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Explore the Excitement of Downtown Rowlett

Historic city center offers plenty of things to do from shopping and dining to events and more

By Kari Kynard Ridge on August 9, 2019

Rowlett, TX: Downtown
Rowlett / Charlee Tabor

The city center keeps growing, as new businesses and residents jump on board to be a part of it. More and more community events are showcasing this evolution and the renewed vibe is sparked by a reconstruction of the Main Street project that includes rebuilding the street and sidewalks.


If you’re hungry, you’re in luck. With a core of well-established local favorites and new restaurants opening this year, Rowlett Downtown offers many dining options. In April, Book Club Café opened offering simple foods, a casual atmosphere and a showcase for local musicians and artists. Coming soon: Dos Chavos Tex-Mex Bar & Grill also plans to open downtown in 2019.


Thirsty? When you want to wet your whistle, Bankhead Brewing Co. features locally crafted brews, wood-fired pizzas, pub grub and an outdoor patio that’s open year- round. The Modern Well seeks out farm-fresh ingredients for its craft coffees and pastries.

Personal Care

Whether you need a no-nonsense haircut or some pampering, the Village has you covered. Redemption Barber Shop offers classic cuts, modern short styles for men, women and children and straight-razor shaves. Wax, Lash & Beyond offers a natural skin studio and a gamut of services such as body massage, spray tans, waxing and facials.


Whether you need to buy a gift or get something for your home, you can do your shopping right here in Rowlett Downtown. Lexie’s opened in May 2019 and offers contemporary women’s apparel and accessories. Girlfriends Boutique sells clothing, jewelry, spirit items, furniture and gifts. Main Street Cigar Company offers indoor and outdoor lounges and a large selection of cigars. Slater Lawn & Garden features a nursery where you can talk with their experts, and offers services such as landscaping. Slater Firearms offers a large selection of firearms, ammunition and also classes.


If you’re looking for reading materials and community programs, you’ll find what you need at the Rowlett Public Library. The library relocated downtown in 2018, bringing easy access to thousands of books, magazines and movies as well as public computers. The library also hosts a range of classes and programs, such as story times and after-school activities.


There’s always something happening in the Village of Rowlett Downtown. The Spring Main Street Market is a biannual event on the Village Green featuring shopping, food trucks and free parking and admission. If you’re hankering for fresh produce, local crafts and live music, the Rowlett Farmers Market is held on Thursdays. Movies on Main presents free family-friendly selections on an outdoor screen on Friday evenings in September, and a downtown Summer Concert Series is scheduled for Friday nights in August. If you’re looking for an event venue, Main Street Rowlett is a popular spot for weddings, graduations, family reunions and any other event worth celebrating.


The historic Rowlett Downtown offers many housing options, including Village of Rowlett apartments, which offers modern amenities such as granite countertops and upscale lighting. There are a variety of floorplan options for these pet-friendly apartments, located near restaurants, shops and the DART Rail that whisks residents into Dallas and surrounding communities.

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