QuikTrip coming to Leander; Hawaiian Bros restaurant to open in San Marcos and more Central Texas news

QuikTrip would be located at the corner of 183A Toll and Hero Way West. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
QuikTrip would be located at the corner of 183A Toll and Hero Way West. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)

QuikTrip would be located at the corner of 183A Toll and Hero Way West. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Leander-Cedar Park

QuikTrip planned at 183A Toll, Hero Way West in Leander

QuikTrip is planning to build a gas station and convenience store at the northwest corner of 183A Toll and Hero Way West in Leander.

New Domino's location opens in Cedar Park

Domino’s Pizza opened a new Cedar Park location May 24. Located at 115 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 110, the location has delivery and carryout options.

Central Austin

55,000-square foot commercial kitchen Prep ATX announces first 21 members

Prep ATX, a commercial kitchen space at 1300 East Anderson Lane, Austin, will open its 55,000-square-foot facility this summer for businesses that want to add to their production capacity, set up a ghost kitchen for delivery and takeout service or find a home for their consumer packaged goods service.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Hawaiian Bros to open San Marcos location June 8

Hawaiian Bros, which is known for Hawaiian comfort foods, will open its second stand-alone brick-and-mortar location in Texas at 1439 N. I-35, San Marcos, on June 8, according to a news release.

Round Rock

Las Vegas-based tech firm to build data center in Round Rock near Dell

Switch, a high-performing computing technology infrastructure company based out of Las Vegas, will build its fifth campus in Round Rock next to the Dell Technologies global headquarters.

Lake Travis-Westlake

LCRA officials unsure of how recent rainfall may impact toxicity of blue-green algae

The latest algae samples collected from Lake Travis continue to contain toxin levels that could be harmful to individuals or pets if ingested, according to a June 2 news release from the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Taylor Girtman, Warren Brown, Brooke Sjoberg, Amy Rae Dadamo and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.


Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center to get nearly $2M in federal aid for construction budget gap

The funds will go to help the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center cover increasing lumber costs.

Candlewood Suites Northwest Austin
Williamson County declines lawsuit against Austin over Candlewood Suites saga—for now

Williamson County did not hold a vote to file a lawsuit against the city of Austin over the contentious Candlewood Suites property in Northwest Austin.

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six area shopping centers, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy The Arboretum)
Owner of multiple Austin-area shopping centers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The company owns several major retail centers in Northwest Austin, Georgetown and Cedar Park.

First Citizens Bank opened June 14 in Cedar Park.
First Citizens Bank opens Cedar Park branch

The Whitestone Boulevard location is the bank's fourth Austin-area branch.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Nearly 80% of Williamson County residents over age 65 fully vaccinated and other COVID-19 news

Here is an update on COVID-19 numbers, including confirmed case and death counts, from Williamson County.

f45 training
F45 Cedar Park to reopen in July with new ownership

The fitness studio plans to reopen in late July.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for Texans to conserve energy June 14. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy with generation outages 2.5 times higher than normal

"This is unusual for this early in the summer season," said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT vice president of grid planning and operations, in a news release.

road cones
Cedar Park to improve 5 intersections on Whitestone Blvd., Parmer Lane

Construction to improve five Cedar Park intersections will start this summer.

UT Austin football stadium filled with fans
In Austin and the rest of the nation, the business of college sports is changing

If Gov. Greg Abbott signs SB 1325 into law, Texas will join a number of other U.S. states in allowing college athletes to profit off their names, images and likenesses.

Lingering symptoms, long-term impact of COVID-19 will take time to fully understand

Dr. Mary Katherine Theoktisto answers questions regarding the virus.