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Downtowner Gallery premieres two new art exhibits

October 1, 2020 | In In the Press

The Downtowner Gallery has reopened on Main Street with two new art exhibits. “Pandemic Perspectives” showcases visual art reflecting local and area artists’ personal response to the quarantine or art that is inspired by some aspect of the global pandemic. read more

City Hall parking garage closed May 29-June 1

May 28, 2020 | In In the Press

Work related to the Downtown parklets project will necessitate the closure of Lampasas Street from Main Street to Bagdad Avenue from 6 p.m. Friday, May 29 through 6 a.m. Monday, June 1. As a result, the City Hall parking garage read more

Some Downtown restaurants and bars have reopened their dining rooms

May 22, 2020 | In Dining

Effective Friday, May 22, some Downtown Round Rock restaurants and bars have reopened at limited capacity to comply with Governor Abbott’s latest executive order. Many restaurants are also still offering curbside delivery and carry-out options. As offerings are constantly changing, read more

Artists, businesses team up for Downtown heart displays

May 8, 2020 | In In the Press

Downtown is feeling the love with the heart installations on East Main Street! Local artists were paired with Downtown businesses and were tasked with decorating storefront windows with colorful heart displays. Everyone could use a smile during this trying time, read more

Downtown restaurant owners detail reopening experience

May 7, 2020 | In Dining

Downtown businesses need community support now more than ever. As restaurants and retailers have been permitted to reopen at a limited capacity, business owners are working hard to enhance their health and safety procedures to keep their staff and customers read more

Downtown yoga studio offers livestream classes

April 8, 2020 | In In the Press

In this time of uncertainty, we could all use a little namaste. Soul Strong Yoga in Downtown Round Rock is here to help! Although their studio is currently closed, they are offering 30 livestream classes every week via Zoom. Their read more

The Mercantile on Main to donate half of water tower t-shirt sales to Round Rock Cares

March 27, 2020 | In Shopping

The Mercantile on Main has announced their plans to donate 50% of the proceeds from the sale of their popular water tower t-shirts to Round Rock Cares. The fund was established by the City of Round Rock, Round Rock Chamber read more

Mayor Morgan, community leaders announce small business support program

March 25, 2020 | In In the Press

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan, the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation, the Round Rock Chamber and Dell Technologies announced today a new collaboration to assist local small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.  “Our entire community is concerned about what recent COVID–19 disruptions to business operations may mean for our local small businesses, and for the families of their employees,” Mayor Morgan said. “Many read more

Downtown Round Rock coloring page

March 19, 2020 | In In the Press

With the closure of local schools amidst the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we know Round Rock parents are faced with filling long days with learning and activities for their children. We hope this Downtown coloring and activity page helps in read more

Mi Mundo Coffeehouse and Roastery opens in Downtown Round Rock

February 4, 2020 | In Dining

Downtown Round Rock just got a latte more caffeinated! Mi Mundo Coffeehouse and Roastery officially opened their doors at 106 S. Mays Street on Saturday, Feb. 8. In addition to an extensive standard coffee menu, Mi Mundo will offer specialty read more

New Tex-Mex restaurant, Dos Mary’s, opens in Downtown Round Rock

January 17, 2020 | In In the Press

Let’s taco bout how mouthwatering this news is! Dos Mary’s Tex-Mex Bar and Grill is officially open for business in Downtown Round Rock. The new restaurant is located at 118 E. Main Street. According to their Facebook page, Dos Mary’s will offer a breakfast, read more

East Main Street improvements to begin in January

November 27, 2019 | In Construction

Improvements are coming to East Main Street in early 2020.  Round Rock City Council voted at a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Nov. 26 to approve a $2.39 million contract with G. Hyatt Construction, Inc. for the improvement project. The Council previously rejected read more

Hometown Holiday lights twinkle back to life Dec. 1

November 27, 2019 | In Events

Get ready to delight in the lights this season. Gather your family and friends for a festive stroll through Downtown Round Rock. From December 1st through the 31st, enjoy the dazzle of holiday lights as they sparkle, twinkle and glow read more

Hometown Halloween returns to Main Street

October 15, 2019 | In Events

Calling all ghouls, goblins and candy lovers! The fifth annual Hometown Halloween is back in Downtown Round Rock! This spooktacular event is a great way to connect with the community, have fun with your family, and best of all, it creates read more

PopUp Art Shows feature local artists on Main Street

September 12, 2019 | In In the Press

Downtown will play host to six PopUp Art shows this fall in Prete Plaza! The shows will run from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 28, Oct. 12 and 26, and Nov. 9 and 16. Over 12 artists read more

Splash Mob returns to Prete Plaza on Aug. 5

August 1, 2019 | In In the Press

Celebrate the end of summer with a splashin’ good time at the Prete Plaza fountain! The Round Rock Public Library will host two splash mobs from 11 a.m.-12 p.m and 6:30 -7:30 p.m. on Aug. 5. Bring your water squirters, read more

Liberty Barbecue featured in Texas Monthly

June 21, 2019 | In DiningIn the Press

This article was originally published in Texas Monthly. Even with all the success he’s enjoyed at Black Iron Barbecue in Pflugerville, John Brotherton had something to prove in Round Rock. He opened Curly’s Carolina, TX Barbeque on Main Street there in 2013 and had read more

July 4th Parade features earlier start time this year

June 21, 2019 | In Events

Giant helium inflatables, creative floats and marching bands will again take over Downtown Round Rock this year for the 2019 Sertoma July 4th Parade! The 1.5-mile route runs north along Mays Street between Mays Crossing and U.S. 79, with a read more

Summer Shakespeare in the Park returns with “Henry V”

May 29, 2019 | In Events

Penfold Theatre Company presents “Henry V” free-of-charge from 8 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings May 30-June 22 and Sunday, June 23. The production will take place at the Centennial Plaza amphitheater in Downtown Round Rock. Henry V marks the read more

5 Downtown spring break destinations the whole family will love

March 8, 2019 | In In the Press

1. Spring Break Bash returns to Prete Plaza every weeknight during spring break for toe-tappin’ free concerts for the whole family! The full lineup can be found here. 2. The Round Rock Public Library is hosting FREE events all week read more