When Ken Hackett first considered purchasing the downtown building that housed Granbury’s First Methodist Church for almost a century, there were also other groups interested in purchasing it. The other presented plans included demolition of the building or gutting and covering the building in a new facade. Ken Hackett’s vision included the past and the future.
“I saw the opportunity to retro-fit this church building for a retail adaptation.” Mr. Hackett said about the Granbury Square Plaza that stands at the corner of South Crockett and East Pearl Street. “I wanted to preserve the history, so the memories wouldn’t be lost for those who loved this space. We also needed to adapt the building for mixed use.” Hackett’s desire to respect this space helped Granbury keep the charm of history and forge the future economic development for the community.
“Our goal was to include multiuse, architectural details for the building. I worked with a local designer to keep the character intact.”
Hackett accomplished that and now Granbury has a “Class A” office-use and a retail-use facility, plus an open-air plaza where the community meets, relaxes and has fun. It also provides access to groups who want to host festivals, sell produce or entertain audiences.
Discover the true heart of Granbury Square Plaza for yourself. Enjoy indoor shopping surrounded by landscaped plazas, beautiful fountains and relaxing public areas for all to enjoy. Visit with the shop owners and staff. Browse the boutiques and studios. They care about your shopping experience. For convenience and peace of mind, Granbury Square Plaza offers close-in, lighted parking. Most of the merchants are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Plaza’s open-air stage hosts a variety of festivals and entertainment venues. Non-profit, patriotic and church organizations are just a few of the groups who utilize this area. Parties, weddings and receptions enjoy renting the large open-air space too.
New events are planned each month for the Plaza open-air area. Festivals, concerts and more, like Granbury’s Wine Walk, make the Plaza the place to be in Granbury.
• Caylor Creek’s owner, Audrey Caylor, brings fashion to the Plaza. This classy boutique offers something for everyone with easy access. Suite A101 254.396.9399
• Texas Sampler offers gourmet foods, gift baskets, accessories for home and you. Suite C107 817.573.3486
• Positively YOUnique is a specialty shop for baby, sports fans and more. If they don’t have it, Tammie Stone will make it. Suite C105 940.393.3995
• Mia Bella Spa - Michelle Rodriquez invites you to “Rest, Relax & Rejuvenate” with massage therapy, facials, body scrubs and wraps, spray tanning, shellac, acrylics and more. Suite B102 682.936.7216
Other offices include photography, artists, a beauty shop, counseling and the Hood County GOP.
For more information about the Granbury Square Plaza call 817.579.9181.