3 businesses set for Cedar Park, Leander; Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar coming to Round Rock in spring and more Central Texas news

Sephora sells a variety of beauty products from a broad selection of beauty brands. (Courtesy Sephora)
Sephora sells a variety of beauty products from a broad selection of beauty brands. (Courtesy Sephora)

Sephora sells a variety of beauty products from a broad selection of beauty brands. (Courtesy Sephora)

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

Cedar Park-Leander

3 businesses coming soon to Cedar Park, Leander

Here are three businesses opening soon in the Cedar Park-Leander area.

H-E-B opens new Leander store



Leander-area residents have a new H-E-B store to shop at starting Nov. 17.

Creole-focused La Joie brings fine dining to Cedar Park

Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nick Harrison said he would watch his grandmother labor over gumbo just for small family dinners.

When he asked why she spent so much time on meals, she would respond in French, “c’est la joie,” which translates to “for the joy.” When Harrison opened the Cedar Park restaurant in November 2020, he knew he had to pay homage.

Georgetown

New drive-thru, walk-up coffee shop now open in Georgetown

August Beverage Co. had its grand opening event Oct. 30.

Round Rock

Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar coming to Round Rock in spring 2022

Representatives for Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar have confirmed a new location is coming to the former Mellow Mushroom location at 2600 N. I-35, Round Rock, in late spring 2022.

Taylor Girtman, Benton Graham, Brittany Andes and Brian Rash contributed to this report.






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Pitmaster Orie King serves up a brisket platter at OG’s Barbeque at the Cedar Pork food truck park. (Leila Saidane/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Williamson County Commissioners Court will discuss allocating the remaining CARES Act funding during its Dec. 14 meeting. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
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County Treasurer Scott Heselmeyer said the county has approximately $18 million remaining of the $93.4 million Williamson County received from the CARES Act.

The Gringo's location in Katy is pictured. A new Conroe location is planned for late 2022. (Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
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The neighborhood has a pool, clubhouse and playground on Heritage Park Drive.
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US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
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The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
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Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

A mosquito trap tested positive for West Nile virus Dec. 2 in Cedar Park near RM 1431 and West New Hope Road, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District. (Courtesy Pexels)
Mosquito trap in Cedar Park tests positive Dec. 2 for West Nile virus

This is the second positive test reported in Williamson County this week.

The work is expected to last into early 2026. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The project will add two tolled and one non-tolled lane in each direction.