ROUNDUP: A look at 2020 business features in Cedar Park and Leander

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Lauren and Tom Davis own Splash Shack. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Lauren and Tom Davis own Splash Shack. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

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Mandy Granado applies makeup to client Madi Rawlins at Beauty Triq Salon & Makeup Bar in Cedar Park. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences owners Joe and Diane Mayes opened their shop in 2019. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Trisha Dunn works on an arrangement for a September wedding. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Pete and Becky Tamez started Isle Acre Farms to serve their family and other families safe, fresh produce. (Courtesy Isle Acre Farms)
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Coho salmon is a popular product for Savory Alaska. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Read about the 14 businesses featured in 2020 in the Cedar Park-Leader edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

January: Leanderthal Lounge

A tasting room, dubbed Leanderthal Lounge, opened in early December 2019.

February: Splash Shack

The Splash Shack, a cavernous indoor water park where the air temperature is always 82 degrees, opened in 2018 after spouses Tom and Lauren Davis accumulated decades of experience working for outdoor water parks.


March: J Marie Dance Studio

Since publishing, this business has closed.

Hip-hop, jazz, tap and dance team were offered, but to become proficient in any style, owner Jessica Marie Miller said a foundation in ballet is essential.

May: A look at business innovation

Read about how four local businesses adapted their sales and services during the pandemic.

Read more about Coyote Moon Coffee here. Read more about Isle Acre Farms here.

June: Beauty Triq Salon & Makeup Bar

A self-taught stylist, owner Mandy Granado said she remembers the challenges she faced to break into the business, so she offers an apprenticeship program for new stylists.

July: My Steel Magnolia

Since publishing, the boutique relocated to Northwest Austin.

Over recent months, the boutique has branched out from its clothing focus to create an all-occasion gift selection.

August: Guns Warehouse

After nearly 20 years of working in and owning gun shops in Austin, Russ Friesz decided to look homeward for his next business venture.

September: Patchouli Joe’s Books & Indulgences

The Leander bookstore opened in 2019, but its story begins in 1977 in Germany.

October: Visual Lyrics

Mother-daughter duo Donna Bennett and Trisha Dunn, respectively, provide flowers for about 70 to 80 weddings every year.

November: Savory Alaska

Owners Nathanael and Sarah Ferguson started their business in 2018 to give their friends and family in Texas a taste of Alaska.

December: Health and Soul Fitness

Even as restrictions ease and more in-person events may safely happen, owner Pam Moorhead said she will always offer a mix of online options going forward.

Have ideas for our 2021 business features? Email us at [email protected].
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.