of a Ford Expedition on Tuesday at Hamilton Ford on Prince Street. Matthies and her husband, who is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, ordered a Ford Focus. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Auto salesman Eric Hall said he is reaping […]

Assisted living option coming

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Area residents seeking an alternative to living alone or residing in a nursing home will soon have another option for assisted living. Bill Giese, owner of Giese Realty Investments, said his company is serving as the “point people” in the development of Wheatfield Senior Living Community. “This is the […]

Applebee’s hoping to get a building permit

by Eric Butler The latest in a recent wave of national chains to take an interest in Clovis appears to be Applebee’s restaurant. Applebee’s officials would not confirm an expansion to Clovis, but Clovis City Manager Ray Mondragon said Applebee’s representatives are hoping to get a building permit this week to build on the north […]

Lot resizing concerns some Colonial Park residents

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A local land developer has submitted a proposal to the city that would replat several lots in the Colonial Estates area and Colonial Park unit 33. The move has some residents in the area worried. Colonial Estates residents say smaller lots will lead to smaller homes in the area […]

Lowe’s store almost a done deal

By Jack King A spokeswoman for Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse said Thursday the company has closed a deal to buy a site in Clovis. Julie Valeant, the company spokeswoman, said partners in the deal are still completing final paperwork and she could not provide more details about the deal until the paperwork is finished. Developer […]