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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A pilot Austin Police Department cadet class is now set to commence in June under an updated training regimen and with additional city and community oversight on the APD academy's culture and curriculum. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Council votes to restart APD cadet training in June, with framework for ongoing reviews of pilot academy

The Austin Police Department's 144th cadet class will now kick off training next month, with continued oversight of APD's instruction and culture throughout the 34-week academy process.

Holland Photo Imaging celebrates 40 years in business this year. (Courtesy Holland Photo Imaging)
The latest business news in South Central Austin

1. Holland Photo Imaging, located at 2125 Goodrich Ave., Ste. A, Austin, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the community this year. Founded in 1981 by Pete Holland, the business has been owned by residents Brian and Morgan Morrison since 2006. Holland Photo Imaging offers film processing, printing, framing, photo restoration and archiving services. 512-442-4274. www.hollandphoto.com

A sign advertises a property for rent in Austin on May 6. Local eviction orders remain in place through August 1 protecting most tenants from eviction. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Local eviction moratoriums remain in effect despite federal judge’s decision

The May 5 ruling from a U.S. District Court judge striking down a federal moratorium does not affect orders in place in Austin or Travis County.

Q2 Stadium in North Austin
U.S. women’s national soccer team to debut Q2 Stadium next month

The USWNT takes on the Nigerian national team at Q2 Stadium ahead of the summer Olympic Games.

Juneau was adopted at Austin Animal Center in November 2019. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Animal Center reaches critical capacity, opens doors to all adopters for first time since May 2020

Austin and Travis County’s animal shelter, Austin Animal Center, reached negative kennel space May 4, meaning there are more dogs than available kennels, according to a release from the city of Austin.

Residential appraisal valuations have been sent to Travis County property owners. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis Central Appraisal Districts says hot housing market is reflected in 2021 appraisals

Property owners have until May 17 to file a protest of their home's appraisal.

Photo of the exterior of La Barbecue
La Barbecue opens new space, plus six more new Austin restaurants

Downtown Italian and Greek eateries are among those joining the Austin restaurant scene this spring.

The Austin City Council is set to meet May 6 to go over a 70-item agenda. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Hall notebook: Votes on revamped APD cadet academy, possible shift in homeless strategy on tap May 6

Council may look to the possibility of establishing designated campgrounds for the Austin's homeless this spring, with a citywide public camping ban set to go into effect May 11.

Austin City Council will vote on whether to reboot the police department's training academy May 6. (Courtesy Austin Police Department)
Benchmarks for 'reimagined' APD cadet academy on track ahead of City Council commencement vote

Training of the Austin Police Department's 144th cadet class could get underway next month following an overhaul of the academy's instructional process and curriculum.

Ryan Companies will be building 350 homes near the Mueller control tower. (Rendering courtesy Lake Flato Architects)
Coming soon to Austin: Vaquero Taquero adding a downtown location, Komé opening at the airport, Mueller to add 350 homes and more

A new ice cream shop is also opening in East Austin and an apartment project is being built near House Park.

Photo of a gloved hand holding a vaccine vial with the words "vaccine news" superimposed
Austin-area health officials prep for vaccines to open to kids 12 and up

Austin-Travis County interim Health Authority Mark Escott said he expects the FDA to authorize Pfizer's vaccine for kids 12 and up within a week.