The city of Waxahachie will host two open house events for the community to view the newly-restored MKT Depot on South College Street.

The open house events will be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, and from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, and provide an informal opportunity for the community to view the interior of the restored building.

“We are so pleased with the finished product of the depot construction,” assistant city manager Michael Scott said. “The depot has been a local landmark for over 100 years and we wanted to allow the community an opportunity to view the completed restoration.”

The MKT Depot is the most recent project completed in the south end of downtown Waxahachie, which has experienced “quite a bit” of revitalization in the past couple of years, city officials note, citing other projects that include the expansion of the Boyce Grain and Feed Corporation, remodel of the Nay Company building and additional parking at the entrance to the Waxahachie Creek Hike and Bike Trail.

The MKT Depot was purchased by the city of Waxahachie in 2008. The restoration project was funded by the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone and completed in November. The depot is outfitted to house a restaurant.

The city of Waxahachie is accepting proposals from parties interested in operating a restaurant on the property. The deadline to submit a proposal, including restaurant concept and business plan, is March 16.

For questions regarding the MKT Depot, contact the city of Waxahachie at 972-937-7330, ext. 198.