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Last Updated January 28th, 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.
Longhorn Mac Repair – Added 1/28/20
1013 W University Ave #165
Wolf Ranch Town Center
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.
“Our primary location is in Pflugerville, TX, and we are excited to be opening a new store in Wolf Ranch Town Center to service all of Georgetown more intimately, where the business owner and his family live.”
Opening is planned for late February.
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
Revolution Home Closes – Added 1/25/20
4701 Williams Drive
Revolution Home Furniture and Decor shop is closing the doors to it’s physical location on Thursday 1/30.
The owners will continue to sell furniture, home and lawn decor, and unique gifts online.
The store will have discounts on many of its items until it closes.
We have an opening date for Pink Poppy at their new location at the Rivery; It’s Thursday January 30th!
12/7/19 – Kay Briggs’ Popular Women’s Clothing Boutique & Gift Store, Pink Poppy, will be moving off the Georgetown Square in January. The new location will be in The Summit at Rivery Park.
Kay says “the new shop will be a New Look for everyone; similar but with upgrades.”
To Have & To Hold – Added 1/25/20
215 West 8th Street
Former Location of Boomtown
To Have & To Hold has a new sign! Still no word about their opening, but it’s probably not too far away. We’ll keep you posted.
Here’s a pic of the new sign. Click the image for a larger view.
They have closed their Round Round Rock store to come to Georgetown and have everything in one location.
1/4/20 – We’ve learned about a new business, To Have & To Hold, that’s coming in downtown. It’s going to be located at 215 West 8th Street, the former permanent location of Boomtown Escapes. (map below)
There’s a sign on the door that says; “Opening Soon, To Have & To Hold, Custom Gifts, Engraving, Monogramming, Invitations, Wedding Registry and More.”
HTeaO – Updated 1/25/20
3010 Williams Drive, Williamsburg Shopping Center
Same shopping center with Mas Fajitas and Arthur Murray Dance Center.
The Grand Opening date for HTeaO is Friday January 31st! And they will be giving away Free Tea!
For the Grand Opening HteaO will be giving away 20 – $100, and 200 – $10 gift cards.
Come Early! The first 20 people in line at 12pm will receive a $100 HTeaO Gift Card and the next 200 will receive a $10 gift card.
Doors will open at 12:05pm on Friday January 31st with their official Ribbon Cutting at 3pm.
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.
10 New Restaurants Coming to Wolf Crossing – Updated 1/25/20
There are 5 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.
Mango Tango Asian Restaurant – Updated 1/24/20
Corner of Main and E. 7th Streets, downtown
We went by the soon to be location of Mango Tango and found a sign on the door and a lot of progress.
Here’s a pic of their cool new sign on the door. Follow the link below for a new pic of the inside.
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.
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.
Wolf Crossing Development – Updated 1/24/20
Southeast Intersection of IH-35 and University Avenue
We now have 5 new restaurants open in Wolf Crossing and there are several other businesses that are open as well.
Follow the link below for our new gallery and updated lists of; Businesses Open in Wolf Crossing, Businesses Confirmed in Wolf Crossing, and Businesses Proposed for Wolf Crossing.
Vista@29 Retail, Restaurant and Office – Added 1/24/20
9073 W State Hwy 29
We’ve just learned about a brand new development coming in on the far west side of Georgetown.
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.
New Downtown Parking Garage – Updated 1/18/20
Behind the Municipal Court Building at Main and 7th Streets
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.
Gordmans Department Store – Updated 1/18/20
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.
The Goddard School is Now Open!
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.”
Willie’s Grill and Ice House – Updated 1/17/20
Wolf Crossing Development
South East Corner of IH 35 and University Ave.
Willie’s is Open!
We were invited inside Willie’s and we got some great shots! Here’s a pic from the inside. Tap for a larger view. And here’s the link for the entire 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.
Gus’s Drug Building Getting New Mural – Added 1/17/20
702 East University Avenue
The beautiful new mural will span the entire west side of the Gus’s Drug building on University. The artist is Sarah Blankenship.
Tap the image for a larger view.
It’s not possible to see the details in the picture but we learned from an article from the Community Impact that each letter in the word Georgetown will be symbolic of certain Georgetown attractions.
Pier 1 Imports Closing – Added 1/17/20
1019 W University Ave Suite 800
Next to Ross
After being alerted by a reader that the Georgetown Pier 1 is closing and a quick trip to Wolf Ranch we have our confirmation.
The Georgetown Pier 1 is closing and everything is on sale.
Kork Wine Bar – Updated 1/15/20
815 S Main Street
1/15/20 – We’ve spoken with the fine folks at the Kork Wine Bar and they say it will probably be several weeks before they open. But we did get some details about what they will be offering!
“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
We took a picture at the construction site, it shows their cool logo.
Phoever Diner – Updated 1/15/20
5721 Williams Drive, Suite 110
Phoever Diner is Open!
Here’s an image of the inside. Tap for larger view.
9/24/19 – 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.
First Watch is Open!
The location in Wolf Crossing is at the very end of the largest building along IH-35. Just across from St. David’s CareNow.
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.”
We have spoken to the folks at the Austin location and they tell us The Yard is Coming to Georgetown. We were not able to get a time frame, yet.
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.”
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.
Salado Glassworks – Updated 1/11/20
205 West 6th Street
Thanks to a reader we have learned that Salado Glass Works will be staying in Salado.
This info comes from a post dated 12/18/19 from their FB page:
“Well, it’s pretty official. Salado Glassworks will continue to be at home in Salado. It’s been a tough five months, tough on my family, tough on our crew. We were ready to go, I had the lease ready to sign but I needed a little bit more time to make sure.
“Then, this little guy in the picture comes up to me and says, “Dad, I don’t want you to go to Georgetown.”
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.
Ichiro Asian Bistro and Wine Bar – Added 1/11/20
The Summit at Rivery Park
You may remember Ichiro Asian Bistro & Wine Bar from over a year. They were making plans at that time to come into the space where the 2020 Market is, in The Summit at Rivery Park.
We don’t know what happened, but they are back on the docket and this time the location will be facing the Brown Stones. The developers image shows it will have an outdoor patio too.
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.
Jason’s Deli – Updated 1/10/20
Jason’s Deli is Open in Wolf Crossing!
Their hours will be 10am to 10pm daily.
Added 1/15/19 – The popular restaurant will be located along Hwy35 according to the developers rendering and news announcements.
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.
Jersey Mike’s Subs – Updated 1/4/20
Jersey Mike’s Subs is Open!!
2/3/19 – 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…
2020 Market, Scratch Kitchen & Bar – Updated 1/4/20
The Summit at Rivery Park
1500 Rivery Blvd.
The new 2020 Market is Open. We have a few more details. We were there on Monday night and everything we ordered was delicious and came in large portions. We also understand that the concern for parking has been solved with free valet parking.
And one last thing. They have Happy Hour daily between 3 and 7pm when they offer their appetizers for half price. See the menu here.
The interior of the new 2020 Market, Scratch Kitchen & Bar is looking quite beautiful!
With permission, we are delighted to share some beautiful images.
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.”
Biz&BBQ – Added 1/4/20
103 North Austin Avenue #105
Former location of Shade Tree Wine Bistro
The new Biz&BBQ is owned by 2TX Realty.
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.
The opening date is not set yet. More info coming.
Truecore Fitness – Added 12/28/2019
On the Square Above Barrels & Amps
Truecore will be offering spinning, rowing, barre and Pilates classes. They will offer many fitness methods with many flexible price options.
This will be the second Truecore Fitness, the first is located in Temple. The Georgetown studio is tentatively scheduled to open in January.
Information thanks to the Williamson County Sun
New Convenience Store – Updated 12/28/19
Hwy 29 Just West of Water Oaks Entrance
We went by the location of the new Convenience Store this week.
Here’s a new image showing the progress. Tap for a larger view.
The folks west of town along Hwy 29, will have a new option for a gas and convenience store.
WagHeaven – Updated 12/28/19
2 New Georgetown Locations
The second location of Wag Heaven is expected to open Spring 2020.
Owners tell us they have something special planned for the Red Poppy Festival.
The location is by the Monument Cafe near Lark & Owl Booksellers.
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.
Mahana Fresh – Updated 12/28/19
Wolf Crossing Development
Building facing Goodwill
Mahana Fresh will be coming to Wolf Crossing; according to the developer’s brochure. We understand that the suite located at the back corner of the building, along the San Gabriel River, will be their new home.
Here’s a recent image of their location.
-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.
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.
P. Terry’s Burger Stand – Updated 12/28/19
The P. Terry’s Building is looking pretty space age (and fun) as they build it out in Wolf Crossing.
Here’s a recent image. Tap for a larger view.
P. Terry’s says they will be opening in March of 2020.
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.
Home2 Suites by Hilton is a more affordable, all-suite extended-stay hotel featuring contemporary accommodations and customizable guest room design.
Legacy Grille Closes – Added 12/28/19
301 Del Webb Blvd
We’ve just learned that the Legacy Grille will be closing it’s doors at the end of the year. Their last day will be 12/31/19.
According to a letter from the owners the reason for moving to their next chapter is long hours that have taken their toll physically over the four years plus that they have been serving the folks at Sun City and beyond.
On January 7th owners Karyle Richardson and Sharon Locke will be moving to Port Aransas, which they say they fell in love with the first time they went.
We know you will join us in wishing them God Speed on their next adventure.
River Place Development – Updated 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. You’ll remember that this project is located on Austin Avenue across from El Monumento and next to the San Gabriel River.
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.
The expected completion date is third quarter of 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Our new Firestone Complete Auto Care being built in Wolf Crossing is looking very nice.
Here’s a new image we got for you this week. 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.
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.
New Parking Lot Downtown – Updated 12/21/19
Between 7th and 8th Streets
We went by the location of the new downtown parking lot located across from the Library, between 7th and 8th Streets.
They have left the trees and created curbs around one end of the huge lot and there’s an open lot area on the other end. There are also several parking spaces being created for “nose end” parking on 7th street.
Here are some images that show the configuration. Tap any image for a 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.
ALDI Grocery Store – Updated 12/21/19
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.
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.
Pet Paradise Resort – 12/13/19 Update
We went by the future location of Pet Paradise Resort and found a building behind all that paper!
Here’s a picture we got for you. Tap for a larger view.
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. See the gallery here.
And from the Williamson County Sun – The Georgetown Location will offer 20,000 sq ft of space and 30 to 40 full time employees.
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.
Barking Armadillo Brewing – Updated 12/13/19
507 River Bend Drive
We went by the new Barking Armadillo and found the sign being painted. This sign is facing the parking lot to the northwest.
Here’s picture we took for you. Tap for a larger view.
We also took a few pics of the inside, you can see them here.
8/31/19 – 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.
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.”
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.
Ace Hardware Under New Ownership – Updated 12/8/19
We went by the location of the Ace Hardware to check on the progress recently and found a lot is going on! It looks like they are removing the old building that was behind and they are putting up a new outer wall and entrance.
They were also working on the area under the sign and the big structure that has plants under it is getting a remake too.
It looks like the place is going to look pretty sharp when the new owners are done.
We were able to get a few new shots of the outside area, tap here for our gallery.
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.
Lone Star Car Wash – Updated 11/30/19
Along the IH-35 Frontage Road
Just south of Burger King
At the intersection of River Oaks Cove
Well, now there is a new sign at the location that formerly had a Cool Waves Sign. Now it seems we are getting a Lone Star Car Wash! Here’s a pic of the new sign. Tap the image for a larger view.
10/19/19 – 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.
Sedro Crossing Business Park – Updated 11/30/19
There’s been a lot of work done on the streets and they have 1 building up.
We’ve spoken with one of the builders at Sedro Crossing and we have a time line on their progress.
Their first building will be completed late in December 2019 and will have tenants moving in during January. The second building, now in the foundation stage, will be ready in February and the third in March. They will be starting a new building every 30 days.
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.”
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.
Grand Living at Georgetown – Updated 11/6/19
1330 W University Ave.
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.
Palmeras Tex-Mex Con Sabor – Added 10/30/19
We’ve just learned about a new Tex-Mex Restaurant proposed for Georgetown, it may be a while before it opens.
The reason we say that is Palmeras Tex Mex Con Sabor is proposed/marked for Wolf Crossing in the building along the back of the center that hasn’t been constructed yet.
We found a Palmeras Tex-Mex in Harker Heights. Here’s a description from Palmeras website..
“Presenting the finest in contemporary tex-mex cuisine in Harker Heights, TX, our restaurant specializes in savory enchiladas, tacos, and fajitas, along with mouth-watering appetizers, soups and salads – all with a contemporary spin.”
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.
We’ve spoken with the folks at the store in Wolf Ranch and learned they will be moving to Wolf Crossing.
The move is scheduled for January 2020.
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.
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.
Expected completion is Summer 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.
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.
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.
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 January 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.