badger building

Wed
02
Oct

Burnet welcomes new winery, honors building's past

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Downtown Burnet recently celebrated the grand opening of Wedding Oak Winery, which has taken up residence inside the recently renovated historic Badger Building and Tex Robertson Building. The City of Burnet and Burnet Economic Development Corporation welcomed the business as a new partnership focusing on bringing economic opportunities to town while respecting the history of Burnet and it's historic square.

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The city of Burnet welcomed a new business to its historic downtown square as members of the community joined Wedding Oak Winery owner Mike McHenry and City officials at the winery's ribbon cutting on Thursday, Sept. 26.

The winery opened its doors Sunday, Sept. 8, at the site of the newly renovated Badger Building and Tex Robertson Building at the corner of Jackson and Pierce Streets and has been well-received by the community in regards to its fresh new business and its respect of the town's history.

The Badger Building has been a focal point in the community since 1883, and served as a gathering place for the young men and women of early Burnet. The late Tex Robertson purchased the building in the 1960's and utilized it as a community center, but through the passing of time, the building slowly emptied and became just a snapshot of times past.

Wed
02
May

Vaughn briefs council on Badger Building

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Recently-begun construction on the Badger Building, located on the corner of Jackson and Pierce Streets on the Burnet Courthouse Square, will be funded through a $2 million loan paid off by sales tax revenue collected by the Economic Development Corporation, City Council members learned last week.

Burnet City Manager David Vaughn briefed City Council on this payment plan at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 24, stressing that no city property taxes would be needed to pay off the loan.

Vaughn stated STF, a company out of Liberty Hill, will be in charge of the repairs on the building. The area around the Badger building was cordoned off by the company on Tuesday, April 24, as crews began work on the restoration.

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