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)

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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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Three new concepts will open at 2113 Manor Road, Austin, the future location of seafood restaurant Este. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Este, the seafood restaurant from the team behind Suerte, is set to open in 2021. Until then, Le Cowboy, Rogue Radish and Heritage Seafood Market will operate at the property.

JewBoy Burgers will be moving to a brick-and-mortar location on Airport Boulevard in September. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
JewBoy Burgers moving to Airport Boulevard brick-and-mortar

Owner Mo Pittle will be moving from his food truck on Burnet Road to a new space formerly occupied by Cluck-n-Burger.

A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.

Chelsea Wine and Mike Hooker opened Rave On Vintage in 2013. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rave On Vintage will close North Loop store at the end of August

Owners Mike Hooker and Chelsea Wine will transition the store fully to online sales.

Austin ISD trustees approved a new school calendar Aug. 7, delaying the start of the school year until Sept. 8. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Austin ISD officially delays start of school year until Sept. 8

The district could also extend virtual learning into November based on an approved Texas Education Agency waiver.

Austin Public Health will resume providing coronavirus testing for individuals without symptoms. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Asymptomatic coronavirus tests now available through Austin Public Health

Despite relative progress in county efforts to contain the virus, Dr. Mark Escott has urged the community to stay vigilant in social distancing and wearing masks.