Updates – There’s a new establishment coming to Georgetown. It’s called The Well Food Wine Whiskey. It’s going to be located on the corner, just next to the Williamson Museum on the west side of the Georgetown Square.
Updated January 16, 2018 – Good news! We stopped by The Well’s future location on Saturday and the workers were there, the big equipment that was digging up the ground inside the huge building were gone and the floor had ply wood over it.
Now the first story ceiling is gone and the roof is gone, that’s why you can see sky blue in the images. It looks like new metal rafters are in place. We are glad to see the progress!
We spoke with Karl Meixsell, the owner of the building today and he is expecting to have the ‘shell’ of the building done by end of February, then he will turn it over to the tenants. And, that the final build-out by the tenants should be completed in 90 to 120 days.
That puts the opening at early July or August of this year. These dates are dependent on the weather.
Mr. Meixsell also confirmed that the building needs a new high pressure gas line, and that this has been approved by the city. At this time nobody knows when this work will be completed. If the Well opens before the gas line is installed in the building they would offer a limited menu.
Click on the image to see larger view, 1/14/18.
Updated 10/3/17 – Due to construction delays, the Well’s opening has been pushed back a bit. Owners, Scott & Wendy Weir, have their liquor permits and are finishing their drawings for more permits at this time. Word is that January is a realistic target for opening! ~from the Sun
Updated 7/17/17 -Ken and I were on the Georgetown Square this week and the workers were inside the future location for the Well. It’s coming along, the huge space now has the large dirt moving equipment inside and neighboring businesses say the work is proceeding slowly. From the look of things it may be a while before the much awaited Food, Wine and Whiskey is ready for us to enjoy!
From the Wilco Sun – Houston restaurateurs Scott and Wendy Weir plan to open The Well on the Georgetown Square October 2017 at 718 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown.
The building located on the corner next door to the Williamson Museum was built in 1855 and features vaulted ceilings, roof-top access, original cream stone walls and an active well inside.
Their focus will be on whiskey with a huge list of 60 to 80 bottles. They intend to also build a large wine program with international wines. The food will include appetizers and meals like grilled artichokes, spinach dip, sliders, steaks and hamburgers.
The Well’s atmosphere will be “speakeasy” in the front with low seating and couches and a bar with tall tables clustered around and a dining area toward the back; with the well as the focus.
The Weirs are thinking industrial comfortable style using leather, iron and wood to complement the features of the 19th century building. The plan is to have capacity for around 200 and they expect to employ around 40 people.