Last Updated August 17th, 2019
“Hello Georgetown” is the best publication to come along to keep all Georgetown residents informed. It is a great way to cure our curiosity. People like to know what is happening in our town, whether it be entertainment, fun-filled events for the family, road improvements to move traffic, construction of new commercial and residential development.
“You take the guess work out of all that’s happening. Thank you for this publication and keeping us in the know.” ~Maryanne Denison
With the massive amount of growth we are experiencing here, we continue to see new businesses coming to town on a regular basis.
If you are opening a new business send us an email and tell us a little bit about your business and where you will be located and we’ll include your business in the list below.
Blue Corn Harvest Expanding Next Door – Added 8/17/19
212 W. 7th Street, #105
Blue Corn Harvest is working to expand into the space next to them.
By including the former location of Pinot’s Pallette Blue Corn will be adding close to 100 seats, twice the bar they have now and a cocktail area and indoor waiting area for their patrons.
The 2,500 sq ft expansion should be completed early September. They will need to get an inspection from the Fire Marshall.
This info from the Williamson County Sun.
We will keep you posted.
Pet Paradise Resort – Edited 8/17/19
Located next to and south of George’s On The Town.
If you go by the future location of Pet Paradise Resort you will hear a lot of tapping and grinding. It looks like the area is rock solid under the soil.
Here’s a new image we took yesterday. Tap for larger view.
6/23/19 – We found this online about Pet Paradise Resort;
“…We offer the ultimate pet boarding and pet daycare experience for your dog or cat. Our attentive staff is passionate about pets and will go the extra mile to ensure that your pet has a safe and enjoyable time with us.
“…Whether it’s making a splash in our signature bone-shaped pool or relaxing at storytime, Pet Paradise promises to create a memorable stay for your pet.
“In addition, our four-legged guests can indulge in a day of excitement and adventure at day camp or have a spa day and receive a fresh, new look by one of our professional groomers.”
Target completion date is July 2020.
Black Box BBQ – Updated 8/17/19
201 East 9th
We have heard from the folks at Black Box BBQ and they say they will be making an announcement on September 2nd about their new food truck location.
Black Box was on the docket for the City Council meeting this past Tuesday but they pulled their request for a Special Use Permit, that would allow them to stay at their present location, before they meeting.
Black Box is still committed to staying in Georgetown and say they still intend to have a permanent Brick and Mortar location in the future.
Not sure exactly what their next move is, we will keep you posted.
8/10/19 – The owners of Back Box BBQ will be moving at the end of the month. They say they will be staying in Georgetown.
They will be forced to move because their temporary use permit will be ending.
Here’s a new image we took today. It’s coming along nicely.
It’s the building on the far south lot of the development. Tap for larger view.
8/5/19 – We’ve been watching them working on the foundation and now they have their sign up!
3/13/19 – Firestone Complete Auto Care is one of the stores slated for the Wolf Crossing Development. We spoke with a manager at the Round Rock store and learned that they are planning to open a store in Georgetown. The services they offer will include tires, brakes and oil changes.
Olive Garden – Updated 8/17/19
Wolf Ranch Crossing
8/17/19 – We have images of the new building from three sides, almost.
Tap any image for larger view and gallery.
Added 12/28/18 – The Olive Garden is in the works for Georgetown Texas! And it won’t be that long now.
We will keep you posted about the opening date!
Georgetown Pie Company – Added 8/17/19
The new company will feature mini five inch pies. There’s no brick and mortar store right now, but it is in the future plans.
When open, we’ll be able to order online or purchase pies from a few shops on the Square.
Lamppost Coffee – Updated 8/16/19
809 South Main Street in downtown
Former location of Divine Treasures
We went by the location of the new Lamppost Coffee yesterday and took this shot of the inside. We have contacted the owners to find out if they will still be opening next Tuesday, we’ll let you know when we hear something.
8/4/19 – We finally have an opening date for the new downtown Coffee Shop.
They’ve announced that the date will be Tuesday August 20th.
6/29/19 – Guess who has a sign up!? Yep, it’s Lamppost Coffee in downtown Georgetown.
Here’s a pic of the inside and one of the new sign. Tap either for larger view.
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It won’t be too long now until the new coffee shop opens in downtown. The target is Late July/Early August. They are working out problems with the building. We will let you know when they have a definite opening date.
From Lamppost Coffee – “We are a coffee shop bringing craft coffee to Round Rock and beyond. We make our own pastries, breakfast tacos, sandwiches, salads and more.
“We can cater any event – large or small – and have been voted the best coffee shop two years in a row! We love coffee, love food and love people.”
We’ll keep you posted.
Spirit Halloween – Added 8/16/19
900 N Austin Ave #109
Former CVS Location
You’ll find all kinds of spooky Halloween decor, costumes and accessories at Spirit Halloween in Georgetown this season!
The new store will be opening on Friday August 30th
Mod Pizza – Updated 8/16/19
Wolf Ranch Town Center
1003 West University Ste 125
We have an opening date for the new Mod Pizza! The opening is planned for Tuesday September 10th. Here’s an image of the inside. It’s going to be really pretty and clean.
Tap the image for a larger view. Tap Here For More Images.
7/13 – They have started work on the Georgetown Mod Pizza! They have a sign and they were working on the inside when we were there.
The new store plans to open September 2019.
Ulta Beauty – Updated 8/16/19
1019 West University Avenue Suite 1001
Previous location of Rack Room Shoes
8/16/19 – Ulta Beauty Is Open.
There’s a new sign along the Highway saying Ulta is Open, but the sign on the door says they will be open tomorrow 8/16. Here’s a new image of the inside we took today.
Grand Opening Event August 23rd thru 25th.
5/19 Update – We do have confirmation that they are working on things and that they hope to open late this summer.
Offering a variety of products including make-up, nails, skin care, hair care, fragrances, bath and body.
We have learned that Holt Cat is having a Job Fair on Saturday September 7th. The Hours will be 8am to 1pm.
8/7/19 – This really huge project has come a long way, they have more buildings now and a sign along IH 35.
We went by and took some pics this week. Tap any image for a larger view and slideshow.
Holt Cat broke ground on their 85,000 ft facility January 30th, 2018. The 75 acres where Holt Cat will be is located along Airport Road and is tagged for small-scale industry and commercial use. The city is expecting to see more growth in this area.
Their original expected completion date is summer 2019.
The Watkins Building – Updated 8/11/19
815 South Main
Now that’s a lot of bricks. It looks like the brick work is almost complete.
Here’s an image we took yesterday.
6/15/19 – The new building is getting brick, you may be able to see in this image that there are large double garage doors along the side of the building where the park will be.
We have learned from the architect that this building will feature a park on the side between the new building and Grace Heritage. There will be out door tables and garage doors that open to the building.
2/20/19 – It’s the new 2 story home of the Watkins Insurance Group and tenants.
Construction began on the 9,600 sq. ft. building last July (2018) and is scheduled for completion summer 2019.
The new HTeaO Store is looking pretty sharp. Now we can tell what the building will look like.
Here are some new images we got yesterday. Tap either image for larger view.
We’ll keep you posted.
6/28/19 – We’ve heard from the owners, “We are moving along quickly! We have an amazing GC (General Contractor.) We hope and pray to open in August but it may be early September.
“Our GC told us we will have a concrete pad by June 29th! Next you will see the building framing and roof within about two weeks!
“We will be moving to Georgetown next week and can’t wait to meet the community!
“Hayden and I are overwhelmed with the community support that we already have and feel beyond blessed to be moving to this area!”
HTeaO will include a custom tea bar with 22 flavors of sweet and unsweet iced tea. They will also feature a full line of YETI merchandise and healthy snack options featuring Project7, Clif Bars, Clint & Sons Beef Jerky and many others.
Opening Targeted For Summer 2019.
Barking Armadillo Brewing – Updated 8/10/19
507 River Bend Drive
We went by the location for the new BrewPub and took this picture today. We’re sure it’s the correct building because there’s a permit in the window with Barking Armadillo on it.
Tap image for larger view.
7/29/19 – Looks like we will be getting a new BrewPub! They will feature a variety of beer styles from all over the world plus their own beer on tap and wine from surrounding areas.
The taproom will have TV’s inside, an assortment of games inside and outside, food trucks, and different events.
“Think of us as your friendly, local neighborhood brewpub.”
New Fire Station No. 7 – Added 8/10/19
Georgetown is getting a new Fire Station, and Medical Department! Construction is underway.
The location is across the street from St. Helen Catholic Church on Hwy 29 (University Avenue) east of town. And the sign says “Coming March 2020.”
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Proposed Streets and Future Land Use – Added 8/9/19
We have learned of a map from the city showing the proposed streets and future land use for Georgetown Texas.
“This is the general plan the Council is using to develop resource allocation strategies and make decisions on road bonds, zoning, water and wastewater infrastructure and other issues pertaining to managing “growth”, ~Council Person Steve Fought.
Doug Smith Performance Center – Updated 8/7/19
2nd and Rock Streets
We’ve been keeping an eye on the new Children’s Theater, the Doug Smith Performance Center and they are moving along with the upward construction.
Here’s an image we took this week. Tap for larger view.
5/25/19 – They have broken ground on the new 14,000 square foot Doug Smith Performance Center. This center will offer the Palace Theater a location for their arts education program for youth.
This new 3 story building will allow growth in a space designed and built especially as a Children’s Theater.
The new building will offer:
-200+ seat performance space
-Dance studio with a professional dance floor
-7 class rooms
-8 bathrooms across 3 floors
-Outdoor terrace for events and special classes
-Elevator and 2 staircases
New Parking Lot Downtown – Updated 8/4/19
8th and Forest Streets
There’s been some cleanup going on at the location of the new downtown Parking Lot. It may not be as exciting as a new restaurant, but we can all agree it’s a welcome addition to downtown.
Here’s a new image, tap for larger view.
7/10/19 – If you’ve been downtown lately, you may have noticed the demolition of some buildings along Forest between 7th and 8th Streets. The project is located catty corner of the Library.
This is the location of the new parking lot that will offer 76 additional parking spaces to the downtown area.
We went by and got this shot of the massive demolition going on right now.
WagHeaven – Updated 8/4/19
2 New Georgetown Locations
We have a Soft Opening date for the new WagHeaven located in the Goodwill Shopping Center on Williams Drive.
It is scheduled for Monday September 2nd, Labor Day from 10am to 7pm. Come enjoy a cook out with free hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and music from 11am – 2pm. Free pet product gifts will be available for all.
7/25/19 – WagHeaven is hiring. Follow this link for openings and to apply.
WagHeaven has a brand new sign at their location on Williams Drive. It looks really nice.
Tap the image for a larger view.
5/25/19 – Recently Ken and I had the pleasure of meeting with the owners of the soon coming Wag Heaven. We learned they will be offering hypo-allergenic pet products with no soy, corn or wheat, at affordable prices.
There are 2 Wag Heaven locations coming to Georgetown this year:
-By the Monument Cafe near Lark & Owl Booksellers – The partners hope to open this location late 2019.
-In the Mas Fajitas Shopping center by Cyclewerx – This store will be opening first with a late August 2019 target date. We’ll keep you posted…
2020 Market, Scratch Kitchen & Bar – Added 8/4/19
The Summit at Rivery Park
1500 Rivery Blvd.
The 7th fastest growing city is getting a new restaurant.
From the announcement, “..It will be a new Farm to Table, Locally Sourced, Dining Experience for Georgetown.”
“This new Joint Venture brings the Dining & Operations expertise of Manuel Martinez and Joey Delgadillo (formerly of Blue Corn Harvest) together with the Construction Expertise of Bill Paetznick, Morgan McLaughlin of Novak Commercial Construction and Jeff Novak of Novak Brothers.
“Together our new partnership hopes to create your favorite local hangout where you can enjoy some great food, drinks and fun with the family at our open courtyard.”
We can expect construction to start in the next few weeks and the target opening is early 2020.
New Convenience Store and Retail in SE Georgetown – Added 8/4/19
We’ve been watching the development along Westinghouse just east of Mays Street for a while now and they are starting to build a pretty large building on a really large lot.
The sign says it will be a 5000 sq ft Convenience Store with Branded Gasoline. It also says there will be 9200 sq ft of retail space.
Here are the signs, one tells the story and one shows the finished product. You can see that it’s going to be a pretty big building when it’s completed.
Tap either image for larger view.
We’ll keep you posted
Salado Glassworks – Updated 8/4/19
205 West 6th Street
The new Georgetown Location will be opening on Sunday September 1st.
7/13/19 – We have spoken to the folks at Salado Glassworks and they are Coming to Downtown Georgetown! Their new location will be next to The Monument Cafe in the building with Lark and Owl Booksellers and Wag Heaven.
We were asked not to release the target opening information, but we can tell you that we won’t need to wait too long.
New Purple Heart Community For Severely Injured Vets – Added 8/1/19
We have learned that Georgetown is going to be the home of The Purple Heart Integrated Project. This community will be the first of it’s kind in the nation.
The completed community will include 80 homes and an 8,000 sq. ft. facility offering high-tech training, co-working space, computer lab and a health clinic.
Plus the campus will also feature a small banquet facility with a commercial kitchen, a swimming pool, a recreation center, raised gardens and a rainwater collection system.
It will be a residential occupational training facility for physically disabled veterans where the veteran and their families will live in ADA “green” homes. The Purple Heart Vets will be offered training to facilitate development of life skills in preparation for independent living.
The residents will include Purple Heart recipients as well as other severely injured veterans.
Aurora Medical Spa – Updated 7/27/19
1013 West University Ave. Suite 195
Wolf Ranch Town Center next to Just Love Coffee
It’s official, now there’s a sign at the location and the owners are excited!
Tap image for larger view.
6/19/19 – Aurora Medical Spa is a state-of-the art medical spa offering today’s most advanced and effective skin rejuvenation procedures. Offering anti-aging treatments such as Botox and Dermal Fillers plus chemical peels, Hydrafacials, medical grade skincare, coolscuplting, laser and more.
The target opening date is October 1st, 2019. More Here as available.
New Downtown Parking Garage – Updated 7/27/19
Located behind the Municipal Court Building at Main and 7th Streets
It appears that the city is preparing to move forward with their plans for a parking garage downtown. We have it from a very reliable source that we may be seeing some activity start at the location by the end of this year.
1/26/19 – This past Tuesday the City Council was presented with plans for a new parking garage and parking lot.
At a cost of $5,000,000, the proposed 4 story Parking Garage would include approx 200 parking spaces, an elevator and two staircases; and it would be just under 44 feet tall.
Here’s the artist rendering for the proposed building.
12/16/18 – It looks like we are getting more parking downtown! The City is working on a parking garage that would be located behind the Municipal Court Building at Main and 7th Streets.
The new garage would be located on the lot that now has 47 parking spaces. The new parking garage would offer 200 parking spaces.
Austin’s Pizza – Updated 7/27/19
Wolf Ranch Crossing
We have confirmation that Austin’s Pizza is coming to Georgetown. The store here will have a dining room, at least that’s what we understand from Austin’s Pizza.
The Georgetown location will be opening in Wolf Crossing, which is supposed to be completed by the end of 2019.
3/30/19 – Austin’s Pizza has 13 location around central Texas. They offer specialty pizzas, build your own, pizza rolls, salads, brownies and more. Plus they have gluten free options on their menu.
Barrels & Amps – Updated 7/26/19
Downtown – Corner of 8th and Austin Avenue next to the Williamson Museum
We have a new target opening date for Barrels & Amps – Mid August.
Many of you have been asking about the For Lease sign on the building…not to worry, that’s for the office space upstairs.
Barrels & Amps is Hiring Line and Prep Cooks, Bar Tenders, Barbacks, Runners and Servers. Email resume to email@example.com.
June 2019 – We spent some time with two of the three owners recently (Mark Thompson and Dena Meixsell) and we learned another exciting detail about this fun new place coming to downtown…
Something we didn’t know is that there’s a Phase 3 to the project and it includes a Roof Top Bar!
The new place is looking truly fabulous and the owners are so excited about opening! They are in the home stretch and are finishing up a lot of details in preparation for their debut.
We were able to take a few pics of the new sign and the inside. Tap any image for larger view and slide show.
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May 2019 – We went by Barrels & Amps today and it’s looking awesome inside!!
After talking with Mark Thompson, one of the owners of Barrels & Amps and also owner of 600 Degrees Pizza, we are certain that Barrels & Amps will have something for everybody.
The new venue will be family and kid friendly (except for certain events.)
And, we can expect reasonable prices, an array of craft beers, plus a good selection of your traditional favorites.
Wolf Crossing Development – Updated 7/26/19
Southeast Intersection of IH-35 and University Avenue
It’s been a whole month since we last reported on the new Center, Wolf Crossing, that is planned for completion later this year.
Some of the buildings and locations are obvious and we are starting to identify the businesses that go with the building.
Here’s our updated gallery showing the progress. There are quite a few stand alone buildings on the map that aren’t visible yet from the street.
Tap any image for a larger view and a slide show.
PoK-e-Jo’s Texas BBQ – Updated 7/23/19
610 N Austin Avenue
The new store has a really great looking permanent sign now, and they are hiring!
We can expect to see construction of an outdoor smoke house along the side of the building any time now. We’ll keep you posted.
7/6/19 – It was good to see the PoK-e-Jo’s Food Truck at the 4th of July Celebration.
We also have learned that the new target opening date is Mid-September.
2/18/19 – We have learned today that PoK-e-Jo’s is indeed coming to Georgetown and that they will occupy the space where La Playa Mexican Restaurant used to be located. 610 N Austin Avenue (behind McDonalds.)
“PoK-e-Jo’s has been serving Austin unbelievable BBQ since 1979. We know tender, melt-in-your-mouth BBQ, fresh sides, and Texas hospitality…and that’s exactly what we deliver.
We understand the Goddard School plans to be open in late September. They are having a Pre-Enrollment Event on July 31st from 4 to 8pm at Georgetown Event Center, 1 Chamber Way.
Here’s a pic of the building. It really is looking good. Tap image for larger view.
3/29/19 – There’s a beautiful building going up along Williams Drive. This is a description we got from their website; “Think about all the times you pretended to be a doctor, a chef, a parent or a pro athlete when you were a child.
“As you enjoyed exploring that role, you were figuring out how different people behave and learning through play. A play-based curriculum allows children the freedom to have fun while discovering and exploring the world and their interests.”
Lone Star Kolaches – Updated 7/19/19
2500 Williams Drive
We have it from a few sources that Lone Star Kolaches will be having their Grand Opening in August! We’ll keep you posted.
May 2019 – We have confirmation that Lone Star Kolaches will be moving into the former Golden Chick building on Williams Drive.
Lone Star Kolaches already has 4 locations around Austin and one in Flugerville, and their online menu looks delicious and it’s the same one they will be serving at the Georgetown location.
River Place Development – Updated 7/18/19
If you look closely to the lot across Austin Avenue from El Monumento you’ll notice that some preliminary work has begun on the site.
This pic was taken from the side street. Tap image for larger view.
This will be across Austin Avenue from El Monumento, there’s an empty lot with two bill boards there now. The property is located along the San Gabriel River.
Added 9/9/18 – Developers Sam and Rebecca Pfister have big plans for the block located along South Austin Avenue, across from El Monumento Restaurant.
Plans for Phase I of the development include a three story building with covered parking and office Space on the first floor, office space on the second floor and apartments on the third floor.
Steak ‘n Shake – Added 7/18/19
We have some news about a possible Steak ‘n Shake coming to Georgetown Texas!
Thanks to a trusted source, we have a private location map showing Steak ‘n Shake on the lot beside Chick-fil-A in Wolf Ranch Town Center.
We’ll keep you posted.
We went by to check the progress of the new Academy on Hwy 29 and look what we found. A building! Guess they are hurrying since they plan to open in October of this year.
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We have heard from Academy, they left this comment…”Hello to all of the residents and surrounding areas of Georgetown TX. That is correct we are opening the Academy Sports + Outdoors on October 7, 2019.
“My name is Chris Douglas the Store Director at this location who looks to invite you to the new location which will have a whole different layout than any of our other locations. I can field any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org or (281) 743-3158.”
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There is a sign across the street about an Academy Sports Hiring Trailer that points behind the First Baptist Church, in case you are interested.
On the sign it says to apply at www.careers.academy.com
2/26/19 – Academy Sports has confirmed that they will be opening this fall in the Bluebonnet Plaza.
1/2/19 – It appears that Academy Sports + Outdoors is coming to Georgetown Texas. According to the developers brochure it will be located in Bluebonnet Plaza.
The location is the north west corner of the intersection of Wolf Ranch Parkway and Hwy 29; across from the new Natural Grocers.
Planet Fitness – Added 7/13/19
It’s our understanding, from a very reliable source, that Georgetown will be getting a Planet Fitness. And it will be the new style like the one they just finished building at Parmer and MoPac.
We don’t know the location yet, but the plan is to open in 2020. We’ve looked on the artist renderings and developers brochures for Wolf Crossing and for Bluebonnet Plaza and we don’t see Planet Fitness. We’ll keep you posted.
Heritage Court – Downtown Development – Updated 7/13/19
There have been some developments on the downtown lot formerly and lovingly known as Eats On 8th.
The location is across from 600 Degrees Pizza at the corner of 8th and Church Streets.
This week large equipment has been clearing the lot.
This picture was taken late this week.
Heritage Court – We understand this is the name of the development at the old Eat’s On 8th Location; corner of 8th and Church, across the street from 600 Degrees Pizza.
The new space will have Retail and Restaurant on the first floor and office space on the second floor.
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12/28/18 – There’s a really big sign at the corner of 8th and Church Street. It’s the old location of Eats On 8th.
For the newbies – On December 17th 2016 Eats on 8th was the site of a fire after an issue with faulty water heaters, the restaurant never re-opened and was torn down.
Now, this sign is promising a new building is coming Summer 2019! And they also say the new space will be for restaurant, office or retail.
Check out the picture on the sign! Click the image for larger view.
We’ll keep you posted. More and Map Here
New Convenience Store Gas and Retail – Updated 7/9/19
2090 Westinghouse Road/at 1460
The new convenience, gas and retails location is coming along. Now they have the cover up and a lot of workers on the scene.
Here’s a new pic we took, tap for larger view..
5/19 – The building is pretty massive looking from the road and it has three separate doors for retail.
No way to tell when construction will be complete, we’ll keep you posted.
Atlas Senior Living – Added 7/9/19
We have learned about a new Senior Living Community that will be coming to Georgetown.
Birmingham based, Atlas Senior Living will begin construction on their new Georgetown location, and their New Braunfels location, during the first quarter of 2020.
The communities will each have 231 units: 175 independent living, 40 assisted living and 16 memory care units. Atlas expects to hire over 100 people full-time for each community.
We do not know the location of this Community at the time of this posting.
We’ll keep you posted.
The St David’s Care Now is a wood building, unlike the concrete buildings going up around it, and it is coming along quickly. Here’s an image we took, it shows the progress. Tap the image for a larger view.
As you can see from the picture, they will be located at the very corner of the development.
This will be an affordable walk-in clinic alternative for minor illnesses and injuries, such as cold and flu, sports physicals and minor strains or sprains. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments aren’t required.
New Senior Living Campus at Williams and Del Webb – Added 7/2/19
We have learned about a new Retirement Community coming to Georgetown.
The new campus, located on 13.15 acres, will offer 125 independent living, 80 assisted living, and 20 memory care residences. The studio, one and two bedroom units will be leased on a monthly rental basis.
Amenities at the community will include valet and concierge services, several dining experiences (a full-service restaurant, a fine dining venue, and a bistro), a bar and other entertainment areas, a wellness center with salon and spa, multiple activity venues,…
…a state-of-the-art fitness center, club rooms, a theater, a meditation garden, and a courtyard that is interconnected with a resort-caliber pool that offers al fresco dining.
Construction is expected to begin January 2020 with the opening planned for Summer 2021.
Phase II will add 90 independent living residences to the project, bringing the total unit count to 315.
New Convenience Store – Updated 6/30/19
Hwy 29 Just West of Water Oaks Entrance
It’s been about a month since we updated and they have come pretty far. There are walls and a roof.
Tap image for larger view.
600 Degrees Market – Updated 6/29/19
114 E. Seventh Street Suite 115
The opening has been updated to Summer 2019.
They are doing some really cool things, here’s a new pic, this image is in the courtyard.
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Here’s a recent image of the new tile floor, the new wood ceiling and the future mural on the north wall of the patio. Tap either image for larger view.
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4/13 – The new 600 Degrees Market is shaping up with some added features like wooden planter boxes in front, and a new ceiling for their courtyard.
3/5/19 – We’ve spoken with the owners about the new 600 Degrees Market! And we have some exciting details for you…
The new production kitchen will allow for less waiting at both locations and will feature a state-of-the-art brick oven.
When you visit you can enjoy open case artisan and craft beer, seating in their new covered courtyard and inside seating.
There’s a location map at the link below with both locations shown.
Wish Well House Event Venue – Added 6/9/19
511 South Main
This venue will offer an indoor entertaining space that can seat up to 300 people with a dance floor and interior cocktail space. Combining the two indoor areas is an outdoor courtyard perfect for wedding ceremonies or outdoor dining.
Scheduled to be completed in 2020.
A bit of history from their website – “1920 was the date. And Sheriff Lee O. Allen was the man behind the building, constructing the then, 8 room home, into a refuge for his growing family.
“Sheriff Allen, one of the counties first, was in the midst of helping the future Governor of Texas, Dan Moody, investigate the Ku Klux Klan in what would eventually help bring the downfall of the Klan in the State of Texas.”
Westinghouse Road Corporate Center – Updated 6/9/19
1200 Block between FM 1460 and Mays Street.
We have some more details about this project, here’s an image of what is proposed.
Westinghouse Road Corporate Center is a 15.93-acre mixed-use development offering offering office, medical office, flex, and retail buildings when fully built out.
Sites are available for sale or build to suit. Buildings are scheduled for competion the third quarter of 2019.
10/10/18 – The Georgetown City Council approved an economic development agreement that paves the way for the construction of a 98,000-square-foot business park on Westinghouse Road.
The Westinghouse Business Center will provide speculative space for a variety of commercial uses, such as medical, technology and professional services, as well as retail space. Continue Reading
We have learned from a reader that the land is for sale, once someone buys that land they will develop 27 condo units. She said the cost may be in the mid-$500,000.
27 Condos in a Gated Community are coming.
We found this ribbon today along Hwy 29 east of Georgetown.
We will keep you posted.
Historic Post Office, Steakhouse and Ballroom – Updated 5/25/19
Across from 600 Degrees Pizza, corner of 8th and Church Streets
The Historic Post Office in downtown Georgetown will be getting a whole new life when architect Gary Wang’s visions are completed. We attended the Breakfast Links at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce this week.
The area downstairs will be a steak house with an oyster bar and the upstairs will be a ballroom with a dance floor.
There was a question about how they plan to use the basement in this building. Mr. Wang wouldn’t say, but it seems there’s more news coming about that.
Here are the plans for the first and second floors. Tap either image for larger view.
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12/16/18 – Georgetown’s Historic Post Office building located across from 600 Degrees will have new owners soon and they are planning to preserve the historic character of the building.
The plan is to turn it into a Steak House and Ballroom with special events, weddings and social gatherings. The opening date could come as soon as late 2019!
10/18 – The City of Georgetown has approved the real estate contract for the sale of two Downtown Buildings, the City Hall (Old Post Office Building) located at 113 East 8th Street, and the The Municipal Court/City Council Chambers located at 101 E. Seventh Street.
There are a bunch of signs on the building where Tuesday Morning will be coming. They are taking quite a bit of space and more than one space.
Here’s an official poster from the former Cherry Berry Yogurt and there are similar signs in the former windows of ABC Scrubs and Cici’s Pizza locations.
5/11/19 – The Tuesday Morning located along the IH-35 Service Road near HEB will be moving. We first thought they would be moving to Wolf Crossing, but now we understand that they are moving to the Rivery Town Crossing where Cherry Berry Yogurt and Cici’s Pizza were located.
More Here as Available
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa – Added 5/18/19
950 West University
Set to open in November 2019, offering facials and skin therapies plus several different types of massages.
More Here https://handandstone.com
Downtown Building Gets New Concept – Added 5/18/19
Corner of 7th and Main Streets
You may have noticed the signs on the windows of the former City Council Chambers Building, they are planning to do quite a bit to the existing building.
The location is at the corner of 7th and Main Streets. We know that one of the new spaces will be holding a Brewery but the new design will create spaces for a lot of new stores.
The projected opening date is Spring 2020.
New City Plaza – Added 5/11/19
West of Downtown
There’s a new City Plaza under consideration at this time. This would be an area around the City Buildings that would be a small event venue and connect the city buildings.
Mama Fu’s – Added 5/11/19
Mama Fu’s has closed their Wolf Ranch Location as of this posting. They are slated for the Wolf Crossing Development and are planning to reopen November 2019.
Wildflower House of Tea – Updated 5/11/19
Location to be determined
From the Williamson County Sun – Plans are to open Wildflower Ranch – Wild-flower House of Tea, a destination location with cottage-style accommodations, a tasting room, a wildflower farm and community event venue in Georgetown.
The owner’s goal is for the venue to be within a 15 to 20-minute drive from the Square. Construction is expected to start in summer 2020.
We will keep you posted.
Find them at Second Saturday Market Days.
Wildflower House of Tea is a curated collection of specialty tea for the free-spirited, independent thinkers, and perpetual daydreamers. Learn More Here
W&J Wellness Foot Spa – Added 5/5/19
4405 Williams Drive
Just east of the HEB in the new strip center
Here’s a pic we took showing that we are getting a Foot Spa! Sounds pretty awesome.
Tap the image for larger view. We will keep you posted.
Wolf Lakes Village Italian Style Development – Updated 4/16/19
4/16/19 – We have now learned, from the City, that this project is expected to break ground for utilities sometime in 2019.
12/18 – From the City…”Initial plans for….Wolf Lakes Village were approved by the Georgetown City Council at their meeting last night 12/11. The project includes office, retail, entertainment, hotels, and 2,400 housing units totaling 5.3 million square feet of development phased over several years. Continue reading the update from the city.
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Earlier in 2018 – This development is underway! With many city approvals including the Phasing Plan, Architectural Site Plan, Planned Unit Development and more. To be built out within 10 years.
The development would include 4 million square feet of space for corporate campuses, a cathedral, bell tower, apartments, homes and retail. Ms. Wolf McLachlan described a place where people could live, work, shop and play.
Located at Interstate 35 and Texas Hwy 29; the community would include a wedding chapel, three lakes, a plaza and arched bridges, a cinema, cathedral and 3500-seat amphitheater.
Learn More Including Detailed description, updates and video.
Party City is slated to be one of the tenants in the soon-to-be-built Bluebonnet Plaza located along Hwy 29 across from Natural Grocers.
The publicly traded retail chain sells Party Supplies, Birthday Party Supplies, Halloween Costumes, helium tanks, candy, pinatas, decorations, baking supplies, gifts, personalized products, custom invitations and banners and a lot more.
Tiff’s Treats is coming to Georgetown Texas and they have something special to offer.
The Georgetown location is planned for the new Wolf Crossing Development that is slated for completion late 2019.
Tiff’s Treats specializes in Baked Cookies delivered to order.
We can call or use their app and they will bake up some cookies and deliver them hot and fresh.
New KFC near Sun City – Added 4/1/19
We have heard that there will be a brand new store near Sun City. We are working to confirm.
More info here as available.
Sedro Crossing Business Park – Updated 3/29/19
Here’s a shot of the sign and the work in progress. Tap for larger view.
They’ve broken ground on the a new Medical & Office Complex, Sedro Crossing Business Park.
From their website: “Our hope is to provide easy accessibility to the residents of Sun City and Surrounding area. Let us know if you need a ride to your appointment.”
HEB on Hwy 29 and IH-35 – Added 3/29/19
There’s a lot of work going on behind the HEB store on University Ave, we thought it might be the beginning of the ‘new’ store.
So, we went inside and spoke with the store manager and she said they are not getting a new store. The work going on behind is working on the pipes.
I explained that a new store appears in plans we’ve seen and she said they were told “no new store”, that’s why they have been upgrading the current store.
New Development Along Shell Road – Added 3/24/19
Just north of Williams Drive
There’s a new development being proposed along Shell Road, just north of Williams Drive.
According to our sources the city has begun the process of approval.
The developer is proposing 1,047 single-family homes, 246 town homes, and 220 multi-family units, 13 acres of commercial/retail/office, 28 acres of public parkland, two amenity centers, an internal trail with the ability to connect with a future trail to West Side Park, and additional open space.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Added 3/23/19
Wolf Crossing Development
They have a bunch of options, including non-fat, low-fat, tart, sorbet, no sugar added, low carb and low carb with no sugar added. They also offer gluten-free and vegan treat options.
Menchie’s offers more flavors than I can share here, but I’ll name a few; black cherry tart, butterscotch, chocolate cookie dough, cold brewed coffee, fresh shredded coconut, German chocolate cake, Lemon Oreo, mudslide pie, pecan praline surprise, red velvet royale, toasted marshmallow and sweet pink lemonade sorbet.
Grand Living at Georgetown – Updated 3/23/19
1330 W University Ave.
Went by the location and found this sign. Tap for larger view.
Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Services.
Featuring well-appointed residences, a variety of dining venues,a performance theater and an engaging wellness center and spa.
Plus a Library and Grand Lounge, Chapel and Meditation Center, Meandering Gardens, Pet Grooming Center & Piano and Instrumental Practice Rooms.
Kork Wine Bar – Updated 3/23/19
815 S Main Street
First Floor of the, now under Construction, Watkins Building
We took a picture at the construction site today, it shows their cool logo.
New wine bar planning to open Fall 2019
Willie’s Grill and Ice House – Added 3/17/19
Wolf Crossing Development
South East Corner of IH 35 and University Ave.
They started with a burger joint in Houston in 1993. Their modern stores specialize in ‘down-home Texas eats, with fun stuff like garage doors that open, troughs filled with ice cold beer, lively music, patios, unique and custom made fixtures, hand painted murals, plus a sandbox and arcade for the kiddos.
Parmer Ranch Development – Added 3/6/19
Williams Drive and Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Parmer Ranch is a new development approved by the City Council at their meeting last week.
The total development is 454 acres. At build-out, the proposal allows for a maximum of 1,170 single-family homes, multi-family development, a neighborhood amenity center, an elementary school, 47 acres of open space, for trails, parks, storm water management and water quality features, and 70 acres for office, retail, and medical uses.
ALDI Grocery Store – Updated 3/6/19
It’s looking more official all the time. We have several references to the Georgetown Aldi, we even have a location map now from the developer that says ALDI on it!
Here are a few more sources that mention Aldi coming. Please keep in mind that when contacted about a Georgetown store ALDI says they won’t confirm anything until they announce their grand opening. Many thanks to a reader for these resources:
We’ll keep you posted!
Here’s a map (from a reader) of the location. Click the image for a larger view.
Pronounced lee-duhl. Here are some of the ways LIDL is different from other grocery stores in the US:
-Smaller stores featuring in-house brands
-More Efficient displays and practices
-Rotation of “in and out specials” that are released every Monday and Thursday
-Inexpensive Award Winning Wines
LIDL is a German chain with many US Stores.
Express Car Wash and Detail Center and Dog Wash – Added 2/11/19
Williams Drive West of Merritt Heritage.
Here’s an image of the sign located along Williams Drive. Sounds interesting!
Click the image for larger view.
More here as available.
Ok, so they make their own bread, slice their meats and cheeses fresh for each sandwich, cook their roast beef in-house, daily hand prep the veggies and use a special vinegar and oil blend for flavor…
Five Below is one of the new stores slated for the Bluebonnet Shopping Center; located across from Natural Grocers on West University Blvd.
Here’s the description we found on their Facebook Page; “Five Below is a store of unlimited possibilities where tweens, teens, and beyond let go & have fun while finding the coolest stuff for $5 or less in over 700 stores and online.”
Projected opening is 2020.
Here’s another large retailer coming to Georgetown TX! It’s Bed Bath & Beyond and they are going to be located in the new Bluebonnet Plaza across from Natural Grocers on Hwy 29.
The projected opening is 2020.
Bluebonnet Plaza – Update 1/27/19
We have more businesses to add to the list for this development; Petco, Bed Bath & Beyond, Tuesday Morning and Crunch Fitness. Plus we have a new PDF (document) from the leasing company showing more information. more
The target date for completion is sometime in 2020.
Added – 10/11/18 – This development, located across from Natural Grocers at the corner of Wolf Ranch Parkway and Hwy 29, will offer over 600,000 sf of rental space. The developers are expecting Party City, Five Below and Academy Sports plus a daycare, grocery store, fitness and medical.
More information here as available.
The new Petco will be located across from Natural Grocers on Hwy 29.
The new store is slated for completion sometime in 2020.
P. Terry’s Burger Stand – Added 1/15/19
The popular burger chain, P. Terry’s is coming to the new Development, Wolf Crossing located in the south east corner of IH35 and University Ave.
The development is set to be completed later this year so we should be able to enjoy some P. Terry’s Burgers in the not too distant future!
[Video] A Look Ahead at 2019 – Added 1/15/19
The City has released this short Video showing an overview of Developments, Businesses, City Projects and Roads.
Jason’s Deli – Added 1/1/19
The new Jason’s Deli coming to Wolf Crossing should be ready for business late this year (2019). The popular restaurant will be located along Hwy35 according to the developers rendering and news announcements.
First Watch Daytime Cafe – Added 1/1/19
It’s a breakfast and lunch restaurant. This is one of the restaurants slated to be completed by the end of 2019 at the new Wolf Crossing Development at IH35 and University.
From their website; “We start bright and early each morning preparing exceptional ingredients to deliver a Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch experience that feels good and tastes even better.”
EchoPark® Automotive – Updated 5/11/18
6801 S IH35
There is no visible progress, just trees at this time.
EchoPark® Automotive, a neighborhood-based approach to selling premium, previously-owned automobiles, is building a new store at 6801 S IH35 in Georgetown on the motor mile (just north of Mac Haik Ford).
The Summit at Westinghouse Development – Added 9/9/18
The Summit at Westinghouse is a 72 acre planned unit development, located east of IH-35, south of Westinghouse Road and north of Teravista. The land, which is located within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Georgetown, Texas is divided into 3 zones. Continue Reading
Whitney Crossing Development – Added 9/9/18
Whitney Crossing Development is located along the east side of IH-35, south of the Hewlett Volkswagen Dealership in Georgetown Texas.
The plans include a hotel, office, retail and 440 apartment units. Continue Reading
Remember, if you are opening a new business send us an email and tell us a little bit about your business and where you will be located and we’ll include your business in the list above.