Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.
No alcohol at Blue Hole Park: Georgetown creates ordinance to address increase in police calls
In an effort to curb negative behavior, Georgetown City Council passed a motion July 14 that prohibits alcohol at Blue Hole Park.
Nancy's Sky Garden closes Georgetown location
Nancy's Sky Garden closed its Georgetown location June 20. The healthy dining option had a Korean-inspired menu with specialty teas.
The business also closed its Austin location, but its Cedar Park and Round Rock locations remain open.
Paperboy opens brick-and-mortar restaurant in East Austin
Paperboy opened its brick-and-mortar location July 9 at 1203 E. 11th St., Austin. The breakfast and lunch spot has patio seating open as well as a takeaway window.
New Korean spot JJim BBQ to open in Lamar Union this fall
Jjim BBQ, a new Korean restaurant, will open this fall at 1100 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 2140, in the Lamar Union location formerly home to The Connection Pizza + Bar. The ownership team includes Min Choe, co-founder of Tso Chinese Delivery.
New COVID-19 site to test up to 300 people a day at The Pfield in Pflugerville
A new COVID-19 testing site is set to open with the capacity of testing 300 people per day.
Austin Public Health is expected to open the site July 20 at The Pfield in Pflugerville, according to a July 16 city news release. Tests will be available Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon, per the release.
Rec's Hushpuppie Heaven to open permanent storefront in Pflugerville
Rec's Hushpuppie Heaven will open a storefront at 200 E. Pecan St., Ste. 1, Pflugerville, this fall. Chef and owner Kenneth Rector Jr. opened Rec's Catering in 2005 and expanded his business through Rec's Hushpuppie Heaven in 2013.
Dripping Springs dining establishment Epicure relocates, pivots business to adapt during pandemic
Wine and fine dining establishment Epicure relocated this month from its 333 Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs location to its original site, 1025 Cannon Drive, Ste. 105, in an effort to downsize amid the pandemic.
Health food eatery Blenders & Bowls brings frozen acai bowls to the Austin area
When longtime best friends Kara Jordan and Erin Downing opened their food truck serving acai bowls in 2011, they said most customers couldn’t even pronounce the word “acai.” Nine years later the lone truck has transformed into five brick and mortar locations, including one in West Lake Hills, called Blenders & Bowls.
Best Buy joins other retailers in requiring face coverings in stores
Best Buy has joined Walmart, Kroger and Sam's Club in requiring face coverings in stores for both customers and employees. The company released a statement requiring face coverings as of July 15. Best Buy will provide a face covering if a customer does not have one, the release stated.
Ali Linan, Jack Flagler, Kelsey Thompson, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Olivia Aldridge, Amy Rae Dadamo, Haley Morrison and Sally Grace Holtgrieve contributed to this report.