Downtown Waco 101: Who we are and What we do.

The beginning of a new year seems like a great time to tell you who we are and how we serve Downtown Waco. The Downtown Waco website ( downtownwacotx.com ) and associated social media are services of Public Improvement District 1 (see map below). The Public Improvement District (PID) is made up of property owners in the core of Downtown… Read More »


Market in a Box: Waco Downtown Farmers Market expands online

We know how Saturdays go for a lot of you. Soccer games, birthday parties, work. It can be hard to make it to the Waco Downtown Farmers Market between 9 and 1. But now you don’t have to. On Tuesday, the Waco Downtown Farmers Market is launching an online store, called Market in a Box, that will give you access… Read More »


Pizza, sweets, ceviche and more. Union Hall names food hall offerings

It’s the moment our palates have been waiting for, the reveal of the eateries moving into Union Hall, Waco’s first food hall. Union Hall, at the corner of 8th and Franklin, will be home to a slew of eateries and more, all under one roof. Union Hall is scheduled to open its doors this summer. The vendor list so far… Read More »


Deep in the Heart Film Festival brings another slew of good films downtown

It’s time to sit back, relax and watch a lot of great stories at the 2019 Deep in the Heart Film Festival. This year sounds like another engaging line up of shorts, feature films and festival functions. This year, the slate features 111 films over four days, including seven feature films. As always, the shorts are curated into different blocks… Read More »


Glass Phoenix rises up on Austin Ave.

There’s something new (soft)opening on Austin Avenue this week, Glass Phoenix Tobacco and Mercantile. The venture is spear-headed by downtown resident Clint Trimble and co-owners Kyle and Clayton Tannery, experienced retailers from Austin. Glass Phoenix will carry cigars and other tobacco-related items to fill a hole that otherwise has not been filled downtown. The other aspect is what Trimble describes… Read More »