Here are 8 businesses making an impact on Bastrop this summer.

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Kellar Farms

Kellar Farms, a gated residential community, celebrated its "opening of the gates" on April 26. The development consists of single-family homes with a "ranch style flair," according to the community's website. Kellar Farms also features a hiking trail, gazebo, bird watching area and pickleball court.The Colony

Ashton Woods Homes has expanded into Bastrop by opening new model homes for a development called The Colony. The Austin-based builder will offer 25 single-family home plans to choose from ranging from 1,589 to 2,904-square-feet with prices will starting at $334,000, according to a news release.Center for Social Emotional Learning

The Center for Advancement in Social Emotional Learning opened its first office space in downtown Bastrop on May 22. The center—which was founded in 2017 by Heidi Little—provides heart-based personal and professional development in multiple areas of body, mind and spirit as well as progressive education for all ages.Lamia Nail Lounge

The salon offers a variety of manicure, pedicure and waxing services with complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Lamia Nail Lounge accepts walk-ins and appointments.Coming Soon

Old Coyote Cafe

Old Coyote Cafe is locally owned by Roland Barrera, Dan Mages, James Stroud and Gabriel Taboada and will be opening in Cedar Creek this summer. The cafe will sell juices and coffee as well as farm-to-table breakfast tacos such as beef chorizo and egg tacos, bean and cheese tacos, brisket tacos and more.
  • Opening in late June or early July
  • 142 Northside Lane, Cedar Creek
  • Instagram: oldcoyotecafe
Frontier Bank

A new Frontier Bank location is coming soon to southern Bastrop County. The Smithville location will feature a walk-in banking center, night deposit and ATM, according to a news release. Frontier Bank has locations in Elgin, Bastrop, Austin and surrounding Central Texas areas.In the news


Bastrop's Chick-fil-A reopened on May 15 following a series of restaurant renovations. The Chick-fil-A had temporarily closed on April 30, and renovations include converting the drive thru window to a drive thru door, according to an email from franchise owner and Austin native Ryan Saum. The restaurant also expanded its drive through production capacity to increase service speed and added a breakroom.Spec's Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods

The family-owned business celebrated 15 years of business at its Bastrop store in May. Spec's Wine, Spec’s first came to the Austin area in 2007 offering alcohol, cigars, gifts and more.
  • 739 State Hwy. 71, Bastrop