Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.
Four new shopping options open at Domain Northside in North Austin
New retailers have opened in Domain Northside, with several new storefronts opening for business in the weeks following Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order allowing retailers to resume in-store operations.
Long-awaited French restaurant to open in Dripping Springs on Aug. 7
Le Vacher, a new French-inspired restaurant that announced last year it was developing a location in Dripping Springs, will officially open Aug. 7.
San Marcos BBQ to open a second location in August
San Marcos BBQ, the barbecue joint located at 2601 Hunter Road, San Marcos, will be opening a second location at 1701 S. I-35, San Marcos. Owners of the barbecue joint expect to open the new location the first or second week of August, according to a July 18 social media post.
Some breweries may qualify to operate as restaurants under new TABC guidelines
Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on July 24 released new guidelines. Those new guidelines state all alcohol sales to distributors and to-go alcohol sales will not be included in a business’s 51% calculation.
In Texas, if an establishment makes more than 51% of its gross receipts from alcohol, it is considered a bar. Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive orders, bars statewide must remain closed as a precaution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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