IMPACTS ROUNDUP: News on 20 Central Texas businesses and nonprofits

Amie Gonser will open 620 Art Gallery & Studio in June as a fine art gallery and space for art education classes. (Courtesy Amie Gonser)
Amie Gonser will open 620 Art Gallery & Studio in June as a fine art gallery and space for art education classes. (Courtesy Amie Gonser)

Amie Gonser will open 620 Art Gallery & Studio in June as a fine art gallery and space for art education classes. (Courtesy Amie Gonser)

Read about Central Texas business news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage this week.

Round Rock

620 Art Gallery & Studio opening soon in Round Rock

620 Art Gallery & Studio is expected to open in Round Rock on June 13 as a fine art gallery and space for art education classes, owner Amie Gonser confirmed May 27.

Texas Spanish Academy reopens in Round Rock



Texas Spanish Academy, a Spanish immersion pre-K and child care facility, reopened May 1 following a temporary closure due to the coronavirus, Executive Director Edina Morrison confirmed in a May 22 email.

Gingersnaps Kids clothing boutique relocated to Round Rock in April

Gingersnaps Kids, a designer children's clothing boutique, relocated from Georgetown to Round Rock on April 15.

Georgetown

Harris Insurance Services opens in Georgetown

Anna Harris opened her insurance business, Harris Insurance Services, in Georgetown in early May.

Georgetown's Palace Theatre to become temporary movie theater

The Georgetown Palace Theatre will become a temporary move theater as performing arts centers remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Georgetown's Do Yourself a Flavor Catering closed May 21

Georgetown's Do Yourself a Flavor Catering closed May 21 citing lack of business due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Manor

Baylor Scott & White to open Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy in Manor

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy will open in Manor on June 1, according to a May 21 company news release.

South Austin

New South Austin-based startup connects customers with on-demand professional services

ZuriTap, a new app based out of a South Austin startup, launched earlier this year, offering on-demand professional services from a range of specialties, such as carpentry, dog grooming and cleaning.

South Austin Beer Garden has been part of the community for 1 year

South Austin Beer Garden—which reopened May 22 with other area bars under new state guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic—celebrated its first anniversary in business during the closure.

Skandanavia Contemporary Interiors to move to South Lamar Blvd.

Skandinavia Contemporary Interiors, a furniture store previously located on Anderson Lane, is preparing to open its new storefront at 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 300, Austin.

South Austin H-E-B at William Cannon and First Street set to close in June

H-E-B will be closing its location at William Cannon Drive and South First Street on June 5, according to a news release by the company.

New Braunfels

Schlitterbahn to reopen in mid-June at 25% capacity

Schlitterbahn plans to reopen its New Braunfels and Galveston waterparks in mid-June, according to a statement issued May 26.

Gruene Hall celebrated 45th anniversary in May

Gruene Hall celebrated its 45th anniversary under current ownership in May at 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels.

Granzin Bar-B-Q to reopen May 30 after self-imposed closure

Granzin Bar-B-Q will wrap up a 10-day closure on May 30, which was self-imposed after the business learned that two back-of-house employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

Buda

Buda Public Library to open with limited grab-and-go service June 1

The Buda Public Library will be opening to the public with limited grab-and-go service starting June 1 in addition to its curbside and phone services.

Pflugerville

Pflugerville's Typhoon Texas announces summer 2020 opening date

Water park Typhoon Texas will open May 29, said John Pham, Typhoon Texas' director of brand management, in a May 26 call to Community Impact Newspaper.

Cedar Park

Cedar Park reopens recreation center with required reservations

Cedar Park reopened its recreation center May 26 with limited amenities and required reservations.

North Austin

Charitable drive at The Arboretum to collect supplies for seniors, their pets

Beginning May 26, Austin residents may help deliver pet food and supplies to area seniors through a donation drive at The Arboretum in Northwest Austin.

Lakeway

Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry coming soon to Lakeway area

Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry is set to open a new Lakeway location June 1. The practice, led by husband and wife Drs. Steve and Angie Hernandez, is located at 1008 S. RM 620, Ste. 201, Lakeway, directly above Plains Capital Bank.

North/East Austin

YMCA of Austin to reopen area facilities June 1

Beginning May 19, local families in need can access free produce during distribution events at YMCA locations in North Austin and East Austin.

Kelsey Thompson, Ali Linan, Olivia Aldridge, Nicholas Cicale, Warren Brown, Evelin Garcia, Taylor Girtman, Iain Oldman, Amy Rae Dadamo and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.



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Photo of a hand dropping a ballot in a box
Candidates for Austin City Council District 10 face off ahead of Dec. 15 runoff

Incumbent Alison Alter and challenger Jennifer Virden are vying for the seat.

Austin City Hall (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Public safety, homelessness in Austin take center stage in final forum before District 6 runoff vote

Three days ahead of the first day of early voting for the Austin City Council District 6 runoff election, a final public debate was mostly focused on issues of public safety.

Campuses in Austin ISD will be closes to in-person learning the week after Thanksgiving break. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
All Austin ISD classes to be held online through Dec. 4

The district will also be providing free COVID-19 tests to staff and families Dec. 2-4.

Bicycles for public use are docked at a MetroBike station on Lake Austin Boulevard. Austin's $460 million Proposition B will include funding for additional bicycle lanes through the city. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Breaking down Austin's $460 million bond for bike lanes, trails, sidewalks and more

The bond will fun a bridge over Pleasant Valley Road connecting two ends of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike trail, among other improvements.

There is no data to support whether homelessness has increased since March, according to Austin’s Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, but ECHO executive director Matt Mollica said anecdotally, he believes the pandemic, job loss and lack of federal rent relief has led to more people locally experiencing homelessness. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Nonprofits fighting to end homelessness in Austin say COVID-19 measures have created new challenges

Nonprofits have seen a greater need from Austin’s homeless community—for food, clothing, health care and hygiene resources—since March, and they are scrambling to fill those gaps.

Local health leaders are urging caution ahead of Thanksgiving. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Travis County health officials urge caution

Austin Public Health leaders say gatherings with people outside one's household held indoors and without masks pose the greatest risk.

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Central Austin continues trend of rising home prices in recent report

The monthly median housing price in October for Central Austin climbed to $625,000.

Harini Logan, 10, won the 66th annual Express-News Spelling Bee at the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus on March 17, 2019. For 2021, the event is slated to be held in March at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in New Braunfels. (Photo by Jerry Lara, courtesy the San Antonio Express News)
New Braunfels to host regional spelling bee and more Central Texas news

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)
P. Terry's to open in Pflugerville in January and more Central Texas news

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The Bridge at Turtle Creek apartment complex will provide more than 300 affordable units upon completion in 2022. (Rendering courtesy Journeyman Group)
Austin development updates: Apartments could replace two Rainey Street bars, 307 affordable housing units coming to South First Street area

A 569-foot apartment complex could replace Javelina and Craft Bar. Meanwhile, development continues in the St. Elmo area.

Falafel—served in a pita or without one—is TLV's most ordered dish. (Courtesy TLV)
Still open for takeout, TLV is the lone restaurant operating in Fareground food hall

"We will make it through these tough times," said chef Berty Richter.