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South Central Austin business updates: Bishop Cidercade and Everlane open, community will select Zilker train's new name

Here is the latest news from south Central Austin.

New Braunfels

Astronaut Charles Duke honored as 2020 Texan of the Year with performance by Randy Rogers in New Braunfels

Brigadier General and Apollo astronaut Charles Duke was named 2020 Texan of the Year in December, but the coronavirus pandemic delayed celebrations for the New Braunfels resident that were intended to take place in March.

Gruene Hat Co. works with customers to express their personal style

Cody Courtney and his wife, Katie, opened Gruene Hat Co. in March 2019 with the goal of offering fully customizable hats in their 225-square-foot shop.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

X'Clusive Hair Studio in San Marcos reopens, introduces X'Clusive Boutique

X’Clusive Hair Studio, located at 1904 RM 12, Ste. 103, San Marcos, reopened July 22 after having to close in February due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Owners of Two Wheel Brewing in Buda announce its closure

The owners of Two Wheel Brewing Co., located at 535 S. Loop 4, Buda, announced via social media Sept. 2 that they have decided to close the business permanently. The announcement is confirmed on the brewing company’s website.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Foliepop's opens its terrace for dine-in service at Hill Country Galleria

Foliepop’s, a new french pastry and coffeehouse cafe at the Hill Country Galleria, opened its terrace for dine-in service Sept. 3. Located at 13420 Galleria Circle, Bee Cave, Foliepop's allows guests to be their own chef by choosing from a variety of 512 sweet and savory pastry combinations.

Stein Mart to close Westlake location following liquidation sale

Stein Mart will close its location within the West Woods Shopping Center following a liquidation sale at 3201 Bee Caves Road, Austin. The company announced Aug. 13 that it had voluntarily filed for bankruptcy and said it expects to close a “significant portion, if not all” of its stores by the fourth quarter of 2020.


Lane closures on I-35 in Georgetown to start Sept. 7

Lane closures on I-35 will be in effect just north of Williams Drive in Georgetown during the overnight hours Sept. 7-10, weather permitting, a news release from the city said.

Travis County

Travis County reopens most parks ahead of Labor Day weekend

Travis County announced it would reopen most of its parks Sept. 4 following several months of closures for many parks during the coronavirus pandemic. Only Cypress Creek Park, Sandy Creek Park, Hamilton Pool Preserve and county-operated athletics fields will remain closed.

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