Revitalized Downtown

Downtown storefronts

Richmond's historic charm is fully on display in its downtown district. Over 200 years of history can be seen while strolling through the downtown streets. Visitors will find unique shops, restaurants, and businesses that have helped to create Richmond's own identity. Whether you are looking for boutique fashions, one of a kind antiques, a meal you won't soon forget, or a quick respite from the hustle and bustle of booming Fort Bend County - Historic Downtown Richmond has what you are looking for.

Storefront and sidewalk area of Sandy McGee's Restaurant
Iron Gate with Unwine'd sign, address, and separate sign saying "follow the alley."

Sandy McGee's has been a Richmond favorite for over 25 years. Owned and operated by Sandy McGee, the restaurant serves delicious sandwiches, soups, salads, deserts, and provides an expanded dinner menu. The restaurant is housed in a 100-year-old building that was formerly the Post Office Pharmacy. The restaurant offers several options for holding special events and has two private rooms available for reservations between 15 and 40. Larger groups of up to 60 may reserve the entire restaurant for private events. 

The Lone Star Saloon offers a one of a kind saloon atmosphere in the historic district and is known for its live music, great food, and a full bar. The original Lone Star Saloon burned to the ground in 2008 and was painstakingly rebuilt to reflect its historic past and has met all the requirements to remain listed in the Historic Societies list. 

Trough Juice Bar is the creation of Robin Rosen and her four daughters. Cold pressed juice, super food smoothies, coffee are all specialties. Breakfast and lunch food options, including panini sandwiches and salads are also available. The restaurant features a covered side porch where nighttime Yoga sessions are often offered. 

Wine enthusiasts, rejoice! Unwine'd is a haven for those looking to sample fine wine and charcuterie while enjoying a night out in Richmond's historic downtown. The wine bar and lounge offers wines by the glass or bottle. Guests may also order flights in order to sample the wide variety of wines that are available.

Catapult houses an art gallery, an art academy, and two studios for lease for creative professionals in the same building.  The Gallery specializes in contemporary art. We show, promote, and sell the artworks of rising local and national visual artists. The Academy offers art classes for kids and adults. Our art program focuses on developing art abilities and leadership skills.  We are located in Richmond Texas, historic district. More information at:

Desirae Hair Salon located in Downtown Richmond, Texas!

Desirae is a mom, a wife, and a owner of a hair salon! She has been in the hair industry for 15 years. Ever since a really young age, she knew she wanted to become a hairstylist. That was mainly due to coming from a family full of hairstylists and barbers, it's pretty much in her genetics to create beautiful hair. She wholeheartedly believe she was put on this Earth to make people feel beautiful from the inside out.

A really important thing to her is sharing her knowledge with her clients about how key wellness is overall, but specifically how wellness is strictly related to our hair. She is super passionate about education, she also does hair shows and teach classes as often as I can. Stop by and see Desirae!

Joseph's Coffee & Fine Cigars

Joseph's is a fixture of the Richmond community and first opened as a mercantile store in 1919. Joseph's is known as a local meeting place for officials from around Fort Bend County and for its vintage ambiance. A wide selection of coffee is available.

Those looking for a refreshing cold beverage will find:

  • Iced Coffees

  • Teas

  • Smoothies

Breakfast and lunch food options are available. The store also specializes in fine cigars and has a collection of vintage firearms available for purchase.


Blockhouse Coffee and Kitchen

Blockhouse is more than a modern coffee shop. Blockhouse locally sources many of its offerings, including coffee from the finest roasters in the Houston area, and stocks its shelves and menu with items from artisans from around the community. This dedication to the local community is even seen in its name, which comes from the blockhouse style fort from which Fort Bend County draws its name. In addition to coffee, Blockhouse also offers loose tea, baked goods, locally sourced ice cream, and cold drinks.