Downtownrockwall.org is the informational site for Shops, Businesses, Restaurants and Events in and around Downtown Rockwall TX. If you are looking for a weekend destination full of food, shopping and fun Rockwall Texas is a must.
Rockwall Tx was founded in 1854 on a hill overlooking the East Fork of the Trinity River. The City and County was named for a extensive underground rock formation discovered by Terry Wade in 1852. The stone wall was found while Wade was digging a well just outside the present square of Rockwall. Since then, many additional outcroppings of the wall have been discovered in the area, looking strangely man made. The debate continues to this day with many claiming it is a stone wall created thousands of years ago by unknown inhabitants. Others maintain that the rock wall is a natural geological formation.
Downtown is a growing and vital part of the city. In 2009 Rockwall was named a Texas Main Street City by the State of Texas. This preservation movement involves more than saving Rockwall’s historic buildings. Economic growth, urban revitalization and the creation of new jobs are all vital issues the Main Street program addresses through rehabilitation of historic structures. The mission is accomplished by utilizing a comprehensive approach known as the four point approach: design, promotions, organization and economic restructuring.
Since the Main Street program began the downtown area is growing with numerous restaurants, stores, and businesses locating there to take advantage of the increasing popularity. Shop Rockwall is the weekend goal for many who travel to to experience it’s charm, history, and bargains. With numerous places to stay, Rockwall is becoming a destination city. Great restaurants like Zanata’s, Restaurant Ava, Texas Roast, Bin 303, the Candy Jar Malt Shop, Old Timers Cafe, The 66 Diner, and others. If shopping is your passion, downtown Rockwall has stores to please any taste. Texas Traditions, Echo Wear, Bella’s House, The Rockwall Cake Factory, Candlelight and Lamposts, Groovy’s, Kim Hoegger Home, Rockwall Running Center and a host of other provide a variety of unique items which make Rockwall a must destination.