MAY 25 ROUNDUP: Business updates from Central Texas

With social distancing measures still in place, celebrate Memorial Day weekend from the comfort of your home with these takeout family packs. (Courtesy Hopdoddy Burger Bar)
With social distancing measures still in place, celebrate Memorial Day weekend from the comfort of your home with these takeout family packs. (Courtesy Hopdoddy Burger Bar)

With social distancing measures still in place, celebrate Memorial Day weekend from the comfort of your home with these takeout family packs. (Courtesy Hopdoddy Burger Bar)

Read Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of Central Texas business news here.

6 barbecue-inspired family meals to celebrate Memorial Day 2020, support Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto restaurants

With social distancing measures still in place, celebrate Memorial Day weekend from the comfort of your home with these takeout family packs.

Spare Time Texas to reopen in Pflugerville

Spare Time Texas will reopen its Pflugerville location May 22 for in-person services, following a temporary closure due to the coronavirus, the company announced in a May 19 release.



Several Georgetown breweries ready to open May 22

Georgetown’s Barking Armadillo Brewing had been open two weeks before being shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now the new business is ready to open again May 22, after Gov. Greg Abbott gave permission to breweries to open at 25% capacity. But co-owner of the brewery Jacob Trimm said he has mixed emotions about opening.

Typhoon Texas opening date delayed due to pandemic; reopening pending governor's orders

During Pflugerville Community Development Corp.'s May 20 meeting, Typhoon Texas Chief Financial Officer Ray DeLaughter confirmed the outdoor water park would not be opening Memorial Day weekend due to the pandemic.

H-E-B opening new South Austin store near Slaughter Lane June 10

After a few delays this spring, H-E-B has set June 10 as the official opening date for its newest supermarket, located at 8801 S. Congress Ave., Austin, near Slaughter Lane.

Flow Yoga to relocate flagship Cedar Park studio in June

Flow Yoga will relocate its Cedar Park location in June to 202 Walton Way, Ste. 200, Cedar Park.

P. Terry's opens new location near UT campus

P. Terry's opened a new location at 517 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, on May 19.

Handmade jewelry store opens at the Hill Country Galleria

Anvil + Aura opened May 7 at the Hill Country Galleria at 1280 Hill Country Boulevard, Ste. E120, Bee Cave.

Surf Thru Express Carwash is coming soon to Bee Cave

Surf Thru Express Carwash is coming soon to Bee Cave at 16600 Sweetwater Village, Bee Cave. The business offers an express exterior car wash allowing customers to remain in their vehicles through the wash process.

Reopening: Here's what to expect when visiting these South Austin gyms this week

Gyms across the state of Texas can begin operations for the first time since March on May 18, as orders by Gov. Greg Abbott go into effect allowing the facilities to reopen at 25% capacity and with new health guidelines in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Kelsey Thompson, Ali Linan, Nicholas Cicale, Taylor Girtman, Jack Flagler and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.



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For a third consecutive semester, Texas public school districts will not be penalized financially due to declining enrollment and attendance as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, due to an extension of the hold-harmless guarantee, state leaders announced March 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas leaders ensure financial stability for public school districts through spring semester with hold-harmless extension

The guarantee also ensures that Texas school systems can retain their teachers for the 2020-21 school year for whom they originally budgeted.

Winter Storm Uri caused restaurants across Austin to close due to power outages and unsafe road conditions. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Energy GM Jacqueline Sargent resigns from ERCOT's board of directors in wake of winter storms

Sargent's departure follows a trend of resignations from the agency that oversees Texas' power system.

Central Texas Food Bank
Central Texas Food Bank announces distribution sites in March following winter storm

The Central Texas Food Bank is holding food distribution events throughout March for local residents experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lingering effects from damage caused by Winter Storm Uri.

Austin Marriott Downtown opens March 4. (Courtesy Austin Marriott Downtown)
31-story Austin Marriott Downtown opens March 4

The new hotel includes The Lobbyist, a two-story cocktail bar and Corinne Restaurant, a neighborhood dining and cocktail spot with an outdoor patio.

Courtney Manuel (center), I Live Here I Give Here executive director, and and board chair Kathy Smith-Willman (right) stand with Edward B. Burger, St. David's Foundation executive director, during Amplify Austin Day 2020. (Courtesy Trent Lee Photography)
Here's how to support Central Texas nonprofits during ninth annual Amplify Austin Day on March 4-5

The annual 24-hour giving campaign will begin at 6 p.m. on March 4.

People wait in line to receive a vaccine at an Austin Public Health vaccination site. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas offers COVID-19 vaccinations to school, child care workers

Educators, school staff and child care professionals are qualified to receive coronavirus vaccines effective immediately.

In response to Gov. Greg Abbott's March 2 announcement that Texas' statewide mask mandate and COVID-19-related business restrictions will be lifted as of March 10, the Texas Education Agency released updated public health guidance March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Updated Texas Education Agency guidance allows individual school boards to determine mask policies

"Under this updated guidance, a public school system's current practices on masks may continue unchanged. Local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy," the release reads.

H-E-B will continue to require employees to wear face masks until further notice. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B to require employees, ask customers to be masked despite upcoming expiration of governor's mandate

H-E-B officials announced their employees and vendors would still be required to be masked while on the job, and customers would be encouraged to wear masks while in stores.

Photo from inside a movie theater
Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy, closes theaters in downtown Austin and New Braunfels

Most theaters will remain open under an asset purchase agreement to the company's senior lending partners.

Winter Storm Uri ice
Winter storm closures deepen financial woes for Austin’s pandemic-battered restaurant scene

Some restaurants in Austin lost thousands of dollars in lost business due to business closures during Winter Storm Uri.