Knife maker moving HQ to Leander; single-family homes coming to Hutto and more top area news

The planned Cangshan Cutlery headquarters will be built in north Leander on Heritage Grove Road. (Courtesy city of Leander)
The planned Cangshan Cutlery headquarters will be built in north Leander on Heritage Grove Road. (Courtesy city of Leander)

The planned Cangshan Cutlery headquarters will be built in north Leander on Heritage Grove Road. (Courtesy city of Leander)

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Leander-Cedar Park

California knife manufacturer moving headquarters to Leander

Cangshan Cutlery, which produces premium cutlery, will develop a 400,000-square-foot production and administrative facility that will bring up to 300 jobs to Leander.

Pflugerville-Hutto



Citing staffing issues, Chick-fil-A location in Pflugerville temporarily closes dine-in, curbside service

In an early morning video released to social media Aug. 22, Kirk Thompson, owner and operator of the Chick-fil-A location at 18617 Limestone Commercial Drive, Pflugerville, in the Stone Hill Town Center, stated the restaurant is temporarily halting some services due to staffing issues.

219-home single-family rental community coming to Hutto

Adding to the diversity of housing options in the rapidly growing city of Hutto, officials have approved a new 219-home community to move forward.

Round Rock

Round Rock ISD trustee Jun Xiao announces intention to resign at next board meeting

Place 1 Trustee Jun Xiao announced his intention to resign at the next regular board meeting set for Sept. 16.

Georgetown

Dream comes true for owner of Mikey V’s on Georgetown Square

“Having a taco shop was always my dream since I was a kid,” Michael Valencia said. “I’ve always wanted to open my own restaurant.”

Taylor Girtman, Brian Rash, Brooke Sjoberg and Ali Linan contributed to this report.






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Leander ISD's board of trustees voted Sept. 9 to extend the district's mask requirement to Dec. 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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