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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From left: Incumbent Greg Casar is facing off against Louis C. Herrin III and Ramesses Setepenre for the District 4 Austin City Council seat. (Courtesy ATXN)
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Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
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After filing Travis County site plans, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks to new gigafactory’s place in the company

Tesla has filed the intial site plans for a massive manufacturing plant in southeastern Travis County.

Straying from traditionals like cheese and pepperoni, Tony C's serves specialty pies such as eggplant, prosciutto and goat cheese, and the Truffle Shuffle. (Courtesy Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden)
Restaurant Tony C's to open Sept. 24 in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

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(Graphic illustration by Rachal Russel/Community Impact Newspaper)
From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory

When combined with temporary state restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local shop owners are speculating a perfect storm of low supply and high demand is the main reason for changes in an industry that has of late been turned on its head.

Austin ISD teachers have been able to teach virtually from their classrooms to start the school year. Some students will return to the classroom Oct. 5. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Austin ISD teachers adjust to virtual learning as in-person demands approach

Austin ISD teachers and principals discuss the first few weeks of virtual learning.

Early voting runs from Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Find a polling location where you can vote early in Travis County

Voters can cast their ballots at any of the 37 early voting locations from Oct. 13-30.

Mercury Hall will close in 2021. (Courtesy Mercury Hall)
Mercury Hall property cleared for 5-story apartment development

Mercury Hall will close after 2021, and a dense multifamily development is set to arrive in its wake.

Buddy's Burger is open in Northeast Austin off of Cameron Road. (Courtesy Buddy's Burger)
Now open in Austin: Party Barn is back, drive-in movies downtown, burgers in North Austin and more

Blue Starlite began showing drive-in movies downtown in September. Buddy's Burger is open off Cameron Road and planning to expand to more locations, and new bar High Noon is open on the east side.

City Post is located at 113 E. Eighth St., Georgetown. (Courtesy City Post)
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Easy Tiger announced Sept. 18 it had closed its downtown Austin location on Sixth Street. (Courtesy Easy Tiger)
Easy Tiger announces permanent closure of original Sixth Street location

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Central Austin August housing market numbers show high dollar-volume sales

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