In the Press

The Depot Townhomes break ground in Downtown

January 7, 2022 | In ConstructionIn the Press

The Depot Townhomes have officially broken ground in the heart of Downtown Round Rock. The project, which has been planned since 2017, will include 80 townhomes with floor plans ranging from two to four bedrooms. The first phase of the read more

Texan Cafe owners purchase Louisiana Longhorn Cafe in Downtown Round Rock

December 13, 2021 | In DiningIn the Press

The owners of the popular Texan Cafe in Downtown Hutto have purchased Louisiana Longhorn Cafe (LLC) at 200 East Main Street. The new owners plan to maintain the beloved LLC staff, concept, and menu. LLC was opened 22 years ago read more

Hometown Holiday – December 1-31

November 22, 2021 | In HolidaysIn the Press


Beat the Heat: 7 ways to cool off this summer in Downtown

July 27, 2021 | In In the Press

Sun’s out and summer is here, y’all! If you’re trying to stay away from this blazing Texas heat, Downtown Round Rock will be the perfect place for you and your family to relax and cool off. So, go put your read more

8 perfect patio hangouts in Downtown Round Rock

November 4, 2020 | In In the Press

Looking for the perfect outdoor place to enjoy this beautiful weather? Downtown Round Rock has you covered with plenty of hometown hangouts destined to become your favorite spot to basic brunch or get down on game day. Hope to see read more

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Round Rock Barber Shop set to relocate to Mays Street in downtown

February 27, 2019 | In In the Press

According to a recent article in Community Impact Newspaper, a local full-service barbershop is set to relocate to Mays Street right here in Downtown Round Rock. Round Rock Barbershop, currently located inside The Salons at Crossing Point (2800 S. Interstate read more

The Inspired Studio to offer coworking space, bakery and boutique in the heart of Downtown

January 22, 2019 | In In the Press

Downtown will welcome a creative new space in spring 2019 at 110 South Mays Street. The Inspired Studio will feature a large coworking space that will also be available for community events and creative workshops. The owner, Nycia Emerson, aims read more

Boutique hotel overlooking Brushy Creek set to open in Downtown Round Rock soon

January 18, 2019 | In In the Press

This article was originally published in Community Impact. The Ruby Hotel, located at 400 Fannin Ave., Round Rock, is now taking reservations for Feb. 14 and beyond as the boutique hotel nears completion. A grand opening will likely be held in late read more

Update: Liberty Barbecue to open on Main Street Friday, Dec. 7

December 7, 2018 | In DiningIn the Press

Update: Liberty Barbecue will officially open at 103 E. Main Street at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The restaurant will be open for dinner service only for the first week of operation. Regular business hours will be 11 a.m.-11 read more