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2-story Watkins building breaks ground in downtown Georgetown

Watkins Insurance Group broke ground Tuesday on a new two-story office building next to the Grace Heritage Center in downtown Georgetown. The 9,600-square-foot building, at 815 S. Main St., Georgetown, is under construction on the site of a former parking lot next to the Grace center. The company anticipates its building will open in mid-2019 after 10-12 months of construction. The new building will be home to offices for the Watkins company, an Austin-based business and personal... more >

ThunderCloud Subs celebrates 5 years in business in downtown Georgetown

The Georgetown location of ThunderCloud Subs, 814 S. Main St., celebrates its fifth year in business this summer. Prior to opening in Georgetown in 2013, the Austin-based chain of sandwich shops remodeled a 3,000-square-foot building near the downtown square that was once a fire station. ThunderCloud’s menu includes sub sandwiches, salads and soups as well as smoothies and gluten-free options. 512-869-8806.... more >

SouthStar Bank opens Georgetown location

SouthStar Bank has opened its newest full-service branch in Georgetown, located at 4535 Williams Dr., the company announced July 9. In addition to residential and commercial lending, including SBA loans, SouthStar Bank offers a full line of competitive consumer and commercial deposit products. The bank also offers online banking and mobile banking with check capture, debit card alerts and freeze capabilities, and a free worldwide Allpoint ATM network. 512-688-5093.... more >

Family Emergency Room on University now open

Family Emergency Room at Georgetown, 1210 W. University Ave., opened June 12. The emergency room is full-service equipped with a CT scan, X-ray, ultrasound machine and an in-house lab. Four board-certified doctors provide emergency care for conditions including abdominal pain, chest pain and broken bones. 512-690-4590.... more >

Je Suis Coffee moving out of Georgetown area by summer’s end

Coffee-roasting company Je Suis Coffee, 105 W. Ninth St., Georgetown, will move its business out of the area to a new location on the West Coast by the end of the summer, said co-owner Rob Redick. Je Suis Coffee began roasting coffee in 2008. The business added a coffee trailer in July 2017 to sell drip coffee, espresso and other items. Je Suis Coffee will continue to operate online during its relocation process, Redick said.... more >

Texas State Optical to relocate mid-July

Texas State Optical Georgetown, currently located at 1102 S. Austin Ave., Ste. 102, will be changing its location in mid-July. The office will be relocating to 950 W. University Ave., Georgetown. TSO offers full eye care, including eye exams and emergency eye exams, as well as glasses, frames and contacts. TSO also specializes in children eye care.... more >

Gingersnaps Boutique relocates shop, remains downtown

Gingersnaps Boutique relocated its shop in June to 212 W. Eighth St ., Georgetown. The store was previously located at 109 W. Seventh St., Georgetown. Gingersnaps offers children’s clothing and shoes as well as small gift items. 512-716-0800.... more >

XDesk launches new desk brand

Georgetown-based standing desk maker Xdesk, 2530 Shell Road, Georgetown, and sister company Evodesk launched a new brand in June called NookDesk. The new brand offers tiered levels of desk space as well as add-ons including electrical outlets and USB ports.... more >

Ewald Kubota to open agricultural, outdoor equipment store this fall

Ewald Kubota, which supplies equipment and vehicles for agricultural and outdoor landscaping use, is building a new dealership near the intersection of Lakeway Drive and N. Austin Avenue just west of I-35. The company anticipates the new facility, which will include a showroom, office, warehouse and service shop, will open this fall.... more >

Ken’z Guitars celebrates 15-year anniversary

Ken’z Guitars, 705 S. Main St., Georgetown, celebrated its 15-year anniversary May 15. The store has called the Georgetown Square its home for last 7 1/2 years. Ken’z Guitars sells various string instruments and offers music lessons and instrument rentals. 512-869-8064.... more >

The Gabriels Funeral Chapel celebrates 25 years

The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 I-35, Georgetown, celebrates its 25-year anniversary this year. The funeral chapel is locally owned and operated and offers inhouse cremations and live web streaming of services. 512-869-8888.... more >

H-E-B announces beer and wine delivery in under an hour via Favor

H-E-B announced June 29 it has partnered with Austin-based on-demand delivery company Favor to offer beer and wine delivery throughout Texas. The service will offer free delivery on beer and wine this summer through Labor Day. San Antonio-based H-E-B has more than 400 stores in Texas and Mexico with more than 109,000 employees. At launch, the new service will be available across the greater areas of San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and... more >

Courtney Acosta named new GISD executive director for operations and school leadership

Georgetown ISD announced Tuesday that Courtney Acosta has been named the executive director for campus operations and school leadership. Acosta has served as principal at Round Rock ISD's McNeil High School in Austin for the last four years. Prior to that she served as associate principal at McNeil High School and assistant principal at both Round Rock and McNeil high schools. She began her career as a science teacher and served as an instructional coach at Goose Creek and Clear Creek... more >

Wilco Iron & Metal Recycling now serving Georgetown, Jarrell

Wilco Iron & Metal Recycling, a company that buys scrap metal from the public and businesses, opened June 4 at 358 Alsace Ave., Jarrell. The business, owned by Evan Horne, serves customers in Georgetown and Jarrell. Wilco Iron & Metal Recycling also offers pickup service for commercial customers. 512-992-8337. more >

Spa Luxe day spa announces June 25 soft opening in Georgetown

Spa Luxe will host a soft opening June 25 at 1500 Rivery Blvd., Ste. 300, Georgetown. The luxury day spa will offer facial and body treatments as well as massage and nail care, although some services may be limited during the spa’s initial weeks in business. Spa Luxe, located in The Summit at Rivery Park mixed-use development, also includes a retail boutique. 512-646-2255.... more >

Senior Center at Stonehaven to celebrate 50th anniversary

Senior Center at Stonehaven will celebrate its 50-year anniversary Aug. 1. The center, located at 1704 Hart St., is a nonprofit that offers games and activities, such as bingo, bridge, cards and Bible study for anyone in Williamson County over 50 years old. For its anniversary celebration, the center invites the community to visit for refreshments and a tour of facility upgrades from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 1. 512-863-5141.... more >

Zoot Pet Hospital to celebrate 10-year anniversary

Zoot Pet Hospital and Luxury Boarding will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on July 1. The business, located at 3981 W. Hwy. 29, is a full-service veterinary care and pet boarding facility that sits on four private acres in the hill country of Georgetown. 512-864-9668.... more >

Williamson County District Clerk Lisa David earns statewide recognition

Williamson County District Clerk Lisa David was named Texas district clerk of the year at the 123rd Annual County and District Clerk Association Conference, Williamson County announced June 19. David has worked for the Williamson County District Clerk’s office for 37 years. In addition to serving as the district clerk for 12 years, she also is a member of the County and District Clerk Association Legislative Committee, several judicial committees and is the Texas District Court Alliance... more >

Zoes Kitchen to open in Georgetown in the fall

Zoe's Kitchen looks to open their Georgetown location in the fall at 1015 W. University Ave., in the Wolf Ranch Town Center. The Mediterranean cuisine chain restaurant has six other locations in the greater Austin area. They offer Mediterranean foods ranging from salads and rice bowls to pitas and desserts, as well as family dinners.... more >

Star Smiles Pediatric Dentistry celebrates 10th anniversary June 16

On June 16, Star Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, 3614 Williams Drive, Georgetown will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a free movie for patients at City Lights Theater, located at 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway, Georgetown. The event will feature a screening of “The Incredibles.” Free popcorn and drink packs will be available for attendees who bring a back-to-school item. The dental office offers a variety of treatments, including preventative care, sealants and teeth whitening. 512-864-9595.... more >

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