By now, you’ve probably heard the sad news: After five seasons, HGTV’s highest rated show of all time, Fixer Upper, is coming to an end. Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines’s winning combination of charm, charisma, and pure renovation talent has spawned legions of shiplap-obsessed fans, all willing to tune in week after week for a dose of laughter and renovating prowess.
So why are they choosing to let the sun set on Fixer Upper, the very show that catapulted them to superstardom? According to the couple’s blog, “This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”
But just because Fixer Upper will only live on in reruns doesn’t mean you won’t be able to catch a glimpse of Chip and Jo doing what they do best. In fact, thanks to the massive popularity of the series, now you’ll be able to see them just about anywhere (and if you want to channel the Gaines family, you shouldn’t be watching TV anyway).
Ahead, check out some of the places you can keep feeding your Fixer Upper obsession once the final episode airs.
1. Do brunch at Magnolia Table
The latest big project on the horizon for the unstoppable Gaines family is opening a restaurant. When it opens, the breakfast and brunch joint will serve typical morning fare, such as homemade biscuits, eggs Benedict, and pies.
But you didn’t think the renovation-obsessed Gaineses would build a new structure, did you? Chip and Joanna recently purchased the old Elite Café, a historic landmark in downtown Waco, Texas. Joanna will lovingly restore the nearly 100-year-old restaurant with her trademark modern farmhouse style, but she will incorporate the building’s rich history to help “keep the original character intact.”
Hungry yet? You won’t have to wait long. The grand opening of Magnolia Table is slated for the end of 2017.