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Last Updated May 21st, 2020.
“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.
Construction continues on Rapid Express Car Wash located across from Serenada on Williams Drive. We’ve reached out to the company and will post more information as we have it. We updated the post about the business with some new construction photos.
The original scheduled opening is October 2020.
Another car wash sign has popped up on Williams Drive. Express Car Wash & Detailing & Dog Wash will be located across from Thrive Mortgage. We have a photo of the sign but no details as of yet.
In addition, the River Place Development across from El Monumento downtown continues to move forward. The foundation was completed a few months ago and the building is going vertical. Click here to see new construction photos.
Pet Paradise Resort – 4/19/20 Update
The new Pet Paradise Resort is coming along nicely. The image shows the progress, tap for a larger view. Expected opening is Summer 2020.
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 story-time, 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.”
Gold’s Gym Will Not Reopen – Added 4/19/20
Wolf Ranch Town Center
We have learned that Gold’s Gym will not be re-opening their Georgetown location. According the their Facebook page they will be closing 30 company-owed locations across the US.
7-Eleven Coming on Hwy 29 – Added 4/19/20
The location is just west of the Natural Grocers and across from Grand Living at Georgetown. Tap the image for a larger view.
The spokes person for the new store told us they hope to open by August 2020.
Another Phase at The Summit at Rivery Park – Added 4/14/20
If you’ve been by the Summit at Rivery Park lately, you’ve likely noticed the new construction going on.
It’s a whole new phase that will include Retail with lofts above, a rooftop pool and cabana, a fitness club and another parking garage.
Tap the image for a larger view.
Wolf Ranch West Development – Updated 4/8/20
Just west of DB Wood on the south side of Hwy 29
There’s been a lot of progress at the new development, Wolf Ranch West.
The location is just west of DB Wood on the south side of Hwy 29.
We understand that this development will feature 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 have a new gallery for you, find it here.
9/7/19 – 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 4/8/20
2 New Georgetown Locations
Wag Heaven’s second location, behind Monument Cafe, is now under construction. They hope to have it open in May.
The First Wag Heaven in the Mas Fajitas Shopping Center.
Wag Heaven specializes in hypo-allergenic pet products with no soy, corn or wheat, at affordable prices. They also have a pet wash.
Dollar General – Added 4/8/20
Hwy 195 and Chi Chi Drive
Dollar General is coming to Georgetown Texas. If you travel along Hwy 195 north of Georgetown you may have seen the new sign. It’s located at the intersection of Chi Chi Drive and Hwy 195, in the southeast corner.
Here’s an image we took yesterday. Tap for a larger view.
Grand Living at Georgetown – Updated 3/29/20
1330 W University Ave.
If you travel along Hwy 29 west of Georgetown you may have noticed the really big Grand Living Building coming into reality. The location is just to the west of Academy.
You’ll find a bunch of details about this business and some new pics we took this week here.
11/6/19 – They’ve broken ground on the new development just east of Bluebonnet Plaza.
3/23/19 – 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.
New Convenience Store – Updated 3/29/20
Hwy 29 Just West of Water Oaks Entrance
The new Convenience Store just west of the Water Oaks Subdivision is Open! As you can see in the images we got yesterday, it’s an Exxon Gas Station. They do have an open sign in the window.
The address is 3821 State Hwy. 29.
The folks west of town along Hwy 29, will have a new option for a gas and convenience store.
Vista@29 Retail, Restaurant and Office – Added 3/29/20
9073 W State Hwy 29
It’s easy to see why they named this development Vista@29 because there an amazing view of the Texas Hill Country along the back of the property. You can see it a little in the new pics we got this week.
Called Vista@29, this new development will be offering 44,039 sq ft of Retail Space. The location is one mile west of Ronald Regan along Tx Hwy 29, near the entrances of the Orchid Ridge, Santa Rita and Morning Star subdivisions.
The mixed use development will provide retail, restaurant and office space to the area.
P. Terry’s Burger Stand – Updated 3/29/20
P. Terry’s in Wolf Crossing is Open and they are serving through their drive thru.
The store is looking sharp. Check out our new gallery here.
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.
Barking Armadillo Brewing – Updated 3/29/20
507 River Bend Drive
Barking Armadillo did Open, but they are observing the County’s mandate and they will re-open as soon as they can.
We Went by to check things out for ourselves and got some shots of the inside, see them here.
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.”
Mango Tango Bistro & Bar – Updated 3/29/20
Corner of Main and E. 7th Streets, downtown
Mango Tango Is Open Downtown! Get Take-out and Delivery.
Chef Champa St Jacques will be offering Asian Fusion style dining, plus a full bar and Bubble Tea!
8/31/19 – 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.
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.
Office Condos – Updated 3/15/20
Directly in front of Gabriel’s Overlook on Hwy 29
The slab was just poured. They are expecting to have professional office condos available for rent by the middle of this summer.
Offering “Stand-alone building, professional offices, with 1,500-3,300 sq ft available including offices, conference rooms, reception areas, storage, ADA restrooms, and break rooms. Will build to suit.
10/23/19 – We’ve learned about a new set of office condos that are coming to Georgetown. There will be a State Farm Insurance office located there and other units available for rent.
Ichiro Asian Bistro and Wine Bar – Updated 3/15/20
The Summit at Rivery Park
1500 Rivery Blvd #2120
Ichiro is Open! They had their Soft Opening last night at 6pm.
The space is beautiful. They are expecting to have a Grand Opening next week on Thursday or Friday.
The food menu includes sushi and dishes from Japan, Korea and China. The full bar features a large wine selection.
Ace Hardware Under New Ownership – Updated 3/15/20
The New Ace Hardware is Open!
11/7/19 – The Sale is over and Ace Hardware is Closed Now For Renovations.
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.
Gus’s Drug Building Getting New Mural – Updated 3/15/20
702 East University Avenue
We have an updated gallery of the new Mural and it’s looking awesome! We’ve also learned that because of rain in the forecast the expected completion is last of March/first of April. See New Gallery Here.
2/6 – How Fun is This!? The new mural at Gus’s Drugs is going to be painted by the community, led by local Artist Sarah Blankenship!
The Painting Party will be from 10am until 6pm on March 4th thru March 15th. (12 days.)
1/17/20 – The beautiful new mural will span the entire west side of the Gus’s Drug building on University. The artist is Sarah Blankenship.
Gordmans Department Store – Updated 3/15/20
1103 Rivery Blvd
The new Gordmans is set to open on March 17th, 2020.
They are hiring. Apply here.
8/24/19 – 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.
Membership Pharmacy – Updated 3/7/20
Ochna Health Direct Primary Care, LLC
Opening is expected sometime in March 2020. We’ll keep you posted.
9/21/19 – 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.
Truecore Fitness – Updated 3/7/20
On the Square Above Barrels & Amps
Truecore Fitness is Open in Downtown Georgetown!
Truecore offers spinning, rowing, barre and Pilates classes. Also offering many fitness methods with many flexible price options. This will be the second Truecore Fitness, the first is located in Temple.
Some information thanks to the Williamson County Sun.
600 Degrees Market Place – Updated 3/7/20
114 E. Seventh Street Suite 115
The New 600 Degrees Market is Open! It’s a soft opening and they are adding more of the menu items every day.
It’s a really big space with the kitchen, retail shop and patio/courtyard.
The pic on the courtyard wall tells us what we can expect to get there. In says…”Retail – Shop – Beer – Wine – Pasta – Subs – Calzones.”
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.
Kork Wine Bar – Updated 3/7/20
815 S Main Street
Kork will serve food too, they are starting with pizzas, salads, appetizers and desserts.
We have new images of the inside. Tap here to see gallery.
1/15/20 – “We will have wines from around the world with glass or bottle options to drink at our place or take with you. We will also have beer options. We have 5 garage doors in our space to allow for indoor/outdoor enjoyment.”
First Floor of the, now under Construction, Watkins Building
Longhorn Mac Repair – Updated 3/7/20
1013 W University Ave #165
Wolf Ranch Town Center
Longhorn Mac Repair is Open in Wolf Crossing!
Longhorn Mac Repair is Apple-Certified and service Apple computers, iPhones, and iPads.
“We diagnose, repair, upgrade, buy, and sell Mac computers. Our service and prices can’t be beaten. We stand behind all of our repairs and offer a 90-Day warranty for any repair we undertake.
River Place Development – Updated 2/28/20
They’ve started working on the foundation for the new building. It’s located at the north end of the lot, near the river.
Here’s a new pic we got this week. Tap for a larger view.
12/27/19 – We went by the location of the River Place Development and found some progress in the form of a really nice sign.
The expected completion date is third quarter of 2020.
8/22/19 – 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.
10 New Restaurants Coming to Wolf Crossing – Updated 2/27/20
Three more restaurants will be opening soon, two in March and one this Spring.
Plus one restaurant backs out and a new coffee shop is on the docket.
There are 6 new restaurants now open in Wolf Crossing and more in the works!
We’ve put them all together in one article for convenience, including a brief description, location in the center, hours and more details.
Versona Women’s Apparel and Accessories – Added 2/27/20
Wolf Ranch Town Center
Former Dress Barn location.
We don’t have a timeline yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
From their website we can see that they offer women’s clothing for all your moods and needs; plus jewelry, hats, bags, scarves and cover-ups, gifts, sunglasses, shoes, boots, sandals, sneakers, gifts and more.
Wolf Crossing Development – Updated 2/27/20
Southeast Intersection of IH-35 and University Avenue
There have been some developments since our last update! A couple of proposed business are no longer listed as coming and we have a few additions to the line-up. Plus Mahana Fresh and P. Terry’s are planning to open in March.
Tap our image for a larger view.
HOTWORX – Added 2/27/20
They call it 3D training. Here’s something from their website;
“Heat – When your core body temperature rises, there is an anabolic effect that speeds up your metabolism. Another heated workout advantage is that less time is required for warm ups in a heated studio.
“Infrared – Infrared energy has the effect of strengthening and activating the regenerative processes in the human body. This is why workouts in an infrared energy environment can help to accelerate workout recovery.
“Exercise – Two forms of exercise work very well inside of the HOTWORX infrared sauna- Isometrics and HIIT. With isometrics, a variety of methods can be used, such as yoga and pilates. With HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), a short 15-minute routine with a cycle or row will provide just the right amount of workout results when combined with heat and infrared energy.”
The location is Wolf Crossing in the large building at the back of the center with Austin Regional Clinic and The Yard. We don’t have an opening date yet.
Summer Moon Coffee – Added 2/23/20
Wolf Crossing Center
We’ve just learned that Summer Moon Coffee may be coming to Wolf Crossing. According to our source it will be located in the same building with First Watch Daytime Cafe and Tiff’s Treats.
“Summer Moon coffee beans are still roasted in Austin, TX in the same wood-fired brick ovens we built using the time-honored process of 19th century coffee masters.
“We are continually perfecting a craft roasting process that we are proud to call our own. For the better part of two decades, we have been committed to making small, hand-roasted batches of the finest beans over seasoned Texas oak.”
What’s New Downtown – Added 2/22/20
Restaurants and Businesses
Downtown Georgetown Texas
We’ve created a page with updates about New Businesses and Restaurants coming and going downtown. We have 16 entries.
Cool Waves Car Wash – Added 2/22/20
Along the IH-35 Frontage Road
Just south of Burger King
At the intersection of River Oaks Cove
There’s a new car wash coming in along IH-35. It’s called Cool Waves and they tell us they will be offering the latest technology in the car wash industry and look forward to bringing some clean car vibes to beautiful Georgetown, TX!
Opening Spring 2020.
New Sports Bar & Restaurant Downtown – Added 2/22/20
9th Street Behind the Art Center Splash Pad.
You may not have noticed this new Sports Bar coming in downtown behind Thundercloud Subs and the Art Center.
We don’t know the name yet but the construction is going on now and we understand the finish date is mid April; but we need to give them several weeks more to get permits.
Here’s an image, tap for a larger view or click the link for gallery with interior images.
Biz&BBQ – Updated 2/14/20
103 North Austin Avenue #105
Former location of Shade Tree Wine Bistro
The new Biz&BBQ is Open! See expanded Menu, Hours and Gallery Here.
The owner, Heath Griffing, says we can expect them to keep the same look and feel. The new space will offer a BBQ Menu that will be open to the public, they will offer wine and beer as well. Plus, we can expect Real Estate Dinner Tours.
Central Texas Mini Golf – Added 2/14/20
5020 Airport Road
We’ve just learned about a new Miniature Golf Course that’s coming to Georgetown!
There will be several different size rooms to rent for Adult & Youth Parties, with a vendor list for things like custom cakes, face painting, balloons twisters, Party favor ideas, Magicians, catering, chair messages, pedicure, wine tastings, photographers, mini golf tournaments, league play & much more.
They will also have a small arcade room & concession window with up to three vendors.
The target opening is the first week of June 2020.
Hitch Hall Spirits – Updated 2/14/20
Corner of 7th and Main Streets
It’s beginning to become a reality now. The Hitch Hall Distillery is coming later this year.
Here’s what we’ve learned from speaking with the fine folks at Hitch Hall Distillery…
They are looking at late fall 2020 for opening and construction should start in the next month. (March 2020) They have been working on recipes and getting their distilling license.
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.
Sedro Crossing Business Park – Updated 2/14/20
If you’ve driven along Williams Drive lately you may have noticed that Sedro Crossing has several buildings going up now.
We are told by the developer that the sitework is to be completed by the end of February 2020, and they’ll be ready for move-ins by April/May 2020.
The 19 acre park will offer Medical Service in the front area and Professional and some Medical in the back portion of the complex.
We have also learned that Renew Med Spa, now located on University, will be moving their offices to Sedro Crossing in May of 2020.
The 19 acre park will offer Medical Service in the front area and Professional and some Medical in the back portion of the complex.
We went by and got some shots for you. Tap image for a larger view or slide show. See the full new gallery here.
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.”
ALDI Grocery Store – Updated 2/14/20
We have further confirmation that ALDI is coming to Wolf Crossing. From an article in the Williamson County Sun, “Jon Switzer, senior vice president of JLL, said ALDI, the German discount supermarket chain, plans to open a store in the center.”
We have more input from a reader that they will be opening in 2021.
ALDI is looking good for Georgetown! We went by the proposed location at Wolf Crossing and we found that the area has been cleaned up, cleared and prepared for construction.
The image shows the location.
Austin Regional Clinic – Added 2/8/20
Austin Regional Clinic is Open.
The location is at the north end of the large building in the back of the project along IH-35.
Mahana Fresh – Updated 2/8/20
Wolf Crossing Development
Building facing Goodwill
Mahana Fresh is confirmed for Wolf Crossing. They have been working on the inside and it’s coming along.
The General Contractor told us we can expect the store to be completed by early March. But it may take several more weeks before they get permits and open.
The Menu says they offer Poke Bowls or Rolls – “Poke means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian and refers to chunks of raw, marinated fish — usually tuna — which is then tossed over rice and topped with vegetables and umami-packed sauces.” From People Food
We were able to get an image of the inside too. Tap for a larger view.
12/28/19 – Description
-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.
Rapid Express Car Wash – Added 2/8/20
We’ve found a new car wash coming on Williams Drive at Serenada.
They are doing quite a bit of dirt work right now and the area is pretty large.
The target finish date is October 2020.
Tap image for a larger view.
New Parking Lot Downtown – Updated 2/8/20/19
Between 7th and 8th Streets
The new parking lot across from the Library is looking almost ready! They have paved it and some of it has been striped.
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.
New Downtown Parking Garage – Updated 2/9/20
Behind the Municipal Court Building at Main and 7th Streets
The city has decided to review other options for the new parking garage downtown.
1/18/20 – According to an article in the Williamson County Sun there is now a timeline for the new parking garage, here are the segments and the timeline:
Design – Completed Spring/Summer 2020
HARC Review – Completed Summer 2020
Construction Company – Selected Fall 2020
Work Begins – Winter 2020/2021
Construction Completed – Winter 2021/2022
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.
Barrels & Amps Phase 2, Event Venue – Added 2/1/20
718 South Austin Avenue
We were downtown recently and went by Barrels & Amps. They are working on Phase 2 of the project, the Event Venue.
There’s going to be a pretty big stage at the west end of the large room with windows and glass doors that faces Austin Avenue.
We’ll keep you posted!
Champion Site Prep – Added 2/1/20
Near I-35 and CR 143
Champion Site Prep will be relocating from it’s current temporary location in Jarrell. The new location is I-35 and County Road 143 and construction will begin in 2020.
The company performs site development and excavation services for schools, commercial retail, office buildings, hospitals, subdivisions, and commercial site development.
The Yard has officially claimed their spot at Wolf Crossing with a picture. The location is in the large building at the back of the center, facing Willie’s and Olive Garden.
The Opening is planned for Spring 2020. We reached out to the owner on 5/20/20 and she stated they are hoping to open on Monday, May 25 or that week.
10/25/19 – From their website – “The Yard Milkshake Bar, of course, specializes in Milkshakes! But we also have amazing flavors of ice cream available in bowls and cones, specialty sundaes, floats, and specialty cones. The Yard also has 9 flavors of edible cookie dough. This is a one stop shop for some amazing desserts.
“Each of their specialty shakes is handcrafted and served in a souvenir mason jar. Or, you can build your own shake to get the perfect combination of ice-cream and add-ins.”
Doug Smith Performance Center – Updated 1/25/20
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
Wolf Lakes Village Italian Style Development – Updated 1/24/20
Northwest Corner of IH-135 and University Ave.
We’ve learned from an article in the Community Impact that Wolf Lakes Village plans to break ground this summer.
We found an image on the Wolf Lakes Village Website that shows a map of the entire development and a legend so you can see what goes where.
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.
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.
New Convenience Store Gas and Retail – Updated 1/11/20
2090 Westinghouse Road/at 1460
We went by this project located at AW Grimes and Westinghouse and thought we’d bring you an update, but we couldn’t find the sign.
Many of you have been asking us if we know what’s going on. We are sorry to say we do not.
We’ll keep watching and keep you posted.
July 2019 – 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.
Senior Living Residential Facility Coming to the East Side – Added 1/11/20
2211 Westinghouse Road
Near AW Grimes
There’s a pretty large development going in just east of the intersection of AW Grimes and Westinghouse.
We’ve learned that it’s going to be a Senior Living Residential Facility with 151 Units. We don’t know the name of it, yet. Skybeck is the developer.
We do know that the developer is planning to have it completed by December of 2020.
Residences at Stillwater Affordable Apartments – Added 1/11/20
1401 NE Inner Loop
You may have noticed a lot of activity recently along the NE Inner Loop just south of FM 971 and the schools.
It’s going to be a 192 Unit Affordable Apartment Complex.
Residences at Stillwater has broken ground with nine three-story buildings, a community center and leasing office on 11 acres. The project expected completion date is January 2022.
Heritage Court – Downtown Development – Updated 1/4/20
The stone and brick work is coming along on the new huge building going up at 8th and Church.
12/13/19 – We’ve spoken with the developer of Heritage Court and we have some updates for you.
We learned that there is quite a lot of interest in the lower space from possible restaurants and other tenants. And, that the lower space will accommodate as many as three new restaurants, but all kinds of retail business will be considered.
The plan for the upper space is for offices, with one or two tenants. There will be 13 parking spaces on the premises.
We have also learned that the target is to have the building completed and ready for occupancy by March 1st, 2020.
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.
Woodsprings Suites Extended Stay Hotel – Updated 12/28/19
904 Rockmoor Drive
The new extended stay hotel being built in Georgetown south of Leander Road is looking quite nice.
Here are some new images we took this week, tap for a larger view.
Home2 Suites by Hilton is a more affordable, all-suite extended-stay hotel featuring contemporary accommodations and customizable guest room design.
Georgetown Development Pipeline Map – Added 12/21/19
The City of Georgetown has completed their a new Developmental Pipeline Map.
City Council Member Steve Fought has shared it in his newsletter.
If you tap our image you’ll go to the Newly Created, (dated 12/16/19) Adjustable map that’s readable.
New Fire Station No. 7 – Updated 12/21/19
12/21/19 – The new Fire Station east of town on Hwy 29 is scheduled for a March 2020 Opening.
Here’s a recent image of the progress. Tap for a larger view.
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 7-Eleven Coming – Added 12/21/19
Corner of Jim Hogg Road and Williams Drive across from Randall’s.
We went by the location of the new 7-Eleven coming to Williams Drive and found a building in place. Tap image for a larger view.
10/30/19 – We have learned that we are getting a new 7-Eleven, the dirt work is underway.
The Watkins Building – Updated 12/21/19
815 South Main
12/21/19 – The new Watkins Building on Main Street beside Grace Heritage is looking a lot more complete. We got a couple of new pics for you this week. Tap either for a larger image.
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.
Costco – Updated 12/11/19
34 acres at the northwest corner of Lakeway and IH-35, just south of Holt Cat.
The City of Georgetown has approved all the documents for Costco, including the rezoning, reimbursements for public roads and sales tax, plus funding for the natural gas infrastructure needed. You can see the entire press release and a lot more info here.
From the City Docs, On 11/12/2019 the Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing and made a recommendation to the City Council to approve the PUD for the development of a Costco Wholesale membership warehouse facility including a Fuel Center, Tire Sales, Liquor Sales, Pharmacy and other components of a typical Costco Wholesale membership warehouse.
11/6/19 – Costco was on the agenda at the Planning and Zoning Meeting on 11/5/2019.
From Costco’s Documents for the Meeting – “Costco upon approval will develop a member’s only retail warehouse with approximately ±157,931 SF along with an attached tire center and both a liquor sales pod and Optical Exam pod area.
…In addition, a free standing 24 fueling position fueling facility will be developed on the Project Site. The Costco warehouse and fuel facility would employ approximately 200 to 250 people both full and part time.
…Currently the proposed PUD site plan consists of the proposed Costco Warehouse parcel as well as seven (7) outlots, two detention areas and two new roadways.”
We found some images showing the location of the property, the location of the building on the property, a Future Land Use Map, and an artists rendering of the completed store front.
New Office Park Coming on Williams – Added 11/15/19
Williams Drive just west of Rivery Blvd.
Keister Properties LLC is developing a 3 acre office complex with 3 Buildings consisting of Professional Office Space.
Pre-Leasing will begin early 2020.
Texas Speed and Performance to Build 200,000 sq ft of Commercial Space – Added 11/15/19
157 acres next to the Georgetown Municipal Airport
Georgetown-based Texas Speed and Performance, a high-performance aftermarket automotive parts retailer, is expanding its operations in Georgetown. Founders Trevor Doelling and Jason Mangum have plans to construct two buildings through their real estate company Motion Commercial Properties LLC.
Historic Post Office, Steakhouse and Ballroom – Updated 11/9/19
Across from 600 Degrees Pizza, corner of 8th and Church Streets
This downtown Steakhouse and Ballroom is one step closer to a reality. Planning and Zoning has approved the Special Use Permit, now onto the City Council on Tuesday November 26th. The public may comment during these meetings at 510 West Ninth Street. Source the Williamson County Sun.
See Floor Plans and description below.
5/25/19 – 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.
New Senior Living Campus at Williams and Del Webb – Updated 11/8/19
We’ve found a sign for the new Georgetown Senior Living Center planned to go in at Williams and Del Webb.
The sign is hard to see, it’s behind and to the west of the Walgreens and it faces east.
Here’s a couple of images that show the readable sign and the land behind it. Tap for larger view.
Construction is set to start early 2020 and open late in 2021.
7/2/19 – We have learned about a new Retirement Community coming to Georgetown.
The new campus, located on 13.15 acres. 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.
Vanguard Truck Center – Added 11/7/19
North bound HI-35 service road, just north of the North East Inner Loop intersection.
You may have noticed the really big building going up north of town on the service road. It’s a new Truck Center, offering retail truck sales and two service bays.
Here’s a pic we took today of the building, tap for larger view.
Berry Creek Highlands Development – Added 11/7/19
Along State Highway 195
The plan for the 314 acre development includes up to 1,500 residential units, commercial areas, sites for public facilities, a fire station, park and Jarrell ISD Elementary School.
Georgetown City Council approved the rezoning and the creation of a MUD for the Development. It seems the developer has agreed to contribute money for wastewater line extensions, elevated water storage tank and improvements on Shell Rd and SH 195.
Bluebonnet Plaza – Update 11/7/19
A lot has happened in the Bluebonnet Plaza since our last update. The Academy opened in October and the structure of the development is in. There’s lots of green grass and the roads are in. Some are gravel and some are concrete.
We also now know that Tuesday Morning is moving into the Rivery. As for the other proposed businesses, we will need to wait and see.
We drove thru this week and took pictures, as you can see from the images, there’s no ground work being done for more buildings, at this time. See new gallery here.
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.
Haji Moto Ramen & Sake Bar Downtown – Updated 10/30/19
New Heritage Court at Church and 8th
We have spoken to one of the owners, Mark Thompson, and we have details for you..
The new restaurant will feature an authentic Japanese Menu from Chef Jerry Thompson, Izayka – Japanese Pub with Appetizers, a full bar and Saki bar and a very lively and authentic dining experience.
The opening is expected mid 2020
Here’s the logo, tap for larger image.
They offer tutoring and test prep. This from their website, “We tutor all grades, kindergarten through grade 12, plus adults, in study skills, reading, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, elementary through advanced math, and science, and more. We prep for the SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, PARCC, HSPT, ISEE, state exams, and more.”
Hidden Oaks at Berry Creek – Added 10/25/19
Located on a portion of the historic Shell Ranch, a working cattle ranch in Georgetown, Texas dating back to the 1800s. The land has existed in the same state for hundreds of years and has never been cleared or cultivated.
Therefore, ancient Live Oak trees have grown to be over 400 years old, some over 50 inches in diameter.
Residential lots have been carefully laid out to preserve the beauty of the natural landscape and to protect the Heritage Oaks that cover the property.
Phase 1 of the development will feature 114 home sites consisting of 46 Estate Lots and 68 Garden Homes. Home sites are currently available for purchase and will be ready for new home construction in February 2020.
There are an additional two phases planned.
Parkside on the River Subdivision – Added 10/25/19
Located west if IH-35, between Hwy 29 and Leander Road
The new Subdivision that will front the south fork of the San Gabriel River has been approved by the City Council.
The decision will allow for the creation of 2,500 single family houses in the next 15 years. The new development, located in Georgetown’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, consists of 1,148.
Home prices will start in the low $300,000 range and construction start is planned for 2020. The plans include a future elementary school on the east side of the development.
Thanks to the Williamson County Sun.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new Petco will be located across from Natural Grocers on Hwy 29.
The new store is slated for completion sometime in 2020.
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.