From a historic setting and architecture, to less crowds, there’s a myriad of reasons that shoppers should come to Bastrop for their holiday shopping, business owners agreed during a 'man on the street' interview by the BEDC just before Christmas.
Art offerings are booming in Bastrop, especially downtown. And that situation has garnered statewide and national attention, according to several local artists who are also key community leaders.
“For a community the size of Bastrop, the increase in the last four years of art entrepreneurship has demonstrated an extraordinary growth,” said Karol Rice, a photographer as well as director for the planned Lost Pines Art Center and Commemorative Sculpture Garden on Chestnut Street.
Real Estate Council of Austin gathered at Neighbor’s Kitchen in Bastrop on Monday
Bastrop's success in maintaining its “small town feel” during recent years of impressive business growth is one of the strong attractions for retailers who have recently located here – and those who may be eyeing Bastrop for a move.
Owners Bryan and Rachel Bracewell stood at the front door on Tuesday during the opening day for Bastrop’s new Southside Market and Barbecue, greeting customers eager to taste their great barbecue. And the customers couldn’t wait to taste the delicious brisket, sausage and pork steaks, not to mention great desserts which include new menu items such as banana pudding and pecan pie.
TxDOT, U.T. and city officials speak to packed house at Convention Center
Transportation experts updated a packed room at the Convention Center on Wednesday about planned construction for two overpasses on State Highway 71 over the next several years. Concerns about how the highway construction will likely affect downtown traffic were among several questions raised by audience members.
Perched on a hill overlooking the Bastrop Business & Industrial Park, the Deep in the Heart Art Foundry is one of only three full-service, state-of-the-art sculpture factories in the United States. The other top two are in Colorado and New York.