Others took part in the revitalization movement, and the Hood County seat became the first Texas downtown to be put on the National Register of Historic Places.
"I thought the town should remain in the mainstream of history ... A Living, Breathing, Community." - Mary Lou Watkins
"(The Nutts) took the bull by the horns, I guess you'd say, and started talking to some people in the community ... They just gradually began encouraging people in the community, and people from the metroplex, to purchase these old buildings, invest in them, fix them up and, you know, be respectful to history." - Melinda Ray
"(Watching downtown grow) was pretty incredible ... It's neat growing up in a small town, and then being able to watch it grow into something really special. You don't see this type of square very often in Texas." - Aaron King
A large park with trails, fountains, sculptures and bridges sits just a short walk from the downtown square in Granbury.
Several stretches of sidewalk on the square in downtown Granbury are made of large blocks of native stone and were laid in the late 19th century.
SpellBound carries a wide variety of gift items, jewelry and Texas-themed merchandise. Niche boutiques, like SpellBound, and other stores have been popular tourist spots for visitors.
The Pistillos didn't just want to be on the square. They wanted to raise the bar for merchants and create a new standard. To do so, they've decided to stay open later in the evenings: Open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Pistillos aren't finished investing in their newfound home's square, though. Tammy said in early September that they have taken over the lease for The Bridge just a few doors down from SpellBound close to the Nutt House Hotel.