Economic Vitality

Recent Developments in Downtown Beaumont

The City of Beaumont continues to be an outstanding public sector advocate and investor in the revitalization of downtown Beaumont.

  • Newly rebuilt brick sidewalks throughout all of downtown.
  • $23 million aesthetic improvements to Calder Avenue, one of the leading entryways into downtown Beaumont.
  • $10 million for the Event Centre, which is located at 700 Crockett St. The Event Centre includes a lake with beautiful fountain to the east, and a great lawn with walking trail to the west.
  • $2.5 million expansion of the Tyrrell Historical Library
  • Beautiful Mountain Skate Park near the Event Centre.

The Rotary Club Centennial Playground at 600 Crockett Street adds yet another addition to the new Event Centre complex. This playground is accesible to all children, and is a wonderful way to attract younger folks to downtown Beaumont.

Private Investment in downtown is exceptional. Cathedral Square on Trinity Street is one of downtown’s most important developments. Several restaurants are located within the same block of 26 newly constructed lofts. One of the buildings used for these lofts was a historic building. See “Living in Downtown” for more information about this area.

Edison Plaza is another succesful example of revitalization. This building now owned by Albanese Cormier Holdings has seen a re-birth. The spacious lobby now hosts a restaurant, bank branch, as well as a coffee lounge. We are excited for the buildings renewed success as a premier downtown office space.

The Port of Beaumont is also a leading partner in downtown development. Recently, three railroad lines were relocated from riverfront park. The relocation will allow for riverfront (Neches River) expansion as well as more cargo space for the Port of Beaumont, one of the nation’s leading military ports. The price tag was $16 million.

Future Goals

Beaumont Main Street will remain committed to a methodical downtown revitalization effort. Emphasis will be placed on the following:

1. Attract developers to invest in downtown living, especially in historic properties. Targeted buildings for development include the Goodhue Building, Edson Hotel, Nathan Building, and Gilbert Building.

2. A partnership with the City for the development of a downtown hotel, specifically the Hotel Beaumont or new construction.

3. Planning and implementing quality promotions that not only encourage a positive image of downtown, but promotions that mature as the downtown business, professional, entertainment, residential and artistic communities grow.

4. The ability to purchase endangered historic properties, complete emergency repairs and secure an appropriate buyer for development.

5. Recruitment of downtown business to increase occupancy rates and increase the need for building renovation and upkeep.

6. Provide architectural, marketing and business assistance to property and business owners within our target area.

Dining Options in Beaumont

Suga's Deep South Cuisine
& Jazz Bar

Friday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am to 3:00pm

Monday – Thursday | 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday | 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday| 11:00am to 3:00pm

New York Pizza & Pasta

Monday – Thursday | 11:00am to 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday | 11:00am to 10:00pm

Dooley's BBQ & Grill

Tuesday – Thursday | 11:00am to 6:00pm
Friday | 11:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am to 2:00pm

1701 Barbeque

Tuesday – Saturday | 11:00am to 2:00pm (or sellout)

Chuck's Sandwich Shop

Monday – Friday | 6:00am to 2:00pm

Two Magnolias

(inside the Art Museum of Southeast Texas)

Monday – Friday | 11:00am to 2:00pm

The Fit Fuel

Monday | 10:30am to 5:30pm
Tuesday – Thursday | 10:30am to 5:00pm
Fridays | 10:30am to 4:00pm

Colin's Kitchen

(inside the Jefferson County Courthouse)

Serving daily lunch specials and short order menu items

Monday – Friday | 7:00am to 3:00pm

Katharine & Company

(inside the historic Mildred Building)

Lunch Daily | 11:00am to 2:00pm

Current

(inside the Edison Plaza)

Monday – Friday | 11:00am to 2:00pm

Spoonbill Cafe

(inside the Edison Plaza)

Monday – Friday | 7:00am to 3:00pm

Pour Brothers Brewery

Tuesday – Thursday | 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday – Saturday | 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Subway

Monday | 8:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday – Friday | 8:00am to 6:00pm

Retail & Services

Various

434 Fannin

Ace Imagewear

Antiques and Resale

BAW Resale

Monday – Friday | 11:00am to 6:00pm
Saturdays | 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sundays | 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Banking

BBVA

Dugood Credit Union

Inside Edison Plaza

350 Pine Street

Community Bank of Texas

409-861-7286

Inside the Stedman Building

490 Park Street STE. 105

Retail

The Loft

The Music Studio

Spoonbill Cafe

(inside the Edison Plaza)

409-241-7236

350 Pine Street

Retail at the Mildred Building

Property for Sale or Lease in Downtown

Visit www.downtownTX.org for detailed information on downtown properties and spaces available.

Disclaimer:

Beaumont Main Street is not a realty company. This list changes frequently, and other buildings that are not listed here may be available.

Please contact us for more information at 409-838-2202 or email at development@beaumontmainstreet.org

Cultural Facilities in Downtown Beaumont

Here we showcase public, civic, and religious buildings, as well as parks in downtown Beaumont.

You will find a multitude of places where you can kick back and watch a show, sit and read a book, learn something new in a museum, or worship.

We hope you enjoy your visit to downtown Beaumont!

Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Downtown Beaumont is home to three performing arts facilities: The Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts, the Jefferson Theatre, and the Beaumont Civic Center. All three are owned and operated by the City of Beaumont.

In addition to these facilities, the city also owns The Event Centre, which is a beautiful multi-use space overlooking downtown.

All of these spaces are also available for rent for your special event!

Visit www.DiscoverBeaumont.com for more information.

Fire Museum of Texas

Museums

Beaumont is often referred to as the museum capitol of Texas! With 19 museums, its easy to see why! The following are museums within downtown. Click on each link for more information.

Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica

Houses of Worship

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church: 675 College St.

First United Methodist Church: 701 Calder Ave.

Riverside Church: 530 North Main St.

Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica: 700 Jefferson St.

Saint Mark Episcopal Church: 680 Calder Ave.

Temple Emanuel: 1120 Broadway St.

Former Houses of Worship

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church: 527 Forsythe St.

First Baptist Church: 900 Calder Ave.

C.A. "Pete" Shelton Plaza & The Worlds Largest Working Fire Hydrant

All Fun & Play

C.A. “Pete” Shelton Plaza – at the Fire Museum of Texas
Home of the world’s largest working fire hydrant!
550 Mulberry Street

Beaumont Rotary Centennial Playground
600 Crockett Street

Beautiful Mountain Skate Park
999 Laurel Avenue

Great Lawn, the Lake, and Running Track
At the Event Centre
700 Crockett Street

Riverfront Park
(under construction)
Behind City Hall
805 Main Street

Economic Drivers

ExxonMobil Refinery

This 2,400 acre complex immediately southeast of downtown Beaumont employs over 2,000 and pays over fifty million dollars in local taxes each year. This flagship refinery of ExxonMobil produces over 2.8 billion gallons of fuel annually. Future expansions are planned.​

The Port of Beaumont

The Port of Beaumont is the fourth busiest port in the United States, and is the nation’s busiest military port. Located at the foot of Main Street, the port’s annual impact on Beaumont is over twenty million dollars. A future deepening of the Neches River will allow for a major expansion of the Sabine-Neches Waterway, opening the door for exponential growth and thousands of new jobs in Beaumont.

How Can We Help Owners & Developers

The Coale Building utilized historic tax credits and now is a restaurant.

Beaumont Main Street offers several options for assistance to both a business or private owner.
To learn more, please see the following links.

Revolving Loan Fund

Our most popular form of assistance comes from our Revolving Loan Fund. This fund is used to give small loans to downtown business to update or restore parts of their respective buildings. Learn more with the links below.

State and Local Incentive Program Information

Preservation Tax Incentives

All buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places are eligible for federal and state tax credits, however downtown Beaumont has the designation of a National Register District. Most buildings (not all) within the district are de facto members of the register, and are therefore eligible for tax credits. 

Federal and State Tax credit information from our parent organization, the Texas Historical Commission.

To receive tax abatements, the building and restoration measures must meet certain criteria. The following link describes the criteria that may allow for tax abatements.

For more information regarding Tax Incentives, please contact our office. We would be happy to meet with you and discuss your eligibility.