Impacts Update—Georgetown

San Gabriel Food Park

In late July the San Gabriel Food Park opened in Georgetown. The park has brought several food trucks to the area, offering customers a variety of dining options.

FullHouse BBQ opened July 15, and offers barbecued meats chopped, sliced or by the pound, and flats, which opened Dec. 20, serves sandwich-style dishes in fried flatbread.

Greg Windham, who owns the park, said he has faced some complications in bringing in new trucks because of city restrictions.

"The city does not have permits for a food court with multiple food vendors, and vendors must get a temporary-use permit," Georgetown Senior Planner Mike Elabarger said.

The park has room for up to nine food trucks.

San Gabriel Food Park

402 W. Morrow St.

Two Rivers Market

After running into unforeseen delays, Two Rivers Market moved its opening date from November to late January, said managing partner Robert Weimer.

Weimer said the market, located at 103 N. Austin Ave., will be a convenient destination for Georgetown shoppers.

"We're going to have wines, craft beer, cheeses from around the world, fresh-baked goods, a beverage bar, fresh plants—it's like a mini Whole Foods [Market]," he said, adding he has worked in the grocery industry for 30 years in various roles including management and distribution.

Weimer said he and his partners have worked closely with the markets distributors to find locally made or grown items to stock the shelves.

Two Rivers Market will also offer fresh-baked goods. Weimer said he has been working with a baker to create a setup for artisan breads, rolls and pound cakes as well as other pastries.

Once opened Weimer said the market will host weekly events, including wine and cheese nights.

Two Rivers Market
103 N. Austin Ave., Bldg. 1

Hula Cowgirl Shaved Ice

Hula Cowgirl Shaved Ice, which serves snow cones, has added more items to its menu to complement the cold weather.

Owner Virginia Keeley opened the shaved ice shop, located at 103 N. Austin Ave., in mid-August with a menu that included more than 40 pure cane sugar syrup flavors that are made in-house.

In addition, Keeley has added baked treats and warm drinks as part of a special winter menu.

Keeley said the baked treats rotate at random and have included scones, lemon bars, chocolate chip cookies and brownies.

The menu now features apple cider and hot chocolate as well as frozen hot chocolate.

Keeley said the menu will continue through the winter. She will, however, keep offering seasonal treats and expects to launch a summer menu in March.

Hula Cowgirl Shaved Ice
103 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 305

Sojourner Tours Co.

Following a season of tours, Sojourner Tours Co. is upping its trips to France for the upcoming summer.

Lisa Gustavson, owner and tour guide, said the company has developed a larger product base and will begin offering specialized tours as well.

"When we opened, I think we were offering one or two tour itineraries," she said. "For this coming summer, we have six tours that are available and two specialized tours—one exclusive to women and one that is [a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] tour.

Sojourner Tours Co. will also have an off-the-beaten-path tour of Paris in August that takes groups to lesser-known tourist sites, Gustavson said.

This coming summer the company will also offer tours to the border of France and Spain.

To preview what guests can expect on the France-Spain tour, Gustavson will hold a three-part lecture series on Jan. 15, 22 and 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Georgetown Arts Center.

Gustavson also holds a French conversation hour once a month. The schedule can be found online.



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