4-acre lagoon coming to Leander and more Central Texas news

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

Leander-Cedar Park

Proposed $1 billion development with hotel, residences, 4-acre crystalline lagoon coming to Leander

Leander Springs, a 78-acre, mixed-use project with retail, restaurants, entertainment, hospitality, office and residential components, is coming to town, Leander Mayor Troy Hill announced Oct. 15.

Located at the southwest corner of FM 2243 and 183A, expectations are that a fully developed Leander Springs could be valued at $1 billion, according to the city.



Southwest Austin

Easy Tiger set to make its South Austin debut Oct. 16

One month after closing its downtown Austin Sixth Street location, Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden is ready to launch its newest spot south of the Colorado River.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Southside Market opens in Hutto and 3 other business updates


Since 1882, Southside Market & Barbeque has served up authentic Texan barbecue. This week, Southside will bring its classic dishes to Hutto’s Co-Op District with the launch of its latest restaurant.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Bee Cave's St. David's Emergency Center offering free flu shots


St. David’s Emergency Center will offer free flu shots at its location within the Hill Country Galleria at 2813 Galleria Circle, Bee Cave. The service is available to adults and children at least one year of age, according to a St. David’s press release.

Central Austin

Biderman's Deli downtown, Mother's Cafe, and more Central Austin mainstays close their doors

The following businesses in Central Austin have announced their closures.

Northwest Austin

My Steel Magnolia boutique relocates to Northwest Austin


Women's boutique My Steel Magnolia relocated from Old Town Leander to Northwest Austin on Oct. 13. The boutique sells clothing and a broad gift selection. The business has recently expanded its products with baby gifts, pet gifts, housewares and custom printing.

North Austin business news: Sushi on Anderson Lane, Tai Chi, a second location for Old Thousand and more

The following businesses have recently opened or relocated in north Central Austin.

Travis County

Travis County judge: Bars will not reopen, despite permission from governor to do so


Bars in Hays County, Williamson County and Bastrop County were allowed to reopen at 50% capacity starting Oct. 14, but Travis County bars will remain closed for now, according to an Oct. 14 announcement from County Judge Sam Biscoe.

Kelsey Thompson, Olivia Aldridge, Amy Rae Dadamo, Taylor Girtman, Jack Flagler and Nicholas Cicale contributed to this report.



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Dr. Judith L. Thompson recently took the time to answer several general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
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Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Williamson County.

As President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oaths of office, elected officials from around Texas took to Twitter. (Courtesy Adobe Stock Images)
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Art Barn ATX owner Amber Gordon uses resin on a project. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Get messy on purpose, enjoy lake views at Art Barn ATX in Leander

The business hosts birthday parties and summer camps along with art sessions for all ages.

Williamson County increases its COVID-19 rent and utility aid. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County increases COVID-19 rent and utility aid

See how Williamson County continues to spend its federal coronavirus relief funding.

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Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines opened Jan. 19. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines now open

The county plans to begin vaccinating those who qualify under Phase 1B on Jan. 20.

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My Eyelab opening in Cedar Park, plus 2 more local businesses coming soon

Read about three businesses coming soon to Leander and Cedar Park.