Peeking in on Georgia’s Downtown

Twitter correspondent Emily Hurst sends this from-the-train-window view of the shuttered Byrd’s Market space at 420 Main St., at the corner of Prairie, as seen this morning. The owners of Georgia’s Farm to Market — the outsize buffet venue and natural-foods grocery store in that former Kmart space on the I-10 feeder near Dairy Ashford, formerly known as Sandy’s Market — are planning to open a second location here in November. Georgia’s Downtown will include a restaurant, a small grocery store (featuring many of the same products Georgia and Rick Bost pull from their farm and ranch in Waller, their own meat-processing plant in Bellville, and other local sources), and a beer and wine bar in the building’s basement, called “The Cellar.” They’ll also be renting out the basement for events. Behind the craft paper and signs on the windows, the interior is ready for its remodel — designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects.

Photo: Emily J. Hurst

3 Comment

  • Hate to see Byrd’s go because they were such nice people, but their selection as a market was terrible and the made-to-order food was a bit over-priced for the quality compared to its Downtown competition. Hopefully Georgia’s can step it up.

  • It will be interesting to see how it goes for Georgia’s. Revival Market has been raking it in by offering meat, produce and other goodies that you cannot get at Whole Foods or Central Market. And Revival has excellent food and coffee. But downtown is a different animal. Being a foodie funhouse might not be enough for Georgia’s.

  • I’m ridiculously excited about Georgia’s coming to Downtown! No more driving nearly to Katy for their buffet and good produce. I wonder if they’ll have the huge selection of herbs and teas in the new downtown location like they do in their original?