Retail & Downtown

A woman shopping at Cochrans

Great Opportunities for Your Business

Belton hosts a variety of opportunities for your retail or restaurant business. Its location along I-35 provides a steady flow of customers, and the historic downtown district is easily accessible and diverse, making it attractive to visitors and residents. Businesses range from well-known national retailers and restaurants to locally owned shops and homegrown eateries.

Retail Centers

Newly constructed and well-established retail shopping centers are available off and near I-35 and along Main Street. These retail centers are conveniently located and cater to interstate travelers and locals. Centers include H-E-B plus! and Belton Expo Plaza.

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Retail and Dining Flourish in Belton’s Historic Downtown

Downtown Belton provides a grand Central Texas experience, with historical architecture dating back to the mid-19th century. The historically renovated Bell County Courthouse, constructed in 1884, is an anchor for the downtown area, standing tall with its stately Renaissance Revival architecture. Other historic buildings flank the courthouse, adding to Belton’s charm and rich history. Downtown Belton is the place to shop, dine, catch a classic flick, and enjoy a locally brewed, ice-cold beer.

Unique restaurants fill downtown, serving everything from brunch with gourmet waffles made from scratch and BBQ to authentic Italian, Mexican and Thai cuisine. You can also get a freshly brewed beer right from our own brewing company or partake in a rooftop dining experience complete with beer, wings, pizza, and sports. 

Downtown Belton offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Retailers include Cochran Blair & Potts, an 1869 landmark that sells merchandise ranging from dry goods and gifts to clothing and boots, antique and gift shops, a bookstore, and so much more.

Ready to Establish your Business in Belton?

No matter your niche, we’re ready to welcome your retail or restaurant business to Belton. We have a variety of incentives available, including downtown-specific programs, to help you establish your company, along with many available properties to choose from.