Harbor Freight Tools coming to Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Retailer Harbor Freight Tools will open a Georgetown location Aug. 11. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Retailer Harbor Freight Tools will open a Georgetown location Aug. 11. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Retailer Harbor Freight Tools will open a Georgetown location Aug. 11. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Georgetown

Fuego Latino Gastropub now open, Harbor Freight Tools coming soon and more Georgetown business news

Fuego Latino Gastropub is now open on the Georgetown Square. The restaurant opened Aug. 8 and is located at 708 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, replacing Greenhouse Craft Food, which permanently closed its Georgetown location May 4.

Central Texas Mini Golf plans October opening in Georgetown



After originally planning for an August opening, Central Texas Mini Golf is set to open an 18-hole, landscape-style mini golf course in mid- or late October, co-owner Audrey Anderson said.

Southwest Austin

Roundup: 5 businesses celebrating anniversaries in South Austin

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New Braunfels

First round of PPP loans offered temporary relief in New Braunfels, saved jobs


In New Braunfels, Small Business Administration data showed 229 companies—corporations, nonprofits, independent contractors, sole proprietors and limited liability companies—received loans ranging from $150,000 to $5 million.

SBA data shows that another 1,577 New Braunfels businesses received loans of $150,000 or less.

Lone Star Bath Treats expands to brick-and-mortar location in New Braunfels

Lone Star Bath Treats, located at 2090 N. I-35, Ste. 4111, New Braunfels, had its grand opening July 29. What began in 2016 as a vendor operation at various farmers markets throughout Central Texas has now expanded into a brick-and-mortar store, according to owner Mandi Jakubowski, a retired police officer.

Central Austin

Thom's Market to open fourth Austin location


Thom's Market will open at 5901 Burnet Road, Austin, in late 2020. This will be the fourth location of the locally owned market, which owner Bill Thom started on Barton Springs Road in 2008.

Pop-ups from former Olamaie, Pitchfork Pretty chefs opening on Manor Road

Este, a forthcoming restaurant at 2113 Manor Road, Austin, will host three pop-ups at its property before its scheduled opening in 2021.

JewBoy Burgers moving to Airport Boulevard brick-and-mortar

JewBoy Burgers will be opening a brick-and-mortar location in September at 5111 Airport Blvd., Austin, in the spot formerly occupied by Cluck-n-Burger, which closed July 3.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

The Brass Tap reopens and 5 other business updates in Round Rock, Hutto

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Pflugerville Public Library announces return date for curbside services

The Pflugerville Public Library will resume curbside services Aug. 11, according to a city news release. The announcement follows a temporary pause on curbside services that began July 8 due to rising COVID-19 case counts in Pflugerville.

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After March fire, Helen's Casa Alde returns in food truck form in Buda


Following a fire March 14 that rendered a Buda staple temporarily out of business, Helen's Casa Alde has just completed a soft opening at its new food truck.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Texas-based automotive company acquires newly built Jaguar Land Rover North Austin

The Texas-based Sewell Automotive Companies opened its first dealership in the Greater Austin area July 31 at 13910 N. RM 620, Austin. The family-owned company acquired Jaguar Land Rover North Austin, which opened in March under Park Place Dealerships. The newly constructed 70,000-square-foot dealership features a glass-enclosed showroom, a three-lane service drive, a service shop and more. Sewell, which has existed since 1911, now operates 17 full-service dealerships across Texas.

Nicholas Cicale, Lauren Canterberry, Jack Flagler, Kelsey Thompson, Ali Linan, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Amy Rae Dadamo and Brian Rash contributed to this report.



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The county reported 10 confirmed cases and one additional death. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus positivity rate drops again to 3.4%

The county reported 10 confirmed cases and one additional death.

Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference
Gov. Greg Abbott to allocate $171M from CARES Act to help renters at risk of eviction

Gov. Greg Abbott will allocate more than $171 million in renters assistance from the federal coronavirus relief package to eligible Texans.

Juan & Lupe's Kitchen is coming to Georgetown in October. (Courtesy Juan & Lupe's Kitchen)
Juan & Lupe's Kitchen coming to Georgetown in October

The Mexican restaurant plans to open in early October.

(Courtesy New Braunfels Ghost Tours)
Scary good: New Braunfels Ghost Tours makes top 10 list and more Central Texas news

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Early voting begins Oct. 13, ballot box
November 2020 election: Here are the candidates on the ballot in Williamson County

Here is everything you need to know when early voting begins on Oct. 13 in Williamson County.

Free COVID-19 testing is taking place in Leander on Sept. 26. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Free COVID-19 testing taking place in Leander Sept. 26

The testing will take place Sept. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 4.09%, a slight drop from the Sept. 22 reported rate. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus Sept. 23

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 4.09%, a slight drop from the Sept. 22 reported rate.

Straying from traditionals like cheese and pepperoni, Tony C's serves specialty pies such as eggplant, prosciutto and goat cheese, and the Truffle Shuffle. (Courtesy Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden)
Restaurant Tony C's to open Sept. 24 in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

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Capital improvement money can be used for capital projects, facilities maintenance and equipment purchases. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County commissioners allocate $8.85M for capital improvements for fiscal year 2020-21

Capital improvement money can be used for capital projects, facilities maintenance and equipment purchases.

(Graphic illustration by Rachal Russel/Community Impact Newspaper)
From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory

When combined with temporary state restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local shop owners are speculating a perfect storm of low supply and high demand is the main reason for changes in an industry that has of late been turned on its head.