Tomball to open a community storefront on Main St.
The city of Tomball will convert a former jewelry shop into a new office and community information center, which may open in the spring.
The city’s marketing and events staff will move into the building at 215 West Main, next to Vickie B’s Boutique where Trinity Fine Jewelry used to be located.
“It will be one more space for city employees. It will make them so much more accessible,” said city manager Rob Hauck.
Currently, the marketing and events’ three staff members are sharing space with the city’s information technology staff.
Aside from city staff, the building will house a few volunteers who will be able to assist residents or visitors with questions about local businesses, upcoming events, or directions to city or county offices.
The city purchased the property in October for $265,000 and chose the site for its location.
“It’s got great front-facing angular windows so that pedestrians, motorists who are driving by can look into the windows,” Hauck said.
The storefront will be able to provide information to the public once it opens, as currently residents who drop by city hall tend to ask questions about city or county offices, upcoming festivals or have questions about businesses.
A buildout plan is currently in the works for the internal remodeling and technology connections.
Although the plan has not yet been approved, Hauck said he hoped it would be open by the spring.
“We want folks to be able to navigate Tomball,” he said.