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A look inside the Hutto Co-op District

The Hutto Co-Op District, which is still under construction, will be 35 acres of retail, restaurants, businesses and homes.

HUTTO, Texas — Growth is happening everywhere in Central Texas. But as the new buildings go up, they sometimes take history with them.

In Hutto, the history and the future are coming together.

The Hutto Co-Op District is still under construction, but when it's complete, it will be 35 acres of retail, restaurants, businesses and homes – something of a city inside of a city.

The district will include a post office, the new Hutto City Hall and the city's new library. 

It's all being built where a cotton gin and granary once called home nearly 100 years ago. The land was bought by the City of Hutto 18 years ago, and the City's goal is to honor both the old and the new.

RELATED: How Hutto became 'Hippo Nation'

Southside Market is a bit of both. It opened up its new location 140 years after its founders first sold meat out of the back of a horse buggy. More restaurants are planned in the area, including a brewhouse that's still under construction.

But if you're looking for somewhere you can go now, Baked 'N Sconed borders the Co-Op District and is home of the "sconewich."

Other facilities expected in the completed Co-Op District include outdoor venues for live music and a movie theater. The district is also located just a few hundred yards northeast of the Hutto Hippos' new football stadium.

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