Read business and community news from the past month from Central Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Walk-up coffee shop Burgandy Star Espresso now open in Buda
The shop sells specialty lattes, mochas, cold brews, frappes, macchiatos and more.
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.