Georgetown businesses win President’s Awards from Texas Downtown

Oct 31, 2023

Two Georgetown businesses won President’s Awards from Texas Downtown. For over 35 years, the awards program, sponsored by Texas Downtown, has recognized outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns.

“Congratulations to BeLocal Georgetown for their exceptional accomplishment as the Best Downtown Partner, and to City Post Chophouse for their remarkable restoration endeavors and the well-deserved Best Rehabilitation/Best Restoration award, both honored by the Texas Downtown Association,” Georgetown’s Downtown and Tourism Director Kim McAuliffe said. “These awards are a testament to their dedication to enhancing our community and preserving our rich heritage. We applaud their contributions to making Georgetown a vibrant place for all to enjoy.”

BeLocal wins Best Downtown Partner

BeLocal Georgetown is a hyperlocal newcomer’s guide built upon the goal of connecting the newest families in town with the Georgetown locals Word-of-Mouth favorites. BeLocal Georgetown has been selected as the winner of the Best Downtown Partner Award, which recognizes a business that is positively impacting the community and contributing to the revitalization of downtown.

The City Post Chophouse wins Best Rehabilitation/Best Restoration

The City Post Chophouse renovation transformed the historic post office into a destination restaurant and event space while honoring the history of the building through a thoughtful approach to design. Much of the building’s exterior has been preserved and remains the same as when it was originally constructed. The interior space has been renovated to accommodate a full-service restaurant and event facility while retaining many of the unique features from the building’s former life as a post office. City Post has been awarded Best Renovation/Best Restoration, which recognizes excellence in rehabilitation or restoration of the interior or exterior of an existing building.

Texas Downtown was established in 1985 to connect and serve communities that are committed to downtown vitality. The mission of the organization is to provide members with resources, advocacy, education, and connections. Texas Downtown represents cities of all sizes, economic development organizations, nonprofits including chambers of commerce and merchant groups, and small business owners.

Winners of the 2023 President’s Awards Program were announced in Nacogdoches in conjunction with the Texas Downtown Annual Conference. For more information about the President’s Awards, the Texas Downtown Conference, or other programs of Texas Downtown, please visit

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