The grand reopening for businesses along Williams Drive has been moved to June 1 due to the forecast for rain this Saturday. The event will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. The party will be held in the parking lot of Lone Star Circle of Care located at 2425 Williams Drive.
The event is a celebration of the businesses affected by the recent evacuations in and around the intersection of Williams Drive and River Bend in Georgetown. The community is invited to attend this free, family-friendly event to support local businesses as they reopen. The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the event, with assistance from the City of Georgetown and Williamson County. The event is sponsored by Atmos Energy.
“This community has proven itself to be incredibly generous and resilient,” Georgetown Chamber of Commerce President Jim Johnson said. “This celebration is a great opportunity for each business to showcase themselves and reopen their doors with strong sales and lots of customers.”
The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and remarks from Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross and Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided throughout the event, including food from Mariachis de Jalisco, the Pit BBQ, Golden Chick, and Hydrate Smoothie & Juice Bar.
Informational booths will be staffed by representatives from the affected businesses. Live music, a dunk tank, bounce houses, face painting and a City, County, and Atmos Energy vehicle showcase will run throughout the event. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to compete for prizes.
More details about the event can be found at GTXBacktoBiz.com.
About the evacuations
Atmos Energy responded to an underground gas leak on Feb. 20 in Georgetown. Subsequent evacuations affected 140 residences and businesses in the Williams Drive and River Bend area as a result of residual gas underground. Atmos Energy extracted the underground gas, repaired leaks, and has committed to continue pipe replacement projects in Georgetown in the coming months.
Atmos Energy paid claims to affected businesses, connected businesses with resources and facilities to continue their operations, and committed to processing claims throughout the evacuation. Atmos Energy will continue to provide support and work through the claims process with those affected as they reopen for business.