It All Starts Here

Downtown Temple is going through a revitalization phase featuring new businesses, expansions, redevelopment, and renovations. Each year Discover Downtown Temple and the Temple Main Street Program highlight all the upcoming businesses, available spaces, and interesting places that downtown Temple has to offer. This year, the Imagine The Possibilities tour featured 26 stops.

Discover what is in store for downtown Temple! Here's everything you need to know about upcoming businesses in the downtown district.

The 2023 Imagine the Possibilities Tour in downtown Temple was a resounding success, offering attendees a glimpse into the city's vibrant future. From exploring historic landmarks to witnessing ongoing revitalization projects and supporting local businesses, participants left the event excited about the endless possibilities that downtown Temple holds. With a collective vision and dedicated community engagement, the city is well on its way to becoming a destination that not only preserves its rich heritage but also embraces innovation and growth. The Imagine the Possibilities Tour served as a catalyst for this transformation, uniting stakeholders and sparking enthusiasm for the bright future of downtown Temple.

Imagine the Possibilities Tour Stops

May 24, 2023, 5-8 PM


First Christian Church 300 N 5th St Showcased the future plans at this beautiful church
Architectural Plan Review 315 N 3rd St Revealed the future improvement plans that will be made at this old chiropractor's clinic
Melody's Brunch & Bar 116 S 1st St Recently remodeled into a stylish brunch and cocktail restaurant.
Lenna Lane 118 S 1st Recently remodeled into a classy boutique
Hattrick 217 N Main St Showcased an old electronics store that was remodeled into a combination sports bar and indoor soccer pitch 
Lagniappe 111 N Main St A brand new bridal boutique is expected to open soon!
KPA Engineers 19 N Main St Showcased the many public projects that will facilitate private downtown redevelopment. 
Travis Wilkes Building 9 N Main St A recently remodeled building 
Bon Bon Market  2 S Main St The repurposed building will be a new Asian mini-market to open in June 2023.
  120 S Main Available for lease
Chupacabra Gym 201 S Main St Showcased a brand new trendy gym. 
Relics Antiques 202 S Main St The reception highlighted a popular downtown antique store.
Main Street Design & Consign 204 S Main St Showcased a new consignment shop that will be opening soon!
Kids R Us 204 S Main St Showcased a new downtown childcare business that will open soon.
Precious Memories 17 N 2nd This reception focused on the exciting rehab improvements that are planned at this building
Hawn Plaza 3 N 2nd Highlighted exciting building restorations are now underway at the Hawn Hotel, Arcadia Theater, and Hawn West, formerly the Old Sears Building. 
Temple Children's Museum 11 N 4th St Focused on the Temple Children's Museum and its future building plans.
Bird Creek Brewing 8 S 4th St This reception showcased the building's rehab and repurposing to make it the new home of Bird Creek Brewing
Vacant Space 12 S 4th St Shop space that available for lease
Wreck Room & Art Dept 14-16 S 4th St Rehab and repurpose the building to make it the new home of a workshop & gallery for local artists and makers.
Weird Dough Cafe and Bakery 11 N 6th St The future home of a cafe and bakery will feature art from local artists that will open soon!
Temple Public Library 110 W Adams Temple Public Libary's future building plans.
Vacant Building 315 W Central Ave An empty building that is available for lease.
Mo's Bar & Grill 8-10 W Ave B Recently remodeled into a combination bar & grill game room and night club. 
Santa Fe Depot 315 W Ave B The reception start/launch site held information about possible restoration ideas for the MKT Depot. 


Imagine the Possibilities Tour

showcased upcoming Downtown Improvements

Discover Downtown Temple and the Temple Main Street program hosted the 2023 Imagine the Possibilities Tour on May 24th.  The event was a simultaneous series of open house receptions in downtown Temple which downtown property owners showcased their buildings.

Some of these open house receptions:

  • Buildings that are soon to be restored or rehabbed,
  • Buildings that are now being restored or rehabbed,
  • Buildings that have recently been restored or rehabbed, and
  • Buildings or spaces that are for sale or for lease.


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Dan Kelleher

Dan Kelleher Main Street Manager

Dan Kelleher is the Main Street Manager and part of the Destination Marketing Division of the City Of Temple Communication & Marketing Department. Dan has been a part of the city for many years and plays a vital role in the continued success of the ever-growing downtown district. Each year Dan Kelleher promotes the Imagine The Possibilities tour in downtown Temple.