Restaurants close due to COVID-19 and more: Popular stories from Central Texas this week

Several businesses in New Braunfels have closed this week due to employees testing positive for the coronavirus. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Several businesses in New Braunfels have closed this week due to employees testing positive for the coronavirus. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several businesses in New Braunfels have closed this week due to employees testing positive for the coronavirus. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the most popular news from Central Texas this week.

UPDATE: New Braunfels restaurants close temporarily after employees test positive for COVID-19

The Foundry Salon issued a statement on social media on Wednesday evening that confirmed an employee tested positive for the coronavirus on June 9, and the employee most recently worked on Monday, June 8. On Wednesday, June 10, Downtown Social announced it would close until 4 p.m. on June 11 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

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 708 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, replacing Greenhouse Craft Food, which permanently closed its Georgetown location May 4.



NEW: Round Rock Chamber confirms upcoming 32-acre Amazon delivery station

A 32-acre Amazon delivery station is set to open in Round Rock, the Round Rock Chamber confirmed in a June 10 news release.

Morelia Mexican Grill permanently closes Round Rock restaurant

Morelia Mexican Grill has permanently closed its Round Rock location. Formerly located at 2400 S. I-35, Ste, 160, Round Rock, the restaurant shuttered May 18 due to a combination of financial concerns related to COVID-19 and the timing of a lease renewal, staff confirmed.

Pflugerville OKs controversial rezoning of more than 150 acres on Pecan Street near new distribution center

The city of Pflugerville is paving the way for rapid development along Pecan Street. The latest: Council unanimously voted to rezone a property of more than 150 acres, referred to as Timmerman 2020, on June 9.

Warren Brown, Lauren Canterberry, Ali Linan, Kelsey Thompson and Taylor Jackson Buchanan contributed to this report.



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