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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Photo of hands holding a vaccine vial
After Austin Public Health appointments go unfilled, officials call for new distribution model

On April 12, APH filled 3,400 out of 14,000 available COVID-19 vaccine appointments in a registration window.

Masking continues to be required, with some relaxed circumstances for fully vaccinated residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Austin extends COVID-19 health rules through May 18, updates guidance for vaccinated residents

Masking continues to be required, with some relaxed circumstances for fully vaccinated residents.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine wait after receiving their shot at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin on March 13. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
National supply issues with Johnson & Johnson vaccine affect Austin-area shipments

After a manufacturing error ruined 15 million doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the supply will not increase until the plant in Baltimore is once again allowed to participate in production.

Romeo's Pizza held its Georgetown groundbreaking April 6. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
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Photo of a Moderna vaccine vial
Austin Public Health coronavirus vaccine portal opens to all adults April 12

APH will continue outreach efforts to high-priority groups.

Austin Public Health holds a vaccination clinic at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Tavel Bristol-Joseph has started a scholarship fund that will provide $6,000 to two Austin Community College Culinary Arts students and give them opportunity to be mentored by Bristol-Joseph and to stage at one of the Emmer & Rye group's five restaurants. (Courtesy Emmer & Rye)
Austin chef starts scholarship and mentorship program for Austin Community College students

Tavel Bristol-Joseph started the scholarship fund, which will provide $6,000 to two ACC students and give them the opportunity to stage at one of the Emmer & Rye group's five restaurants.

Snow and ice cover the pond on the southeastern side of the Mueller development in East Austin in February. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
After winter storm, Austin puts together a plan for better temporary shelters

The locations, which could be schools, libraries or recreation centers, would be disconnected from traditional infrastructure and be able to sustain operations if the city were to experience widespread power or water outages.

Austin ISD is holding community conversation sessions April 12-May 6. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD community conversation sessions continuing through May 6

The series offers AISD families an opportunity to learn about the district’s strategic plan and ongoing budget planning.

Photo of a spread of fancy food
Lutie's Garden Restaurant now open at Commodore Perry Estate

The restuarant features "Texas heritage fare" by an award-winning husband-and-wife pair of chefs.