Here is a wish list of five establishments we would love to see take residence in the Sun City.

El Paso is a great place to live, but imagine how awesome it would be if the following restaurants and stores set up shop in our city.

H-E-B

I travel a lot around Texas whether, to Dallas, Austin or San Antonio and H-E-B stores are peppered all over the state except in El Paso. The Texas grocery giant would be a perfect fit in El Paso with their awesome pre-made meals, beautiful low-cost produce and varied selection.

Medieval Times

Medieval Times which is based out of Irving TX is a family dinner and tournament theater featuring staged medieval-style games, sword-fighting, and jousting. El Pasoans love for good food and a great show make for an epic themed restaurant and a great addition to our city.

Trader Joe’s

I was introduced to Trader Joe’s while living in Portland, OR and quickly fell in love with the neighborhood grocery store. What makes them so amazing is that they offer amazing food and drink from around the world and locally as well with great quality at super good prices.

The Cheesecake Factory

There’s been a lot of talk about The Cheesecake Factory opening up in El Paso but nothing concrete. The American restaurant offers a variety of menu items, everything from pizzas, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, salads, steaks, fish and so much more. Apart from their huge menu, they are known for their more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts.

IKEA

Oh, IKEA how I dream about you. El Paso would be a perfect fit for this European multinational store that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, appliances, and home accessories, as well as their tasty food court options. El Pasoans love a good deal and if IKEA opened up in El Paso it would be win-win for both the consumer and the company.