The most-read business news from 2020 in Cedar Park, Leander

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Nashville hot chicken restaurant Tumble 22 Hot Chicken opened April 22. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Nashville hot chicken restaurant Tumble 22 Hot Chicken opened April 22. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

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An Austin architectural and design firm plans to build a large arena for robotics competitions and entertainment in Cedar Park. (Courtesy Gensler Austin)
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The barbecue restaurant will open at 800 W. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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Leander’s newest H-E-B will be located at 19348 Ronald W. Reagan Blvd. in the new Bar W Marketplace. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
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Sharks Burger's menu includes burgers, sandwiches and "shark bites." (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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The Crossover is a 240,000-square-foot sports, health and entertainment facility located at 1717 Scottsdale Drive, Cedar Park. (Courtesy The Crossover)
Take a look at the 10 most-read Impacts and business updates from 2020 in Cedar Park and Leander. These include business openings, announcements and closings from the past year.

1. New 102,000-square-foot H-E-B store slated to open in fall 2021 in Leander

H-E-B officially announced plans for a second store in Leander.

Posted: Oct. 9

2. The Crossover in Cedar Park signs six new tenants, bringing total to eight


The Crossover—a 240,000-square-foot multisports facility formerly called iSports that is currently under construction in Cedar Park—signed deals with six new tenants.

Posted: Feb. 3

3. Cherry Creek Catfish in Leander closes

After recently celebrating its five-year anniversary, Cherry Creek Catfish in Leander has closed.

Posted: July 30

4.‘Topgolf-style’ robotics arena coming to Cedar Park

An Austin architectural and design firm plans to build a large arena for robotics competitions and entertainment in Cedar Park.

Posted: Feb. 13

5. Five Guys permanently closes Cedar Park location

The restaurant opened in May 2015.

Posted: May 10

6. Tumble 22 now open in Cedar Park for drive-thru service and online orders

Nashville hot chicken restaurant Tumble 22 Hot Chicken opened April 22 at 4501 Toll 183A in Cedar Park.

Posted: April 22

7. Sharks Burger's second location now open in Leander

Sharks Burger, a Leander burger restaurant, opened its second location June 8.

Posted: June 9

8. Austin-based Stiles Switch BBQ coming to Cedar Park

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew will soon be bringing its second location to Cedar Park.

Posted: May 14

9. Tumble 22 Hot Chicken coming to Cedar Park

Tumble 22 Hot Chicken—a Nashville hot chicken restaurant—has applied for a mixed-beverage license at the former location of PDQ.

Posted: Jan. 28

10. AJ’s Bar and Grill in Leander closes

AJ’s Bar and Grill in Old Town Leander has closed, according to the owner.

Posted: Jan. 7
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.



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