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Workers put the finishing touches on Crux Climbing Center's new space next to the Brewtorium in the Highland neighborhood of North Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Workers put the finishing touches on Crux Climbing Center's new space next to the Brewtorium in the Highland neighborhood of North Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Workers put the finishing touches on Crux Climbing Center's new space next to the Brewtorium in the Highland neighborhood of North Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Central Austin

North Central Austin business updates: BB.Q Chicken opens; Crux Climbing Center opening new location soon


See the latest business updates from North Central Austin.

Southwest Austin


Roundup: 10 Southwest Austin business updates from August


From breweries and ice pops to movie theaters, here are 10 recent business updates across the Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs areas.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Frontyard Brewing set to open in Spicewood this fall

The Spicewood area will see the addition of a new brewery, Frontyard Brewing, in October, though the opening is dependent upon conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

New Braunfels

Pom Perfect replaces Lil’ Coonies Cottage in Gruene Lake Village

On June 25, Chesley and Dallas Miller opened Pom Perfect in place of Lil’ Coonies Cottage Children’s Boutique located at 2339 Gruene Lake Drive, New Braunfels. The shop specializes in children’s clothing, accessories, gifts and customized clothing.

Crisis Center of Comal County expands offices

In early August, the Crisis Center of Comal County opened its new administrative offices at 1528 E. Common St., Ste. 6, New Braunfels. The original building, located at 1547 E. Common St., New Braunfels, will continue to function as the center’s shelter and care facility.

Stylish Vapor to close after more than five years in New Braunfels

Stylish Vapor, located at 1050 I-35, Ste. 700, New Braunfels, is closing after more than five years in business. The last day is Aug. 22, and the business will be open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Jack Flagler, Lauren Canterberry, Brian Rash and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.


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Capital Metro celebrated the opening of a renovated and expanded downtown Austin MetroRail hub Oct. 19. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
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