Business openings and more: Latest community news from Central Texas

Fuego Latino Gastropub is relocating from Round Rock to Georgetown in August. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fuego Latino Gastropub is relocating from Round Rock to Georgetown in August. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Fuego Latino Gastropub is relocating from Round Rock to Georgetown in August. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

New Latin restaurant coming to Georgetown Square

Fuego Latino Gastropub is coming to the Georgetown Square in August. The restaurant is relocating from Round Rock and will be located at 704 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, replacing Greenhouse Craft Food, which permanently closed its Georgetown location May 4.

Salt Lick BBQ temporarily closes Driftwood restaurant after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Salt Lick BBQ announced June 6 that its Driftwood location at 18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, will be closed temporarily after an employee who was working at the restaurant June 5 tested positive for the coronavirus.

Austin restaurants look toward post-pandemic future at Kitchen United Mix on Burnet Road

Kitchen United started in 2018 in Pasadena, California, and now has four additional locations—Chicago; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Austin. Joy Lai, Kitchen United's chief marketing officer, said the model helps restaurants looking to offset the loss of dine-in business by expanding takeout, but this change in the way people eat started long before the pandemic.

Here are black-owned restaurants to support in Northwest Austin

Would you like to support restaurants and dining establishments owned by black proprietors in Northwest Austin? Here is a list of local restaurants for you to buy from.

Circle C based McLane Family Dental has been open for 10 years

McLane Family Dental celebrates 10 years in the Southwest Austin community in June.

Austin Gastroenterology opens new endoscopy center

Austin Gastroenterology opened a new endoscopy center June 5 at 3944 S. RM 620, Bee Cave.

KO's Cafe expands to offer family-style meals to Dripping Springs community

KO's Cafe, the in-house eatery at Hospital Housekeeping Systems, expanded to offer meals to the wider Dripping Springs community in March.

Paddywax Candle Bar closes North Austin location in Domain Northside

Do-it-yourself candle shop Paddywax Candle Wax closed its location in Domain Northside at 3210 Esperanza Crossing, Ste. 110, Austin, according to the company's website.

UPDATE: Georgetown's Palace Theatre reschedules 'Grease' showing

The Palace Theatre has rescheduled its planning showing of "Grease" out of respect for scheduled protests over the weekend, the theater announced June 5.

The screening of the film will now be held June 13 and 14, it said.

New Braunfels parks to reopen playground facilities June 5, Landa Aquatic Complex June 10

In accordance with the latest safety guidelines issued by Gov. Greg Abbott and the Report to Open Texas, New Braunfels reopened playground, playscape facilities and additional park amenities on June 5.

EVO Entertainment Group taking over former Sky Cinemas in Dripping Springs

Sky Cinemas, which permanently closed May 18 at 166 Hargraves St., Ste. A100, Dripping Springs, will reopen July 1 as EVO Cinemas.

Nonprofit Helping Hands of Georgetown opens permanent location

Previously working remote and mobile in vans, Helping Hand of Georgetown opened a permanent location June 1. The nonprofit provides basic services including food, clothing, an introduction to avenues of employment and connections to available social services for the underserved, working poor and homeless in Georgetown, according to its website.

LIST: Here are black-owned businesses you can support in Georgetown

Would you like to support black-owned businesses in your community but do not know how? Here are some local businesses in Georgetown.

Nicholas Cicale, Iain Oldman, Jack Flagler, Ali Linan, Amy Rae Dadamo, Olivia Aldridge and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.


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UPDATE: Loop 360 closed in both directions in Northwest Austin due to a shooting incident

Residents who live in the Arboretum area in Northwest Austin are advised to shelter in place.

Early voting for the May 1 election opens April 19 at a 7 a.m. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting in Austin opens April 19: See what’s on the ballot, where to vote

City residents will be making decisions on eight propositions ranging from whether to adopt a strong mayor government system to whether to reinstate public camping bans.

Austin transportation officials said April 15 the range of corridor construction program projects initiated through the city's 2016 Mobility Bond remain on track for completion by late 2024. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Several Austin corridor mobility projects moving forward in 2021, program on track for 2024 completion

Transportation officials said some corridor program improvements previously planned along Guadalupe Street and East Riverside Drive are being reduced ahead of Project Connect expansions.

Jack Allen's Kitchen will be at 1345 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. (Rendering courtesy Jack Allen's Kitchen)
7 restaurants coming to Cedar Park, Leander; new murals to go up in Georgetown and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the Central Texas area from the past week.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Central Austin housing market remains steep as area median home price reaches all-time high

Home prices in the Austin-Round Rock area have climbed more than 28% in the past year.

Residents ride bikes on Shoal Creek Boulevard in this photo from February 2020. Austin Water is taking on a project to replace water and wastewater lines in the Allandale neighborhood. (jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Water line construction project begins in Allandale neighborhood

Once the improvements are made, customers can expect water and wastewater outages typically lasting a few hours as their service is connected to the new lines.

Austin FC supporters celebrate the official announcement of the team in January 2019. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
How, where to watch historic first Austin FC match April 17

Check out this list of breweries, pubs and restaurants around Central Texas that are hosting watch parties for April 17's inaugural Austin FC game.

Z'Tejas' chorizo dumplings are served on the Arboretum location's porch. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Z'Tejas to open in Avery Ranch; butcher, deli to open in Dripping Springs and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Maj. Vito Errico, left, and Maj. Jason Zuniga are co-directors of Army Futures Command's Software Factory, for which the first cohort of soldiers started in January. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
From a rifle to a keyboard: Army Futures Command opens Software Factory at downtown ACC campus

Twenty-five soldiers started in January as part of the Software Factory's first cohort. Gen. Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be at the Rio Grande campus for a ribbon-cutting April 15.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes leaders and Community First Village residents unveiled the planned third and fourth phases of the Austin development for the formerly homeless April 14. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin's Community First Village for the formerly homeless announces 127-acre, 1,400-home expansion

Officials with the community, which is intended for residents who have experienced chronic homelessness, said that two new expansion phases are expected to begin development in 2022.