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.


Tents have become a common sight throughout Austin including along Cesar Chavez Street downtown, but with the passage of Proposition B the city may now consider moving unsheltered homeless individuals to designated sites. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Hall notebook: Designated campsites for the homeless are back on the table

City staff had previously dismissed developing official camping locations in 2019, but new directives from City Council this week could revive the concept in Austin.

Wag-A-Bag is headquartered in Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wag-A-Bag to operate under new ownership, name; Austin, TxDOT at odds over I-35 overhaul; and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Austin area.

The Highland Tech Center is an office complex that finished redevelopment in March. (Courtesy Aquila Commercial)
North Central Austin business news: Office complex opens in Highland, picnic meals offered in the parks and more

Mes Amis is an outdoor dining service that provides baskets with French-style cuisine for picnics. Two new fitness studios, Hive + Honey and Regymen, are also now open.

Stephanie Hayden-Howard will become an assistant city manager in Austin on May 10. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Role changes coming for health officials leading Austin-Travis County COVID-19 efforts

Dr. Desmar Walkes will take over as Austin's next medical director and local health authority as Dr. Mark Escott and Stephanie Hayden-Howard transition to new roles with the city.

Barton Springs Pool, shown here in March 2020, will require reservations for residents wishing to visit after 8 a.m. starting on May 17. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Barton Springs Pool will require reservations starting May 21

Visitors who want to visit the pool after 8 a.m. will have to make a reservation for a two-hour block of time.

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TxDOT to demolish I-35 ramp in North Austin early Saturday morning

State crews will perform controlled implosions of the northbound I-35 to northbound US 183 flyover between 6-8 a.m. in the morning on May 8 and May 15.

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.

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.