Below is a list of some of the businesses in Gruene that are situated in historic buildings. Stop in and take home some history with your purchases.
GRUENE ANTIQUE COMPANY
The Mercantile Building built by H.D. Gruene in 1903 once housed a bank, post office and dry goods store to serve the area farmers. The 6,500 sq. ft. ground floor space is now primarily home to the Gruene Antique Company. The store leases space to about 30 separate dealers and specializes in country decorative items, collectibles and furniture. The store is open daily.
For information, call (830) 629-7781 or visit www.grueneantiqueco.com.
In 2008, renovations were made to the space originally occupied by the U.S. Post Office in the left wing of H.D. Gruene’s Mercantile Building and Mozie’s Bar & Grill was born. Opening in February of 2009, Mozie’s offers a full bar along with a variety of delicious favorites, including juicy sliders, spicy 100% beef hotdogs, a 50’s style charbroiled burger, smoked turkey sandwiches, and a super-version of the West Coast Cobb Salad.
For information, call (830) 515-1281 or visit www.moziesbarandgrill.com.
Opened in 1994, this unique store is located in a house that was built in 1875 by Charlie Grosgebaur. H.D. Gruene bought it for his son Max and daughter-in-law, Olga, in 1902.
The store features a novel blend of Texas eclectic gifts, women's and home accessories, dinnerware, furniture, antiques, lighting and body care.
For information, call (830) 609-1613 or visit www.lonestaringruene.com.
COTTON EYED JOE’S
This building was built in the 1920’s as an addition to the Gruene lumber yard. It has since been an IGA store and a Chrysler dealership. The business now features Texas, as well as Gruene-themed gifts, souvenirs and, of course, t-shirts!
For information, call (830) 606-1995 or visit www.cottoneyedjoes.com.
This building was built in the early 1900’s as a storage barn for the lumberyard. It now features Texas wines and specialty beers as well as champagne, gourmet gifts, wine books and wine accessories. For information, call (830) 606-0093 or visit www.grapevineingruene.com.
Artist Dee Buck throws pottery on the wheel in his shop and fires it in a 2,600 degree wood-burning kiln. His pottery is functional – much of it kitchenware – and features an unglazed “country” look. Buck’s work is recognized throughout Texas and the U.S. and he enjoys showing visitors through his Gruene studio and giving demonstrations of his craft.
For information call (830) 629-7975 or visit www.buckpottery.com.
GRUENE GENERAL STORE
This building, built in the 1870’s was H.D. Gruene’s original mercantile store. The town was booming at the turn of the century and H.D. built a new mercantile in 1903 to expand his business (now houses Gruene Antique Company) and this structure was rolled to its present location by a team of horses to make way for the new structure. Later it became the Gruene lumber yard. The current business is a re-creation of an authentic general store with soda fountain and features candy, Texas food products, house wares and gifts.
For information call (830) 629-6021 or visit www.gruenegeneralstore.com.
This building served as the Gruene Brothers Garage in the 1920’s and 30’s and housed the Gruene’s horse drawn buggies prior to that time. The store now features quality label outdoor wear such as Patagonia, Woolrich, ExOfficio, Teva and fly tackle and gear.
For information call (830) 625-4440 or visit www.grueneoutfitters.com.