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)

Read the latest Central Texas business and community news.

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.

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

See the latest news on local businesses.

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.

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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.



MOST RECENT

Williamson County has not had any reported human infections of West Nile Virus this year. (Courtesy Pexels)
Mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile Virus in Georgetown

This is the third mosquito trap that has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Williamson County this week. There have been no reported human infections of the virus in the county this year.

San Marcos Fuel Express is located at 5403 I-35, San Marcos. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Fuel Express now open

The new gas station also features a drive-thru car wash and Hunt Brothers Pizza.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

Georgetown's 40th annual Christmas Stroll will be held Dec. 3 and Dec. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
40th annual Georgetown Christmas Stroll kicks off holiday season in downtown square

Georgetown’s 40th annual Christmas Stroll will be held Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 in and around the city’s historic downtown square.

The Georgetown Police Department's Blue Santa program will assist a toy drive at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home on Dec. 11. (Courtesy Photo)
Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown to host annual toy drive

Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home is accepting unwrapped presents for their second annual toy drive.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

Rendering of Tesla's Cybertruck
Tesla officially names Texas gigafactory as its new headquarters

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows the Travis County manufacturing plant as Tesla's new home base.

Georgetown Club Manager Shaun Valdez won Club Manager of the year at the annual Anytime Fitness Conference. (Courtesy Anytime Fitness)
Georgetown Anytime Fitness wins best training club award during annual conference

Georgetown Anytime Fitness won two awards at the annual Anytime Fitness conference in Dallas, TX.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.

The grant will give Southwestern University the ability to fund more programs for S-STEM scholars than the university was previously able to do. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Southwestern University receives $1.5 million grant to help students pursue STEM fields

Southwestern University is receiving $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to support low-income students and students of color pursuing STEM fields.