Update 12/8/18 – Georgetown’s Historic Post Office building located across from 600 Degrees will have new owners soon and they are planning to preserve the historic character of the building.
The plan is to turn it into a Steak House and Ballroom with special events, weddings and social gatherings. The opening date could come as soon as late 2019!
You may know the new owners:
Gary Wang – Georgetown Architect
Kevin and Rachel Cummins – Owners of Sweet Lemon Inn
Manny Farahani- Developer
Joe Lykes – Austin business owner
Some info from the Williamson County Sun.
More Info here as available.
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Update 12/3/18 – We have some more info about the city’s sale of the Court and Council Chambers for $1.1 million to Georgetown resident Steve Madray, owner of Benchmark Properties.
The plan is to create a distillery and a casual concept restaurant, plus tasting room with a craft cocktail bar for enjoying spirits produced in the distillery.
The distillery will occupy half of the first floor. The casual dining concept will occupy the other half of the first floor plus a new second floor featuring a shaded weatherproof outdoor area overlooking the Georgetown Square.
In September of this year The Historic and Architectural Review Commission (HARC) reviewed the concept for the municipal court and council chambers. HARC commissioners will consider approving a Certificate of Appropriateness at a future meeting.
The opening is slated for the end of 2019.
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According to a news release dated October 9, 2018 the City of Georgetown has approved the real estate contract for the sale of two Downtown Buildings.
1. The Old Post Office Building located at 113 East 8th Street.
Proposal includes a ballroom, restaurant, and bar.
Negotiations are with City Post Partnership.
2. The Municipal Court/City Council Chambers located at 101 E. Seventh Street
Proposal includes a restaurant and micro-distillery.
Negotiations are with Loyal Spirits Distilling Company / URBAN Eat. Drink
City Council did not proceed to negotiate with any proposer for 103 W. Seventh St.
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From the City – “The Georgetown City Council approved the real estate contract for the sale of two downtown buildings at their meeting on Oct. 9.
“The proposal for the historic Post Office at 113 E. Eighth St. includes a ballroom, restaurant, and bar.
“The proposal for the Municipal Court/City Council Chambers at 101 E. Seventh St. includes a restaurant and micro-distillery.
“Earlier this year, the City of Georgetown undertook a process to solicit proposals from potential buyers for three city-owned buildings: the historic Post Office, the Municipal Court/City Council Chambers, and the Visitors Center at 103 W. Seventh St.
“On May 22, City Council gave direction to negotiate with City Post Partnership for the sale of 113 E. Eight St. and to negotiate with Loyal Spirits Distilling Company / URBAN Eat. Drink for the sale of 101 E. Seventh St.
“City Council did not proceed to negotiate with any proposer for 103 W. Seventh St. The Council approved the proposed terms for the sale of two downtown buildings at their meeting on Aug. 7.
“Tentatively, the City hopes to close on the properties in early-2019 in advance of moving to new facilities west of downtown at Eighth and Martin Luther King streets.”