In 2014, Jim Lake Companies completed the purchase of many buildings in Waxahachie’s historic downtown square. Among the buildings purchased is the 103-year-old historic Rogers Hotel, which currently operates with retail, restaurant, office, and loft tenants.
Following the purchase of The Roger’s Hotel came the building at the corner of Main and Monroe streets. A motorcycle shop, smoothie bar, and the cutest western boutique sit below twelve beautiful lofts, which feature fireplaces, polished concrete, and wooden floors made from reclaimed basketball flooring. Customers and tenants are also able to enjoy a delicious Pop’s Burger within minutes of leaving their lofts and retail shops.
The former County Bank Building has recently been leased to Prime 115 Seafood & Steakhouse; the restaurant owner is ready to entertain and dine others from all around. Executive offices sit above the restaurant, and big plans for the intimate basement space are in the works. The intricate original detailing, old bank vaults, and porcelain flooring contribute to the beauty of the space.
Just across the street, the former County Records building has been redeveloped into retail spaces, second floor lofts above. The apartments have large windows that give tenants a view of the immaculate Ellis County Courthouse, the most photographed courthouse in the state of Texas.
The most recent purchase in downtown Waxahachie is the Texas Theatre, a staple of the community, which after some necessarily renovations, will once again operate as an event venue.