The Hub of downtown Temple

Downtown Temple is seeing a bit of a renaissance these days.  New restaurants are opening while long time ones expand their services, small retail businesses are blossoming, and renovations of old buildings is not an unusual site.  And nowhere is this growth more evident than on So. 2nd St. at The Hub.

HUB interior sign

With nearly half a city block under one roof, The Hub offers visitors to downtown a smart shopping experience in air conditioned comfort.   With around 60 rotating artists in residence, a party event room,  and boutique shops offering items such as apparel, home decor, gifts, and even something for pets, The Hub offers people a shopping experience you might find in a larger town, but still with that small business in a small town attitude.

HUB homestead

HUB kids clother     HUB women chocolate

HUB Food truck

But it's not all about shopping at The Hub.  If you're hungry you'll find the only food truck in Temple operating INSIDE.  It's always perfect weather when you dine at Sweet Eileen's Vintage Cafe & Ice Cream Shop.  With menu items like sandwiches, chicken salad, and lighter fare, this interior food truck court is the perfect place to meet your friends for a quick lunch.  Check out their complete menu HERE.  But make sure you save room for dessert.  Not only does Sweet Eileen's offer pastries like cookies, pie, and brownies, but nowhere else can you design and create your very own Ice Cream Sandwich! 

HUB table

Check out The Hub for yourself.  It's easy to find.  Just head downtown to So. 2nd St., directly across from Pignetti's & The Green Door, you can't miss it.  

Here's the July "First Friday" musical guests

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