Blue Corn Harvest debuts in Leander; firearms training company opens in Georgetown and more April updates

Blue Corn Harvest Leander is located at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Blue Corn Harvest Leander is located at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Blue Corn Harvest Leander is located at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read business and community news from the past month from Central Texas.

Leander-Cedar Park

Blue Corn Harvest's Leander location now open

Blue Corn Harvest opened its third location April 19 in Leander. Its menu includes tacos, enchiladas, sandwiches and other specialties.

Central Austin



Newly named Zilker Eagle train will be back at the park this fall

Zilker Park's miniature train is getting a new name in preparation for a return to service this year—its 60th at the park. Previously called the Zilker Zephyr, the train course will re-open this fall as the Zilker Eagle.

Georgetown

Within ARMS Reach LTC now open in Georgetown

Within ARMS Reach LTC, a Georgetown-based firearms training company, opened in March. The company focuses on firearms skills training and offers license to carry courses online as well as in person at area gun ranges for clients to hone their skills.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Austin Pedal Kayaks opens in March

Austin Pedal Kayaks opened for the season March 3 at 1499 Graveyard Point Road, Lakeway, on Lake Travis. The company offers watercraft rentals including paddleboards, single and double kayaks, and pedal kayaks.

New Braunfels

The Downtowner Bar & Kitchen reopens in New Braunfels after yearlong closure

For some New Braunfels businesses, declining local cases of COVID-19 and loosening restrictions have paved the way for a return to more regular hours of operation.

More than one year after closing its doors during the coronavirus pandemic, The Downtowner Bar & Kitchen officially reopened April 8.

Northwest Austin

Luxury resale shop The RealReal opens first Texas store in North Austin

The RealReal offers discounts on luxury brands like Chanel, Gucci, Yeezy and more through authenticated resale on items. The store sells clothes, accessories and jewelry for men and women as well as home goods and art.

Round Rock

Round Rock Garden Center grows support in Central Texas community

Within the past year, increased popularity among at-home gardening trends and a younger clientele helped propel the business from relative obscurity to a community staple, the owners said.

Pflugerville-Hutto

KTonic Kombucha breaks ground in Hutto

Texas-based organic beverage company KTonic Kombucha held a groundbreaking for its 4,380-square-foot production facility and taproom in Hutto on April 15.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Walk-up coffee shop Burgandy Star Espresso now open in Buda

The shop sells specialty lattes, mochas, cold brews, frappes, macchiatos and more.

Southwest Austin

Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin

Vacancy Brewing opened April 2 at 415 E. St. Elmo Road, Ste. 1-D2, Austin, becoming the latest brewery to join the South Austin beer scene.

Olivia Aldridge, Taylor Girtman, Fernanda Figueroa, Amy Rae Dadamo, Lauren Canterberry, Iain Oldman, Megan Cardona, Kelsey Thompson, Brian Rash and Nicholas Cicale contributed to this report.