Jo's Coffee opens in Central Austin; new restaurant coming to Georgetown Square and more Central Texas news

Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)

Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)

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

Austin

Jo's Coffee, other businesses bring new locations to north Central Austin


Jo's Coffee opened a new location Jan. 27 at 1000 E. 41st St., Austin, in the Hancock Center shopping plaza. This is the fourth location for Jo's in Austin and the first with a drive-thru option.

Austin Public Health resumes vaccinations, testing after weather-related delays



Austin Public Health is in the process of rescheduling thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments after winter storm conditions shut down the regional vaccination hub’s operations for more than a week.

Crews will collect extra material curbside for no charge as service resumes in Austin

The city of Austin suspended collection of trash, recycling and compost after a winter storm and subfreezing temperatures left road conditions unsafe for crews through the week of Feb. 15. Those services resumed Feb. 22, according to Austin Resource Recovery.

Georgetown

New restaurant District Six coming to Georgetown Square


District Six, a new restaurant coming to the Georgetown Square, plans to open March 5. District Six, also referred to as D6, is a neighborhood sports-centric restaurant serving elevated bar food and drinks.

Pflugerville-Hutto

Winter storm cleanup programs OK'd to aid Pflugerville community


Pflugerville City Council approved fee waivers and expanded services at its meeting Feb. 23 to help the Pflugerville community with cleanup from the winter storm. The programs will assist with emergency repairs and residential cleanup in the city and its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

New Braunfels

‘It’s just what should be done’: New Braunfels businesses donate food, water to community, nonprofits

For Levi McBee, the winter storm that struck Texas the week of Feb. 15 provided an opportunity to give back to a community that has supported him during the coronavirus pandemic.

Southwest Austin

Con Madre Kitchen opens, new local emergency room and more Southwest Austin business news


Con Madre Kitchen opened a second location earlier this month at 8906 Brodie Lane, Austin. The restaurant, which has its first location on East Oltorf Street in Austin, offers a menu of breakfast and lunch tacos, burritos, tortas, gorditas, quesadillas and burgers.

Northwest Austin

Downtown hotspot Gabriela’s announces two new North Austin restaurants


Austin restaurateurs Gabriela and Arturo Bucio, purveyors of downtown modern Mexican restaurant Gabriela’s, announced Feb. 24 an expansion into the North Austin area with two new restaurants.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Buff City Soap is set to open in West Lake Hills

A new shop selling soaps and skin care is coming soon to West Lake Hills. Buff City Soap is set to open within the Village at Westlake on March 4 at 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. B-270, West Lake Hills. The soap makery offers handmade daily bath bombs, laundry soap and other products.

Ali Linan, Amy Rae Dadamo, Claire Ricke, Nicholas Cicale, Olivia Aldridge, Lauren Canterberry, Jack Flagler and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.



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