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Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Featured |

The Heartbeat of Georgetown

The Heartbeat of Georgetown

logo_smDowntown Georgetown is the cultural center of our beautiful and vibrant city.  It is the beating heart of our community.  Come enjoy it with us!

The Most Beautiful Courthouse Square in Texas.

photo credit:  Rudi Ximenez, RSX Studios

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Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Featured |

Eating well on the Square

Eating well on the Square

 

logo_smThe best dining — and dining experiences — in Georgetown are found downtown.  From upscale to casual, you’ll find it all here.  If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Gumbo’s North, the Hollow, Eats on 8th, El Monumento, Wildfire, the Sweet Lemon, Laurie’s, 600 Degrees, Burger University, Roots or Thundercloud.  There’s something delicious here for every one!

The Most Beautiful Courthouse Square in Texas.

photo credit:  Rudi Ximenez, RSX Studios

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Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Uncategorized |

One amazing Suite left!

Only 1 Suite Left!  Suite 300 — the “jewel” of Main street — with 3 units overlooking the courthouse square including the unit “under the dome.” Hurry if you’re interested!  This rare availability won’t last long!

Click here for more information! Or call 512-633-2961 to schedule a tour!

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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Featured |

The Center of Everything

The Center of Everything

 

logo_smDowntown Georgetown is the place where everything happens in Georgetown.  There’s always something going on downtown.  Large events and festivals — like the Spring Poppy Fest, or the Winter Christmas Stroll — or smaller ones like our monthly Market Days.  Or unique ones, like bicycle races and fun runs.

Come visit the beautiful Courthouse Square in Georgetown, Texas.  The Most Beautiful Courthouse Square in Texas.

 

photo credit:  Rudi Ximenez, RSX Studios

 

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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Georgetown News |

Georgetown Square: Best Place in America to Visit for Christmas!

This just in!  Our fair city has been named one of Best Places to Visit in America for Christmas!

 

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Newsmax’s Top 50 Christmas Destinations in America

By John Blosser   |  Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 12:32 PM

Santa’s loading up his sleigh, living room trees are sparkling with lights, and the presents are wrapped and hidden, so why not do something really special this Christmas? Hit the road.

America is chock-full of towns that herald the arrival of Yuletide with bang-up, over-the-top celebrations, millions of lights, dozens of Santa sleighs, real reindeer, and Christmas celebrations that you and your family will remember forever.

Newsmax has rounded up 50 of the very best places in America for you and your loved ones to visit this Christmas season — places that will etch themselves forever in both your memories and your hearts. Our list isn’t defined specifically by size or by number of visitors, but you’ll notice that each location’s unique, wholesome, and family-oriented events and activities help shape these rankings.

1. Christmas Town USA, in McAdenville, North Carolina, goes all out to give a once-in-a-lifetime Christmas experience to the 600,000 people who regularly show up. With 375 Christmas trees, more than 450,000 twinkling lights, free kettle corn and hot chocolate for the first 1,000 people who arrive for the Lighting and Yule Log ceremonies, and a sparkling, dancing fountain of light in the center of its lake, McAdenville is hard to beat.

2. The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, with a 236-year-old tradition, goes all-out for Christmas, with opulent decorations, a West Virginia Symphony performance at Lewisburg’s Carnegie Hall, and the famous Christmas Eve Gingerbread Ball in Colonial Hall. Its 60 Spectacular Days of Holiday Cheer features shopping at 37 distinct stores, tree lighting ceremonies every weekend in December and, of course, plenty of opportunities to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

3. Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville, Pennsylvania, features more than a million lights that illuminate their various displays, including Christmas Beneath the Sea, Christmas in the Jungle, and Christmas in Other Lands, as well as indoor and outdoor model trains. It opened in 1948 and is still going strong today.

4. Ogden’s Christmas Village in Ogden, Utah, has 59 pop-up cottages modeled after Santa’s North Pole Village, where kids can see elves busily working to get ready for their Christmas Eve sleigh ride. You can also take a free ride on the Polar Express train through a gaily decorated tunnel or go and visit Santa’s Castle.

5. Branson, Missouri’s Ozark Mountain Christmas is Yuletide with a country flair. Silver Dollar City’s roller coasters, five million lights, 1,000 Christmas trees, and the Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade will add a special sparkle to anyone’s Christmas.

6. Nevada City, California, hosts an annual Victorian Christmas Festival as a step back in time, where carolers dress in period costumes to sing joyous noels as the authentic gas lamps flicker and the smell of roasting chestnuts fills the air.

7. Georgetown, Texas, has huge wooden nutcracker soldiers dotting the streets, an annual window display competition between 18 stores for the most lavish Christmas show, and the 35th Annual Christmas Stroll through Georgetown Square’s Bethlehem Village, which is like a Christmas card come to life. You may even see the Grinch and his pals in Whoo-Village.

8. Zoar Village in Zoar, Ohio, founded in 1817, boasts horse-drawn wagon rides, a candlelight church service, a live manger scene, and tours of its historic homes where craftsmen show off their wares.

9. New York, New York, always goes big for Christmas, with a huge Norway spruce bearing 30,000 lights, five miles of wiring, and a 550-pound star on top at Rockefeller Center. There’s also the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, “The Nutcracker” at Lincoln Center, the Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show and, of course, holiday shopping along Fifth Avenue’s winter wonderland.

10. Wisconsin’s Elkhart Lake Christmas features an Old World Christmas Market modeled after Nuremberg, Germany’s Christkindlesmarkt, horse-drawn carriage rides through the woods complete with jingle bells, and traditional German food and sweets.

11. Genesee Country Village in Mumford, New York, makes note of the year 1849, when New York declared Christmas as a state holiday. Groups of visitors tour local period homes where they learn of the historic event and celebrate with the residents.

12. Charlottesville, Virginia‘s historic downtown mall explodes with Christmas lights during the Yule season, with 90 local vendors of crafts and foods. The nearby resting place of President James Madison and his wife Dolley, in Montpelier, also hosts annual candlelight Christmas tours.

13. Chicago, Illinois, goes Christmas-crazy with millions of holiday lights strung along The Magnificent Mile, a large outdoor German Christkindlmarket craft market, and Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest, which boasts an indoor ice-skating rink.

14. Key West, Florida, makes up for the fact that there probably won’t be any snow with its lavishly lit Boat Parade, the Holly Jolly Trolley, tours of historic Key West inns, and performances of “The Nutcracker,” the largest stage performance in the Keys.

15. Yuletide in Taos, New Mexico, features lovely luminarias or farolitos, warming bonfires, winter concerts by the Taos Community Chorus, and the Christmas Tree lighting and Electric Light Parade on Taos Plaza.

16. The 12 Days of Aspen in Colorado turns this ski destination into a winter wonderland, with lights, horse-drawn sleigh and wagon rides, a visit from Santa, live reindeer, the Ugly Sweater Party, a concert by Burt Bacharach, and fireworks over Aspen.

17. Charleston, South Carolina, hosts Christmas in Charleston, with bourbon eggnog, the Holiday Festival of Lights, “The Nutcracker” ballet, and sleigh rides.

18. Boston, Massachusetts‘ Christmas celebrations feature three tree lightings, performances of Holiday Pops by Boston Pops, the Christmas Celtic Sojourn at the Cutler Majestic Theater, and lavish Christmas décor, including a huge Christmas tree in front of historic Faneuil Hall.

19. Santa Claus, Indiana, lives up to its name with the Santa Claus Land of Lights, the Family Christmas Light Adventure, hot chocolate at Santa’s Candy Castle, an international fruitcake-eating contest, and the Santa Claus Christmas Parade.

20. San Antonio, Texas, decorates its historic River Walk with 120,000 lights and, this year, carolers will serenade diners from boats along the 1.3-mile San Antonio River. The Fiesta de las Luminarias will feature 6,000 candle-lit brown bags for the tradition of
lighting the way for the Holy Family.

21. Atlanta, Georgia‘s tradition of riding the Pink Pig at Macy’s is a must for the holidays, but don’t forget to go ice skating at Centennial Park, sled down Stone Mountain, or revel in the Magical Night of Lights at nearby Lake Lanier Islands. The city also hosts the lighting of Macy’s Great Tree at Lenox Square Mall and Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, with more than a million twinkling lights.

22. In Louisville, Kentucky, you can make your own Christmas tree ornament at Glassworks, take in “A Christmas Carol” at the Actor’s Theater, enjoy Christmas and music from Pam Tillis at the Galt House, go to the Snow Fairy Princess Tea, or have breakfast with Santa Claus.

23. Head for Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, for the traditional Candlelight Processional at Epcot Center, and enjoy the bright illuminations at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, with Santas, angels, and elves everywhere you turn. Also plan a stop at Mickey Mouse’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Disney’s Days of Christmas.

24. Durango, Colorado, features the Polar Express, a train pulled by a real steam locomotive, with hot chocolate and Christmas carols, which takes kids to visit Santa Claus.

25. Woodstock, Vermont, kicks off Christmas with an equestrian parade of more than 50 horses and riders and the Wassail Weekend, celebrating the Norse tradition, and features sleigh rides, a wassail feast, and tours of the area’s historic homes.

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26. Newport Beach, California, hosts the 107-year-old Boat Parade, a three-hour spectacle in which residents brightly decorate their boats. All kinds of vessels, from kayaks to multimillion-dollar yachts, participate.

27. Frankenmuth, Michigan, has Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the “World’s Largest Christmas Store,” with daily visits from Santa Claus and Christmas carol sing-a-longs. Frankenmuth calls itself Michigan’s “Little Bavaria,” and features horse-drawn carriage rides through covered bridges, a holiday celebration, and a Christmas Candlewalk.

28. Paradise, Pennsylvania
, boasts the National Christmas Center Family Attraction and Museum, with 20,000 square feet of life-sized, walk-through displays which show off Christmases present and past, plus visits with Santa Claus.

29. New Orleans, Louisiana‘s pure Christmas nighttime beauty is hard to top, with candlelight carols sung in front of the city’s historic St. Louis Cathedral, Reveillon (meaning “awakening”) dinners, lots of hot jazz, and NOLA’s ChristmasFest.

30. In Miami, Florida
, Santa’s Enchanted Forest, the world’s largest Christmas-themed amusement park with more than 100 rides, draws a million visitors a year. Watch Santa take a death-defying ride in the motorcycle cage or marvel at the 92-foot Christmas tree and more than 3 million lights.

31. Los Angeles‘ Hollywood Christmas Parade, a dazzling spectacle of floats and lights, is not to be missed. Also be sure to try some outdoor ice skating, or indoors at Chill at the Queen Mary, head to Anaheim for Disneyland Christmas Fantasy, or take in Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood. And don’t miss the Latino Las Posadas celebration on Olvera Street.

32. Leavenworth, Washington, holds three Christmas tree lightings to accommodate the flood of visitors who come to this small town every Christmas season. Live music, the arrival of St. Nickolaus, a parade, a performance of “The Nutcracker,” sledding, and Winter Wonderland Walks make this a must-see spot for Christmas fans.

33. Baltimore, Maryland‘s 34th Street transforms into a festival of lights with some traditional displays and some quirky, like a Christmas tree made out of hubcaps. The German Christmas Village has choirs, traditional German food, and the Charity Weekend, where you can buy a Christmas ornament to contribute to a charity.

34. Mall of the Americas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, goes virtually Noel-nuts every Christmas with huge holiday wreaths, giant ornament balls, two 40-foot-high Christmas trees, and Santa Sid, the most popular mall Santa in the country, drawing more than 17,000 visitors per year.

35. Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Tennessee has more than 2 million lights strung over 50 acres and boasts a huge Nativity scene with figures 10 feet tall. The famous Nashville Christmas Parade is on tap again this year, with the theme “Miracle on Broadway,” and the Nashville Ballet will present “The Nutcracker.”

36. Washington, D.C., is far from left out when it comes to Christmas. The lighting of the national Christmas tree in President’s Park has been a tradition since 1923, and families can also enjoy the Pathway of Peace, with 56 smaller trees representing the 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia.

37. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has the Inn, which features a visit from Charles Dickens’ great-great-grandson, scads of Christmas decorations, and the Christmas Place, the largest Christmas store in the South. Nearby, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas will have a visit from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and high-tech holograms of Christmas Past, Present and Future, along with special Christmas shows.

38. Solvang, California, does Christmas with a Danish flair. The city, known as the “Danish Capital of America,” decorates its half-timber houses and working windmills with Christmas lights, and also hosts a parade, Danish dancers, and the Julefest Tree Lighting Ceremony, plus a Santa village.

39. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, is all about the history. You can visit Christmas at a typical 1780s farm, hear accounts of Christmas during the Revolution at the Yorktown Victory Center, enjoy the Christmas tree lighting, the boat parade, Yorktown Market Days, the Toyland Parade and, yes, Virginia, they have Santa Claus.

40. The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana, gives kids their very own Santa Claus, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a gingerbread house-building contest, and a lavish Christmas feast.

41. The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco, California
‘s Cow Palace brings the Victorian era in London to life with 700 costumed performers in Victorian garb, loads of tasty food, music hall tunes in Mad Sal’s Dockside Alehouse, plenty of Christmas shopping, dance parties, and Irish and Scottish dancers.

42. Christmas by the Sea in Ogunquit, Maine, has a tree-lighting ceremony, hay rides, a Chowderfest Dinner With Dickens at the Clay Hill Farm and, this year, a concert by Rusted Root. There is also a carol-singing stroll that leads to the town’s holiday fireworks display.

43. North Conway and Lincoln, New Hampshire, are the perfect spots for train-lovers. Try the Polar Express and its Journey to the North Pole. You munch chocolates on the way and, when you arrive, elves take you to see Santa at his Toy Workshop where the boy from the “Polar Express” book, now grown up, relates his experiences, and your kids get to tell Santa just what they want for Christmas

44. Beaufort, South Carolina, residents and visitors enjoy the annual Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla of gaily decorated boats and a gala traditional Christmas parade through downtown city streets.

45. Park City, Utah, is nestled in a valley that glows with thousands of lights during the Christmas season and features the annual Electric Parade and Santa Claus on skis, leading a torch-lit procession down the PayDay Trail. Nearby Montage Deer Valley has an enormous gingerbread house, 13 feet tall, made out of 11,000 cookies.

46. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has dazzling white lights hung like Spanish moss in the trees and 5,500 hand-lit candles showing off the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens. The city also features the Festival of Trees at Ripley’s Aquarium — with 50 sparkling trees, one for each state — and the Christmas Show of the South, featuring the Carolina Opry.

47. Annapolis, Maryland, features the “It’s a Wonderful Life Holiday Celebration,” free horse and carriage rides, the Jolly Express cruise around Spa Creek, and State House by Candlelight, with caroling and a huge Christmas tree. But the big event is the Eastport Yacht Club Parade of Lights, with festive decorated boats cruising the Annapolis Harbor.

48. Newport, Rhode Island, encourages locals to use only white Christmas lights, which gives an old-timey, candlelight atmosphere to the entire town. The seaside town’s rich history is the focus here, with walking candlelight tours of the city’s old mansions and a nod to pirates and smugglers with the Rogues and Scoundrels History Walking Tour. The Newport Artillery will fire a cannon blast to mark the opening of the season at the tree lighting on Dec. 1.

49. Helen, Georgia, is a Bavarian old-time village nestled in the mountains, and its Deck the Halls festival at Unicoi State Park kicks off the celebrations, followed by the town’s annual costume holiday parade, carriage rides, visits from Santa, a traditional German Christkindlmarkt, and the annual Christmas in the Mountains Lighted Parade.

50. In Las Vegas, Nevada, the Bellagio takes the holiday lead by transforming its 13,000-square-foot conservatory and botanical garden into a Christmas wonderland, while carolers sing around the dancing lights in front. Meanwhile, the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden in Henderson drapes more than a half million lights over three acres of cacti. Don’t miss the giant Christmas tree at Doge’s Palace at the Venetian.

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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Featured, Homepage |

Best place in America to visit for Christmas

Best place in America to visit for Christmas

 

logo_smFew places are as festive for the holidays as the Georgetown Square.  We really do it right.  The lights.  The colors.  The beautiful architecture.  The 12′ tall Nutcracker Soldiers. All together, the Square is a magical place between Thanksgiving and New Years.

No doubt that’s why the Georgetown Square was voted “7th Best Place in America to visit for Christmas” in 2015.  Wow! No small accomplishment when you consider how many places there are in America.  That’s right:  millions.  And we’re No. 7.

This holiday season, come see for yourself how amazing the season can be — and help make us #1 in 2016!

Here’s what they said about us:

7. Georgetown, Texas, has huge wooden nutcracker soldiers dotting the streets, an annual window display competition between 18 stores for the most lavish Christmas show, and the 35th Annual Christmas Stroll through Georgetown Square’s Bethlehem Village, which is like a Christmas card come to life. You may even see the Grinch and his pals in Whoo-Village.

 

photo credit:  Rudi Ximenez, RSX Studios

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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Featured |

Market Days on the Square

Market Days on the Square

logo_smIf you can only make it to Georgetown once a month this summer, make it the 2nd Saturday of every month.  That’s when Market Days come to the Square and the streets fill with crafters, artisans, and much, much more.  Now in its 20 year, Market Days is a true Georgetown tradition.

 

JUNE 11
JULY 9
AUGUST 13
SEPTEMBER 10
OCTOBER 8
NOVEMBER 12

 

photo credit:  Rudi Ximenez, RSX Studios

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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Featured |

Music on the Square

Music on the Square

logo_smThere’s always — and we mean always — something going on downtown! From Parade Day to Market Days, food, fun and music literally pour out of every corner!  Keep on top of it all by visiting the City of Georgetown’s Event Calendar.

 

photo credit:  Rudi Ximenez, RSX Studios

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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Featured |

Balcony Nights

Balcony Nights

logo_smOf course, the best place to view Georgetown’s beautiful courthouse square is from 12 feet above it!  The evening lights downtown are lovely any time of year.  And what a great place from which to enjoy Georgetown.  Come see for yourself why they call our Square “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.”

 

photo credit:  Rudi Ximenez, RSX Studios

 

 

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Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in Featured |

Nutcrackers

Nutcrackers

Standing 9 1/2 tall, 2 Nutcracker soldiers flank the 7th Street Grand Entry to the Old Masonic Lodge Building during the holiday season.  They first appeared at the building in late November, 2015, and will remain up until after the New Year.  The Nutcracker soldiers were hand-made by Christopher Damon in his shop, using wood, vinyl, styro-foam and steel rods.  Damon is Founding Partner of Damon Manriquez Partners, which owns and operates the landmark building.  The Nutcracker soldiers took over 2 years to complete.

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Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Building News, Homepage |

Virtual Suites Now Available!

logo_smPhysical office space in the Old Masonic Lodge Building is extremely limited (we have one availability).  But now it’s possible to make the Building your business’s official address for a fraction of the cost by using the mailbox service we call the “Virtual Suite.”

Get a street address and be locally indexed by Google
Google won’t map or index you as a “local business” if you have a PO Box as your official address.  That can be devastating for small, local businesses that compete for Georgetown/Williamson County customers, but don’t need an actual office.  For example plumbers, carpenters, piano-tuners — basically anyone who makes “house calls” and works out of their home office.   With our Virtual Suite program, not only will you get a more prestigious street address for your small business, you’ll get one that Google will index as local.  And that means customers can more easily find you when they search for what you do.

Yes, UPS will deliver
UPS won’t deliver to a PO Box, but they they will deliver to us.  As long as your package does not require a signature, UPS will leave it with us, and we’ll let you know it is here.

We’ll notify you when you get mail
When you get mail at your Virtual Suite, we’ll send you a text or email to let you know that something has arrived.  No need to make the trip over here if there’s nothing here for you.  With our Virtual Suites, you’ll know.

Look the part when someone does a Street View
Potential customers do research on businesses before making that first phone call.  Having a good presentation in this phase of the process is critical.  With our Virtual Suites program, here’s what your prospect will see when Googling your address.  Compare that first impression with what your prospect might get when researching other mailbox services providers.

Working on the Square
One of the great things about Virtual Suites mailbox service is our location in the middle of it all.

Even without a desk and chair on the Square, there’s a ton of great ways to use the Square as your virtual office! The entire downtown is a free WiFi hotspot provided by the City of Georgetown.  But many of our restaurants and coffeeshops offer free WiFi too. We’ve got A LOT of great places you can sit down, plug-in, collaborate with others or meet with prospects.  Here we offer zest, and the stimulation of a vibrant downtown — there’s literally always something going on.  And with our new Virtual Suites, you can do all that and collect your mail too.

See how good work life can be on the Historic Courthouse Square!

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Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Building News, Homepage |

Side Door Restoration

logo_smAfter 114 years of faithful and — largely uninterrupted —  service, our 7th Street doors are receiving a well-deserved restoration.  A century of Central Texas weather, constant high-volume use and their own sheer weight had taken their toll.  The grand double-doors — along with their sidelights and the companion door/windows that flank both sides are all being lovingly restored.

We’ll start with the center doors and then make our way from left to right.  We’ve asked craftsman David Boringer to help return these doors to health.  The constant foot traffic along the sidewalk can be distracting, so David likes to work late when the Square get’s quiet.  If you see David working late, give him a wave.  He’s doing a fantastic job. We sure appreciate you, David!

 

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Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Homepage | 0 comments

Work and Play in an Amazing Place

This is the iconic and historic Old Masonic Lodge Building on the historic Courthouse Square, in vibrant and beautifully restored downtown Georgetown, Texas. This is a Class A 3-storey commercial structure that features restaurant, lounge and banquet facilities on the first and second floors, and professional executive office space on the third floor. Call now for a private viewing at the number below!

Rare and Unique

Lobby, Grand Stair and 2nd Floor Mezzanine

The Old Masonic Lodge is a spectacular landmark building located on Georgetown’s historic courthouse Square. It is among the largest, most historic, and most prominent commercial properties on the historic downtown courthouse Square. It is the tallest building directly on the downtown Square, and is only one of a very few that offer professional office space.  This graceful and dignified historic landmark was built in 1900, and completely renovated in 2003. 117 years old, the building is grand and stately, and since it’s 2003 renovation, it also boats 21st Century infrastructure, such as modern elevators, ADA compliancy and blisteringly fast fiber-optic broadband capability.

When Location Matters

2003 renovation consisted of addition of the balcony, along with exhaustive interior enhancements

This is a 117 year-old hand-crafted cut stone historic building listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Few restaurants or working professionals really need to be in located in such an extraordinary space. But some business concepts really benefit from it. With its storied history, its iconic status in Georgetown, it’s distinctive onion dome, cut stone arches, marble lobby and solid oak finishings, the Old Masonic Lodge Building is an amazing place to work to work and play. With a plethora of great dining options on the Square, working in downtown Georgetown offers a magical quality of life. If you want to escape from the drudgery of fluorescent bulbs, office cubicles, strip malls and business parks,  working on the Square is utterly invigorating and refreshing. Here we offer zest, culture, and the stimulation of a vibrant small-town downtown.  Work and play in the energy and vitality of a bustling business district.  We offer walking-distance access to banks, coffee shops, restaurants, fine retail, pastries, title companies, beauty salons,  government offices, and the county courthouse. There is just about always something interesting going on downtown.

If your concept will do just fine in a strip mall — we’re sure you’ll find something suitable to your needs elsewhere. But if you need the timeless grace and authentic splendor of this magnificent structure to convey, augment and support your business concept and brand, welcome home! Please call the number below to schedule a private tour!

So you think the building looks familiar …

Besides the county courthouse across the street, this is probably the most photographed building in Williamson County, so there is a high likelihood you’ve seen us in area magazines, pamphlets, advertisements — even logos.  And if you are a fan of NBC’s Friday Night Lights, you may recognize us from Season 5 (the first floor was transformed into a “New England” restaurant).  Or more recently, scenes from Richard Linklater’s film Bernie were filmed on our 3rd Floor (3rd Floor offices were transformed into the Sheriffs office and the Chamber of Commerce office). Bernie starred Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey, and was released in 2012.

Or maybe you saw us Fortune Magazine (Georgetown:  Best place to Live and Launch) or in Forbes Magazine’s list of fastest growing counties in America. No?  Hmm.  How about MSN Real Estate’s #3 Placement in their recent listing of America’s 10 Best Suburbs? (Go Georgetown!)

We’re trying to keep track.  Check out our In the Media gallery for all the cameo appearances the building has had in recent years!

What’s so special about Williamson County?

The Old Masonic Lodge Building, Main and 7th Streets, downtown Georgetown, Texas.

Williamson County is the fastest growing part of the Austin/Georgetown, Texas Metropolitan Area. It’s been booming here in recent years, with so much business growth and momentum it is consistently ranked among the fastest growing counties in the United States. Even now — in the midst of a national economic slowdown — Williamson County is still way ahead of the pack.

We invite you to consider the possibilities of locating your appropriate business concept to to the Old Masonic Lodge Building in Georgetown, Texas.  Please call 512.633.2961 to arrange for a private viewing!

 

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Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Featured, News | 0 comments

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Gumbo’s: winner of the 2012 “Winter Wonderland” category of the 1st Annual “Light up the Square” competition.

Congratulations to Gumbo’s Steak and Seafood for winning the “Winter Wonderland” category of the 1st Annual “Light up the Square” Christmas decoration contest!  The Gumbo’s Christmas decorations along the front of  the Old Masonic Lodge Building are simply stunning.  With icicles hanging from the balcony rail, garlands wrapping along the balcony columns, wreaths, ribbons and Christmas lights everywhere, the decorations are breathtaking. Couple that with the extra-ordinary lights the City of Georgetown placed in the trees, and the effect is truly “wonderous!”

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Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Building News, Featured | 0 comments

The Return of the Blade Sign

The Return of the Blade Sign

After an almost 4-year hiatus, the iconic lighted “blade sign” was returned to the Old Masonic Lodge Building November 30, 2012 bearing the “Gumbo’s” corporate dress.  The sign was installed in 2006 and originally bore the logo of “Romeo’s Ristorante Italiano,”  which occupied the first two floors of the building between 2006 and 2008.   It was removed when that restaurant closed its doors for business in 2008.  The sign was originally custom created by Liberty Signs, Inc. out of Round Rock.  Liberty also refitted it for Gumbo’s.  The sign measures 10′ high and two feet wide. The lettering of the sign is illuminated.

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Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Building News | 0 comments

Gumbo’s Now Open for Regular Business!

After an amazing soft-opening last weekend, Gumbo’s North Steak & Seafood opened Monday, Oct. 9, 2012 for regular business at it’s new location in the Old Masonic Lodge Building, on Georgetown’s historic Courthouse Square. Gumbo’s North is located at the corner of 7th and Main Streets in Geogetown, in the crown-jewel building of Georgetown’s gorgeous historic courthouse square.  If you’re looking for extra-ordinary dining experience in North Austin area and Williamson Count, you need look no further than Gumbo’s North, where they prepare authentic, mouthwatering Cajun and Creole cuisines from fresh ingredients on site from scratch every day. Reservations are not required, but advisable on high-volume weekend-days.

Hours of Operation for the 1st Floor restaurant are:

Restaurant:  Lunch
Monday – Friday:  11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday:  11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Restaurant:  Dinner
Monday:  5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday:  5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday:  2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday Brunch:  
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m.

Restaurant:  Happy Hour
Monday – Friday 5 – 7  p.m.

Hours of Operation for the 2nd Floor bar and lounge will be:

Upstairs Bar
Monday – Friday:  3:00 p.m. – midnight
Saturday:  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Upstairs Bar Happy Hour:
Monday – Friday 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in News | 0 comments

DM Partners Welcomes Gumbo’s!

DM Partners is proud to announce that we have signed Gumbo’s Steak and Seafood to the Old Masonic Lodge Building on Georgetown’s Historic Courthouse Square.  Gumbo’s is an fantastic brand; truly one of the regions most extraordinary dining experiences.

Gumbo’s will occupy the first two floors of the building, for a total of over 6,000 sf.  This is significantly larger than their previous location in Round Rock, and will allow the restaurant to almost double seating capacity while also offering expanded catering, bar and private room capabilities.  Outdoor dining will be offered on the sidewalk below the canopy as well as on the second-storey balcony.

The new Gumbo’s concept will be called Gumbo’s North, and the second floor lounge will be called Gumbo’s Bar.  While the two floors are both part of the same organization, they will be branded slightly differently, and the upstairs lounge will offer live music on the weekends and will be open later than the first floor dining room.

Gumbo’s North will make a fine addition to the cultural fabric of our downtown, and an excellent compliment to Georgetown’s culinary offerings.

Just in time for balcony season

Perhaps best of all, Gumbo’s patrons won’t have to wait long for the venerable restaurant to open its doors! Just in time for cooler weather, Gumbo’s expects to open at the end of September!

For more information, and to get a jump on the holiday party season, call (512) 671-7925.

 

 

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