The Local opened at 210 N. Edward Gary St., San Marcos, on July 15. The building, which includes 6,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor as well as 96 rent-by-the-bedroom apartments, is the tallest building in downtown San Marcos.
Down South Railhouse
Down South Railhouse, 107 E. Center St., Kyle, will reopen later this year.
Buda Mill & Grain
The Buda Mill & Grain, on Buda’s Main Street, is preparing for the opening of a new restaurant, new boutiques and an art gallery.
Brett Thorne has reported on education, business, economic development and city government in San Marcos, Kyle and Buda since 2012. Thorne attended Texas State University in San Marcos, where he graduated in 2010. He joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2012 and was promoted to editor in 2013.