The Hastings project started off as an over-budget concept to combine three 60-year-old buildings into one seamless modern entertainment hub. Through innovative design/build proposals offered by MBA, Hastings became a reality and a great success for all those involved. Hastings boasts one of the more entertaining stores in the area, with 22,000 square feet of open floor area as well as an in-store coffee shop and a Hardback Café. The Café incorporates a drive-thru on the West side and an outdoor patio area. The building is also a leader in utility management. To conserve energy and create better integration of stores, all the lighting, security, mechanical, and sound are monitored and controlled digitally from the corporate headquarters in Texas.