Dart Bowl to close in Austin, Georgetown parking spots to be converted: News from Central Texas

Dart Bowl will close for good July 17. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dart Bowl will close for good July 17. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dart Bowl will close for good July 17. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Central Austin

Longtime Brentwood bowling alley Dart Bowl closes after 62 years

Dart Bowl, located at 5700 Grover Ave., Austin, will close permanently July 17. Owner John Donovan said in a statement the economic impact from people staying home during the pandemic was too much for the business to overcome.

Georgetown



Parking spots may be converted to expanded outdoor dining space for Georgetown restaurants

Georgetown restaurants may be able to expand their outdoor dining spaces soon by utilizing closed-off parking spaces via a new initiative the city is pursuing.

New Mexican restaurant opens in Georgetown

Marisol's Mexican Grill opened in Georgetown on July 14. The restaurant offers Tex-Mex favorites, including enchiladas, fajitas, burritos and more. Desserts include flan, sopapillas and churros.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Central Texas Orthopedics celebrates 30 years in Austin

Central Texas Orthopedics is commemorating 30 years of business in the Greater Austin area with celebrations lined up for September. The physical therapy clinic has several locations, including one in the Westlake area 3532 Bee Caves Road, Austin, as well as a Four Points location at 6911 N. RM 620, Austin.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Wimberley's Los Olivos Market now open at Buda Mill & Grain Co.


Los Olivos Market Buda opened in late May at the Buda Mill & Grain Co. complex, 306 S. Main St., Ste. 104, Buda. With another location in Wimberley, Los Olivos Market offers a variety of fine wines; specialty foods; gifts; daily wine tasting; and dine-in, takeout and curbside.

Statewide

Walmart, Sam's Club to require face coverings in all stores beginning July 20

Walmart and Sam's Club leaders announced in a press release July 15 all stores nationwide will require shoppers to wear a face covering beginning July 20.

Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Joe Warner, Ali Linan, Anna Lotz, Jack Flagler and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.



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Early voting runs from Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Mercury Hall will close in 2021. (Courtesy Mercury Hall)
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Buddy's Burger is open in Northeast Austin off of Cameron Road. (Courtesy Buddy's Burger)
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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

The local bakery and restaurant remains open at the Linc and still plans to open in South Austin.

A photo of a "sold" sign
Central Austin August housing market numbers show high dollar-volume sales

While housing inventory remains low, home prices continue to rise.

Pflugerville's testing location is operated from 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Saturday where a maximum of 300 people can be tested each day at the site. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Coronavirus testing site in Pflugerville to move and more Central Texas news

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Lions Municipal Golf Course clubhouse (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
State-created Save Muny Historic District to take over concession responsibilities at historic golf course

Negotiations over the fate of the Lions Municipal Golf Course remain ongoing between the city and The University of Texas board of regents.

Central Health administrative building in Austin
Central Health finalizes budget with increased tax rate, more health care services for low-income residents

Local health care district Central Health is budgeting a nearly $20 million increase in health care delivery services for Austin’s low-income residents.

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Baylor Scott & White Health to host 9 Austin-area drive-thru flu shot clinics

"This season is a big, black box, and there are a lot of unknowns, as far as what the season's going to look like," said Dr. Bradley Berg, a BSW pediatrics doctor in Round Rock.

A band performs at the Mohawk on Red River Street. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Six months into pandemic, Austin officials scrambling to save music venues, child care facilities and restaurants

City Council is set to begin making choices on which businesses to try to save on Oct. 1.

Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.