Chick-fil-A coming to downtown Austin; Dutch Bros Coffee opens in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Chick-fil-A will open a location in downtown Austin on July 29. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
Chick-fil-A will open a location in downtown Austin on July 29. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)

Chick-fil-A will open a location in downtown Austin on July 29. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Central Austin


Chick-fil-A to open in downtown Austin July 29

Located at 600 Congress Ave., Ste. C150, the newest outpost for the fast-food fried chicken giant is locally owned by Luke Steigmeyer and will be open for dine-in and takeout from 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and 6:30 a.m.-midnight Thursdays-Saturdays.

Lake Travis-Westlake



Brett Thomas Studio at Westlake now open

The salon is owned by stylist Brett LaBrosse who has more than 13 years of experience doing hair.

Round Rock

Dutch Bros Coffee opens in Round Rock

The coffee chain offers hot and cold beverages, such as cold brew and frozen coffee as well as its own energy drink and muffins.

Georgetown

Georgetown seeks applicants for leadership academy

The city is seeking applications for the new Georgetown Civic Leadership Academy intended to educate and connect existing and upcoming community leaders interested in serving Georgetown.

Northwest Austin

Local eatery Spartan Pizza now open in Northwest Austin

The restaurant dishes out specialty, handmade pizza alongside sandwiches served on house-made focaccia. Spartan Pizza is open for dine-in with takeout and delivery options.

Amy Rae Dadamo, Olivia Aldridge, Brooke Sjoberg, Ian Old Man and Fernanda Figueroa contributed to this report.






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