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Georgetown council approves sale of historic post office, court buildings

Negotiations are underway to sell the historic post office and municipal court and city council chambers. The City hopes to close on the properties in early 2019.

GEORGETOWN, Texas — The city council of Georgetown on Tuesday approved real estate contracts for the sale of two downtown buildings -- the historic post office and the municipal court.

Located at 113 E. Eight Street, the proposal for the post office includes a ballroom, restaurant and a bar. The proposal for the municipal court -- which also includes city council chambers -- at 101 E. Seventh Street, includes a restaurant and micro-distillery.

The City of Georgetown earlier this year solicited proposals from potential buyers for three city-owned buildings. The remaining building included the Visitors Center at 103 W. Seventh Street.

On May 22, the council gave direction to negotiate with City Post Partnership for the sale of the post office building, and to negotiate with Loyal Spirits Distilling Company / URBAN Eat. Drink for the sale of the municipal court building. They did not proceed to negotiate with any proposer on the Visitors Center building. The terms were approved for the sale of the two buildings on Aug. 7.

The City of Georgetown hopes to close on the properties in early 2019 prior to moving to new facilities west of downtown at Eighth and Martin Luther King streets.