Last Updated October 19th, 2019
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“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.
P. Terry’s Burger Stand – Updated 10/19/19
Here’s a pic we took this week. Tap for larger view.
9/21/19 – There’s a sign at the P. Terry’s location. They are scheduled to open late this year.
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.
9Round Fitness Kick Boxing – Updated 10/19/19
950 West University Ste 203
2 doors down from Jimmy John’s
10/19/19 – The owners of 9Round Fitness are telling us they have started construction on their space and opening is about a month away.
Here’s a pic of their space.
9/15/19 – Description from their website, “9Round offers a kickboxing themed fitness program that incorporates a functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. The programs consist of a proprietary system of nine challenging workout stations developed by a World Champion Kickboxer.”
Woodsprings Suites Extended Stay Hotel – Added 10/19/19
904 Rockmoor Drive
We’ve just learned about the Woodsprings Suites Extended Stay Hotel being built just south of Lenader Road & IH 35, behind Caliber Collision. Their plans are to be open early 2020.
Here’s an image of the property we took today. Tap for larger view.
Olivieri Style Studio – Added 10/19/19
1500 Rivery Blvd.
Next to the Sheraton
This from the owners; “Olivieri Style Studio is a family-friendly, unisex beauty salon that offers hair, makeup, image consulting and Botox services, as well as treatments.
“Our Italian-inspired studio aims to help you relax and indulge your time of us. We offer the highest-quality in services and products, to give our clients a personalized and unique experience.”
They plan to open early November.
Wolf Crossing Development – Updated 10/19/19
Southeast Intersection of IH-35 and University Avenue
The new center is looking really pretty with all kinds of finishes. We are starting to be able to see what the finished product will look like. The first business to open was the new Goodwill, it officially opened on 10/10/19.
Here are a few pics from this update. Tap any image for larger view. Tap here to see full update and full gallery.
9/15/19 – An article in the Williamson County Sun included a list of businesses that will be here by late this year, early next year or late next year.
Here’s the confirmed list with dates given;
St. David’s CareNow Urgent Care – Late 2019
Willie’s Grille and Ice House – Late 2019
Olive Garden – Late 2019
P. Terry’s – Late 2019
Firestone – Late 2019
Hand and Stone – Late 2019
Club Pilates – Late 2019
Jersey Mike’s Subs – Late 2019
Mahana Fresh – Late 2019
Jason’s Deli – Late 2019
Verizon – Late 2019
Austin Regional Clinic – Late 2019
Tiff’s Treats – January
Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suite – January
First Watch Café – Late 2020
Salons by JC – Late 2020
We’ve taken a bunch of new pics. There are too many to include here.
Olive Garden – Updated 10/19/19
Wolf Ranch Crossing
There are two new signs in front of Olive Garden.
One says they are opening on Monday December 2nd at 11am.
The other one is about hiring, go olivegarden.com/careers to apply.
10/5/19 -Here’s a new pic we took today for you. Tap for larger view.
Added 12/28/18 – The Olive Garden is in the works for Georgetown Texas. And it won’t be that long now.
Mahana Fresh – Added 10/19/19
Wolf Crossing Development
Building facing Goodwill
Mahana Fresh will be coming to Georgetown and we understand it will be opening later this year.
Here’s a pic we took of the building this week. We understand that the suite located at the back of the building, along the San Gabriel River, will be their new home.
This image shows where Mahana Fresh will be located in the building.
-Guests can choose between poke bowls or rolls.
-Value-driven, fast-casual concept, centered on providing fresh, healthy, delicious choices. Offering a variety of fresh options that can accommodate a wide range of dietary needs: from keto, to vegan, to everything in between. Using absolutely no high-fructose corn syrup, and many ingredients are gluten-free and dairy-free.
-The menu consists of Bases, Veggies, Proteins, Sauces and Extras.
Greek Gyros Restaurant – Updated 10/19/19
1211 Leaner Road, the former location of Paisano’s
10/15/19 – We’ve been by the soon-to-open Greek Gyros Restaurant! It’s looking really pretty and they told us they hope to be open in two weeks! We got some new pics of the inside and found out they are hiring.
To apply call 347-353-6263, or stop by.
9/7/19 – We found a new Greek Restaurant and after speaking with the owners…we feel this will be the real thing.
We found the family, Dad, Mom and Son, busy getting the new store ready for us and they said they will be serving Authentic Greek food, including Gyros, Pizza, Salads and a lot more.
This will be store number 3 for the family and they tell us they expect to open sometime in October.
Cool Waves Tunnel Car Wash – Added 10/19/19
Along the IH-35 Frontage Road
Just south of Burger King
At the intersection of River Oaks Cove
The sign is gone but the construction has started on the new Cool Waves Car Wash!
We went by today and got a few images for you. We’ll keep you posted.
Lone Star Kolaches – Updated 10/19/19
2500 Williams Drive
We have an update from the owners of Lone Star Kolaches. They are having issues like a roof leak and a few other problems that they are taking care of. But, they do plan to open by the end of the month! Cross your fingers!
9/21/19 – We’ve spoken with the owner today and Lone Star Kolaches is hiring. We have been directed to give you the number for Massey Wallace, 512-484-4986.
Check out the new outdoor menu board. It’s in the drive-thru. Yum!
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.
2020 Market, Scratch Kitchen & Bar – Updated 10/13/19
The Summit at Rivery Park
1500 Rivery Blvd.
These images are our first look at the inside of the new 2020 Market.
Tap either image for a larger view or slide show.
9/12 – The construction on the new 2020 Market has begun.
We went by yesterday and found workers onsite. It looks like they are getting a new floor of some sort and the windows have been removed.
8/4/19 – Description 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.
Fairfield Inn by Mariott – Added 10/13/19
Wolf Crossing Development
We can see Fairfield Inn on the developers brochure. It’s proposed location will be along the back of the development kind of behind the Goodwill. We understand from what seems like a reliable source that it will be opening in January 2020.
Here’s a pic showing the soon-to-be location. Tap for larger view.
Ace Hardware Under New Ownership – Updated 10/13/19
The Liquidation Sale at Ace Hardware continues with 20% off everything. We went by this week and got these images.
9/27/19 – Ace Hardware is under new ownership and they have decided to liquidate, remodel and reopen with entirely new merchandise.
Everything will be sold including store fixtures and equipment.
The pre-sale starts Thursday September 26th.
Heritage Court – Downtown Development – Updated 10/12/19
The building is really big and it takes up the front part of the lot, facing Church Street. Here are three images, the one we got from the sign of the finished product and two we got this week.
Tap any image for a larger view.
Heritage Court – We understand this is the name of the development at the old Eats 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.
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.
We’ll keep you posted. More info, Images and Map Here.
Willie’s Grill and Ice House – Updated 10/12/19
Wolf Crossing Development
South East Corner of IH 35 and University Ave.
We have spoken with the fine folks at Willie’s and they tell us they don’t have a specific date but they did say they are shooting for mid January 2020.
We also took some new pics of the store, from both sides. Tap here to see our gallery.
The building is right next to and north of the Olive Garden.
Description – 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.
HTeaO – Updated 10/12/19
3010 Williams Drive, Williamsburg Shopping Center
Same shopping center with Mas Fajitas and Arthur Murray Dance Center.
HTeaO has put up their drive-thru menu. Tap image for larger view.
10/2/19 -We have heard from the owners and they say they will be announcing their Grand Opening in a week or so.
9/23/19 – HTeaO is hiring. Call at 806-676-9346 to set up an interview.
This cute little store is taking shape fast these days. The landscaping is in and they have signs on the building.
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.
PoK-e-Jo’s Texas BBQ – Updated 10/12/19
610 N Austin Avenue
We stopped by the new store and learned they are planning for a late October/Early November opening.
Pok-e-Jo’s is building their new smoke house. It’s located beside the building. Here’s a shot we got Friday.
9/11/19 – We went by the new PoK-e-Jo’s location today and they are hard at work on the inside. They have also put some nice looking wood on the front of the building. We are working on getting a new opening date.
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.”
The new Academy Sports is Open!!
Ken and I took a tour today with the General Manager Chris Douglas! The store is beautiful and we were able to get a lot of pictures for you.
The location is the north west corner of the intersection of Wolf Ranch Parkway and Hwy 29; across from Natural Grocers.
Goodwill at Wolf Crossing – Update 10/12/19
Across and to the East of HEB on University Ave.
The Goodwill Store #2 in Wolf Crossing is Open.
They opened on Thursday 10/10/19.
New Fire Station No. 7 – Updated 10/5/19
The new Fire Station is coming along. Here’s a new image we took recently.
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.”
New Downtown Parking Garage – Updated 10/5/19
Located behind the Municipal Court Building at Main and 7th Streets
From the City – “The City is seeking input through a public survey on the design and appearance of the downtown parking garage. The survey also seeks input on preferences for project elements such as landscaping, public art, and the facade materials for the garage. The online survey is open through Oct. 30.
“Results of this survey will be used to guide decisions about the design and appearance of the downtown public parking garage.”
8/26/19 – We have learned from the Williamson County Sun that there has been a Committee created by the city (May 2019) to guide the design of the new Parking Garage.
Some considerations from the committee are that the 4 story design originally proposed is too high and that we need the new garage to be a canvas for art.
The new parking garage is expected to be completed in 2020 and the projected cost will be $5 Million.
We’ll keep you posted.
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.
The new garage would be located on the lot that now has 47 parking spaces. The new parking garage would offer 200 parking spaces.
Japanese Restaurant Downtown – Added 10/4/19
Next to 600 Degrees Market on 7th Street
We’ve just learned more about a new Japanese Restaurant coming to downtown. We first heard about it in the Williamson County Sun and now we have a few more details.
According to the source it will be owned by the owners of 600 Degrees and Barrels & Amps and it will open in 6 to 7 months. The name we understand will be Haji Moto Ramen & Saki Bar and the location will be next to the 600 Degrees Market on 7th street.
Dragonfly Sage Treasures & Tales Closing – Added 10/02/19
The downtown store will be closing at the end of December 2019. “Our building was sold and our rent is being raised to levels that are unsustainable, so we can no longer retain the space we are in.
“We have looked at other locations, but as of yet, we have not found a new space that meets our accessibility and budget requirements…”
We are hearing rumors that Torchy’s Tacos is working to come to Georgetown. And that the location will be in Bluebonnet Plaza.
We will keep you posted!
Lost Quarry Subdivision – Added 9/27/19
It’s located along Leander Rd, west of the new Southwest Bypass (maybe a couple of miles) on the north side of the road.
They have a cool new sign up and the streets are in. We took a ride though the soon to be neighborhood and took a few pic for you.
We still haven’t been able to find any more details. But it sure is pretty. The streets wind and there are lots of trees.
Sedro Crossing Business Park – Updated 9/25/19
Sedro Crossing has the beginnings of their first building. We were by there yesterday and got this pic of the foundation work.
3/29/19 – 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.”
We’ve been wondering how they would treat the new building and it looks like they are covering the metal and getting ready for some sort of attractive facade and they are working on towers on either end.
Location – It’s the building on the far south lot of the development.
Here’s a pic we took yesterday. Tap the image for a larger view.
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.
Phoever Diner – Added 9/24/19
5721 Williams Drive, Suite 110
There’s a new restaurant coming to the Randall’s Shopping Center, it’s called Phoever Diner and its going to be located between Artsy Nails and Great Clips.
Here’s a pic we got yesterday, tap for larger view.
New Convenience Store – Updated 9/24/19
Hwy 29 Just West of Water Oaks Entrance
The folks west of town along Hwy 29, will have a new option for a gas and convenience store soon.
Tap image for larger view.
Retail, Restaurant and Office Coming on West Hwy 29 – Added 9/22/19
We have just learned about a new center coming in along Hwy 29 West of town.
We understand the project will include 40,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space and 150,000 sq ft of office condos.
The location is near the entrance to the Water Oak Development and the timing is this year.
More details coming soon.
First Watch Daytime Cafe – Updated 9/21/19
First Watch is confirmed for Wolf Crossing. They are slated to be open late 2019.
The developers brochure shows them in this building. It’s the larger building along IH-35 nearest the corner. We’ll keep you posted.
1/1/19 – Description – Breakfast and lunch restaurant. 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.”
Membership Pharmacy – Added 9/21/19
Ochna Health Direct Primary Care, LLC
Ochna Health Pharmacy is a 100% membership-supported Pharmacy. By keeping the costs low and purchasing from wholesalers they can offer an affordable membership cost to those who need it most.
Prescriptions are dispensed at cost, with no markup of any kind.
Coming November or Earlier
QuikTrip – Added 9/21/19
3921 Shell Road
There’s a new QuikTrip Convenience Store and Gas Station in the works for Georgetown and the location this time is Shell Road.
Jason’s Deli – Added 9/21/19
We have confirmation from Jason’s Deli that they are coming to Wolf Crossing. Their target opening is early 2020.
Added 1/15/19 – 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.
St. David’s CareNow – Added 9/21/19
Wolf Crossing Development
Here’s a recent image of the new St. David’s CareNow. It’s looking like an attractive building.
Care Now will be located at the very north western corner of the development.
7/6/19 – 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.
Doug Smith Performance Center – Updated 9/21/19
2nd and Rock Streets
We went by the Doug Smith Performance Center today and got some new pics for you.
It’s looking more and more like the artists rendering.
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
Georgetown Development Pipeline Map – Added 9/12/19
We found this Georgetown Development Pipeline Map PDF when we were doing some research.
It is dated September of 2018, but it has some very interesting information about what’s coming to Georgetown.
Americas Best Contacts & Eyeglasses – Added 9/8/19
Wolf Ranch Center next to Fish City Grill
We found a new business coming to Wolf Ranch Town Center. The suite number is 1020.
The opening date is October 4th, 2019.
Here are a couple of pics we took yesterday. Tap either image for a larger view.
From their Website, it looks like they have great prices. Learn More Here.
Wolf Ranch Development – Added 9/7/19
Just west of DB Wood on the south side of Hwy 29
If you’ve been down Hwy 29 west of Georgetown you may have noticed a very large section of property that’s been cleared.
We understand that this is a development by Wolf Ranch featuring single family homes and mixed use properties. The info we have says there will be development on both sides of the South West Bypass.
We’ve been told the name of the development is Wolf Ranch West. We’ll keep you posted.
WagHeaven – Updated 9/7/19
2 New Georgetown Locations
The First Wag Heaven on Williams Drive is Open! We will have info on the second on by the Monument Cafe as soon as it’s available.
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 is Open!
We understand the Goddard School will be having another Pre-Enrollment Event on September 4th 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.”
Downtown Building Gets New Concept & Distillery – Updated 8/31/19
Corner of 7th and Main Streets
We understand that the Distillery is still in the works for the building at the corner of 7th and Main.
The restaurant group that was slated for the space has backed out, but we also understand there will still be some sort of a food concept at that location.
And the Owners have settled on a name for the distillery! It’s Hitch Hall Spirits!
Construction is slated to start early 2020 and we should be able to enjoy a brew by late summer 2020.
5/18/19 – 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.
Mango Tango Asian Restaurant – Added 8/31/19
Corner of Main and E. 7th Streets, downtown
Downtown Georgetown will be getting a new Asian Restaurant. Mango Tango will specialize in Cambodian Food and Japanese bubble tea and will offer a full bar.
We went by the location and got a couple of shots. This is how it looks now. There’s a really big window facing Church street and we understand the building’s owner will be doing some improvements to the outside of the building.
Opening target date is January 2020.
The Watkins Building – Updated 8/31/19
815 South Main
The new downtown Watkins Building is coming along. The brick work is finally complete and they have been installing windows. Here are few new images we took this week. Tap any image for slideshow and gallery.
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.
Barking Armadillo Brewing – Updated 8/31/19
507 River Bend Drive
The new location is looking so much better with the coat of blue paint and the A to Z Rental signs down! It really does seem like a great location for a Brewery.
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.”
Pet Paradise Resort -8/31/19 Update
8/31/19 Update – We went by to check on the progress at Pet Paradise Resort and we found this great looking wrap around the site. So, we took a couple of images to share, we also got a shot of what’s happening behind the paper.
And from the Williamson County Sun – The Georgetown Location will offer 20,000 sq ft of space and 30 to 40 full time employees.
Tap for larger view and slideshow.
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.
River Place Development – Updated 8/24/19
8/22/19 Update – The River Place Development looks to be moving along. The billboards that used to be on the North side of the bridge and across from El Monumento are no more.
We took a picture of the workers as they were removing the large signs.
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.
Costco – Added 8/24/19
Looks like there’s a Costco in the works for Georgetown!
The location under consideration is the 34 acres at the northwest corner of Lake-way and IH-35, just south of Holt Cat.
The City will be working with Costco Wholesale Group on the project and it will come before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission soon.
-From the Williamson County Sun
Salado Glassworks – Updated 8/24/19
205 West 6th Street
8/22/19 – Salado Glass Works was planning to open their new Georgetown location in early September.
They tell us they are experiencing construction delays and they say it will be after January before they can move to Georgetown. We will keep you posted.
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.
Aurora Medical Spa – Updated 8/24/19
1013 West University Ave. Suite 195
Wolf Ranch Town Center next to Just Love Coffee
We have some information from the owners.
The Grand opening is scheduled for October, they will be getting their new sign in 3 weeks and they are beginning to take appointments for October.
Phone number – 512-359-8349
Website – https://www.auroramedicalspaatx.com
Description – 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.
More Here as available.
Gordmans Department Store – Added 8/24/18
1103 Rivery Blvd
We have confirmation that we will be getting a Gordmans Department Store. It’s called an Every Day Off Store with everyday low prices and no sales or coupons; like a TJ Maxx.
Gordmans is owned by Stage, the same company that owns Bealls. Gordmans will be replacing Bealls at their current location in The Rivery.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tap image for larger view.
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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
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
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.
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
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, 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.
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.