Georgetown, 26 miles north of Austin, is the home ofSouthwestern University and just west of the city is Sun CityTexas. Tourist attractions include a historic downtown and a candlefactory.

Dallas-based NorthMarq Capital Inc. has arranged $4.3 million infinancing for the transaction. Paul Brighton, the NorthMarq vicepresident and senior producer who handled the deal, says itessentially was a land swap with Williamson County, which may builda convention center.

Brighton says Hall has been talking to major retailers aroundthe country about setting up shop in a "big box" retail developmentin Georgetown. Hall was not available for comment.

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