Downtown Garland Coming and Going
Maneuvering around barricades and cones, we tried to discern just what was open and what
was closed. We learned that vehicular traffic between Fifth and Sixth on State Street is closed,
but the sidewalks are passable for pedestrians. The Plaza Theater is open, and will be offering
free classic movies this Saturday afternoon and evening. Main Street between Fifth and Sixth is
now open to vehicular traffic and parking.
No problems getting from Sixth to Seventh on Main Street, and we noticed that the Latham
Bakery is now hiring, getting ready to open. The owners are pros, with three other locations, in
Kaufman, Canton and Forney. If you visit them on Facebook you will see all the beautiful baked
goods and other treats you will be able to enjoy in downtown Garland.
Driving up to the corner of Main and Ninth, we were saddened to see that Hubbard’s had
closed, with signs on the door asking us to visit their Rowlett location on 66. This Texas cafe has
been a breakfast favorite for Garland’s “insiders” for many years. Hubbard’s Cupboard first
opened in the space now occupied by Dos Banderas. When the property at Main and Ninth
became available, they snatched it up and made the move. We’re sorry to see them leave the
Please don’t forget that all those small, independent, family owned businesses in the downtown
area remain open and in need of your support. We want them to survive, so we’ll just have to
get used to driving around those barricades and finding parking in new places, perhaps
requiring us to walk a block or two. We all need the exercise.