Capital Metro opens downtown Austin station and more Central Texas news

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

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

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

Central Austin

Expanded MetroRail station opens in Austin's downtown

Capital Metro hosted the grand opening of a renovated and expanded downtown Austin MetroRail station Oct. 19, welcoming the first official train to the station.

Downtown brunch and biscuit joint Holy Roller closes its doors



Holy Roller, the all-day biscuit and brunch spot at 590 Rio Grande St., Austin, closed Oct. 18. "I am so fortunate in this life to have been a part of something so spectacular, and I am eternally grateful for the friendships and partnerships that have carried me through this whirlwind," owner Callie Speer wrote in an Instagram post.

Georgetown

Buffalo Seven boutique offers clothes, jewelry and place to gather in Georgetown

After 20 years in corporate marketing, Kris Stevens lost her job.

“I cried for an hour, and then I said, ‘God, I have forced this career long enough; I’m going to start doing what I love and direct my steps; I’m going to listen to you.’”

The decision would eventually lead to opening Buffalo Seven, a clothing, accessories and decor boutique in downtown Georgetown.

Tejano Cookers BBQ and Catering Co. food truck brings South Texas barbecue to Georgetown

In July, despite the coronavirus pandemic pushing some businesses to close, Chris Rodriguez and his wife, Angie, decided to make their business permanent, opening a food truck located off Shell Road near Hwy. 195. With help from his cousin Erica Cansino and her husband, Tony Cansino, who works as the assistant pitmaster, the team sells out most days.

Leander-Cedar Park

Blue Corn Harvest coming to Leander and 5 more local business updates

These Cedar Park and Leander businesses are now open, coming soon, relocating or expanding.

New Braunfels

Sidecar opens new 'Snug Rooms' in New Braunfels, plus more local business news


Here is the latest New Braunfels business news.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Meet the families behind 71 Painted Wines, Spicewood’s new wine company benefiting paralysis research


A new family-owned wine company, 71 Painted Wines, launched in the Spicewood area this October. The company was started by the Dunten and Taliaferro families with the goal of combining wine, art and philanthropy.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Mill Street Market officially open in San Marcos


Mill Street Market on Oct. 15 celebrated the grand opening of its new-concept neighborhood grocery store located at 641 Mill St., within the Mill Street Crossing shopping center in San Marcos.

Brian Rash, Olivia Aldridge, Amy Rae Dadamo, Ali Linan, Taylor Girtman, Jack Flagler, Sally Grace Holtgrieve and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.