Treaty Oak Distilling to expand to second property and more Central Texas business, community news

Treaty Oak Distilling is located at 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Treaty Oak Distilling is located at 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Treaty Oak Distilling is located at 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs

Treaty Oak Distilling looking to open second property for gin production, tastings


Dripping Springs-based Treaty Oak Distilling is planning to expand onto a second Texas Hill Country property in 2021, where it will distill its gin product line, Waterloo Gin.

Under construction Greyrock Ridge senior community could see first residents in January


ArborView is a 62+ active-living community that will have 151 total units at build-out.

South Austin business news: New cafe and hotel come to Music Lane, Chisos Boots opens showroom and more

Two Hands, a New York City-based cafe, and Hotel Magdalena, an 89-room hotel with a restaurant helmed by a chef with experience at Launderette and Fres'a Chicken al Carbon, are new arrivals to the South Congress Avenue-area development.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Frios Gourmet Pops brings artisan popsicles to Pflugerville, and 4 other business updates to know


Read on to learn more about Frios and four other business updates.

Happy Panini opens in Hutto and 2 other business updates to know

Here is a roundup of recent business news in Pflugerville and Hutto.

Georgetown

Unboxed Picnic now open, Bare Trees Boutique coming soon and more Georgetown business news


Check out the latest Georgetown business news.

Cedar Park-Leander

Chicken wing, daiquiri restaurant coming to Leander in 2021


The Thirsty Chicken will open in January with outdoor seating, karaoke nights, music and a dance floor.

Local business brings Alaskan fish to Central Texas markets

When a customer buys a piece of fish from Savory Alaska, they support a family-owned business in Leander as well as small businesses 2,600 miles away in Alaska.

Leyla's Mediterranean Cafe offers high-quality, affordable meals in Cedar Park

Owner Alaa Bataineh said his precise spice mixtures, along with the use of fresh ingredients, are what make the dishes so great.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

City of Buda updates 2020 holiday activities in response to pandemic


Several holiday events are slated for November and December throughout the city of Buda, including the Festival of Trees, a virtual tree lighting and a Santa Neighborhood Drive.

Yoga and fitness studio Body Shop now open in San Marcos

Body Shop, a yoga and fitness studio located at 1917 Dutton Drive, Ste. 110, San Marcos, officially opened for business Oct. 12.

Shop 1893 now open in San Marcos' Price Center

Shop 1893, a retail shop that sells original art, small furniture, architectural salvage, home decorating items and more, has opened with the Price Center & Garden's historic 1893 Chapel.

Texas Western Wearhouse folds, will close five locations permanently

Texas Western Wearhouse is liquidating its inventory at a steep discount and will close its San Marcos, San Antonio and Lytle locations.

Olivia Aldridge, Warren Brown, Nicholas Cicale, Taylor Girtman, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Ali Linan, Brian Rash and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.


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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

Frontyard Brewing opened Nov. 14 in Spicewood. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Two towers, 590,000 square feet of housing and office space on table for former HealthSouth property in downtown Austin

The 1.7-acre downtown tract is among the most valuable undeveloped areas in the city's portfolio.

Traffic moves along the upper decks of I-35 near downtown Austin on Dec. 1. The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on a $4.9 billion project to improve the 8-mile stretch of I-35 through downtown. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT is spending billions to fix I-35 through downtown Austin, but some community members say the state is wrong in its approach

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Pravo Construction opened a new headquarters at Two Barton Skyway, 1601 MoPac, Austin, on Nov. 1. (Courtesy CBRE)
Now open in Austin: New coffee shop, offices and medical clinics arrive south of river

New businesses operating in Austin include MilkRun, which delivers dairy, meat, produce and other products from local farmers to customers at home.

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COVID-19 rates after Thanksgiving have yet to climb, but experts say spike could still be coming

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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

Photo of a hand dropping a ballot in a box
Candidates for Austin City Council District 10 face off ahead of Dec. 15 runoff

Incumbent Alison Alter and challenger Jennifer Virden are vying for the seat.

Austin City Hall (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Public safety, homelessness in Austin take center stage in final forum before District 6 runoff vote

Three days ahead of the first day of early voting for the Austin City Council District 6 runoff election, a final public debate was mostly focused on issues of public safety.

Campuses in Austin ISD will be closes to in-person learning the week after Thanksgiving break. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
All Austin ISD classes to be held online through Dec. 4

The district will also be providing free COVID-19 tests to staff and families Dec. 2-4.