Southside Market and Barbeque is coming to Hutto.
The restaurant is the first commercial tenant at the new Co-Op District in Hutto now under construction, according to the district’s developer, MA Partners.
The district is a 35-acre business, retail, entertainment and residential destination being developed on U.S. 79 in Hutto at the historic Gin property, according to a news release issued by the city.
The barbecue restaurant first opened in Elgin in 1882, where it is still operating. A second location opened in Bastrop in 2014.
“As Texans, we’ve had the personal privilege of enjoying Southside Market’s barbeque for decades and we could not imagine a better match for a project with the vision and scale of the Co-Op District,” said developer Bob Wunsch of MA Partners in the release.
One of the owners of Southside Market and Barbeque, Bryan Bracewell, said coming to the Co-Op District “is such a natural fit for us because Hutto is very similar to the two other towns we call home in that it’s a great place filled with salt-of-the-earth folks who have the same values we have,” according to the release.
A ground breaking for the Co-Op District, which includes four grain silos that have been preserved, took place in November.
A new City Hall — planned to be the anchor tenant of the Co-Op District — is anticipated to open within a year.
Information was not immediately available Monday about the projected opening date for Southside Market and Barbeque.