Romeo's Pizza coming to Georgetown; Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin and more Central Texas news

Romeo's Pizza held its Georgetown groundbreaking April 6. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
Romeo's Pizza held its Georgetown groundbreaking April 6. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)

Romeo's Pizza held its Georgetown groundbreaking April 6. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)

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

Georgetown

Romeo's Pizza coming to Georgetown

Romeo's Pizza broke ground on its Georgetown location April 6. The national pizza chain plans to open in June and will be located at 5731 Williams Drive, Georgetown. Romeo's Pizza offers handcrafted pies using fresh ingredients.

Two new murals go up in Georgetown



The Georgetown Arts and Cultural Board has scheduled two new murals to be installed this spring, according to a news release.

Splash pads now open in Georgetown

The splash pads at San Jose Park, downtown Georgetown and Rabbit Hill in Georgetown opened April 1 and will remain open through Sept. 30, according to a news release.

Central Austin

Lutie's Garden Restaurant now open at Commodore Perry Estate

Lutie's Garden Restaurant opened to guests and club members of the Commodore Perry Estate on April 7. Led by husband-and-wife duo Bradley Nicholson and Susana Querejazu, Lutie's will open reservations to the general public starting April 14.

Amid the struggle to get vaccinated, these Austin moms have helped over 3,900 people get appointments

Since February, Austin resident Sara Sanchez has devoted her time to help friends and strangers schedule appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Southwest Austin

Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin

Vacancy Brewing opened April 2 at 415 E. St. Elmo Road, Ste. 1-D2, Austin, becoming the latest brewery to join the South Austin beer scene.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Amazing Lash Studio now open in Kyle

Amazing Lash Studio opened a new store at 5401 FM 1626, Ste. 200, Kyle, on Jan. 21. Licensed lash stylists provide personalized lashes of different lengths and thickness in private suites.

Zoi Market is relocating to a larger space in Buda

Zoi Market is moving to a new location at 200 Main St., Buda, and will open to customers April 15 in the lead up to a June 5 grand opening. The expanded store will include a juice bar from Willow Gardens Juicery and will also offer fresh breakfast and lunch alongside its baked goods. Fresh produce will be available in a grocery section, which will also sell Texas-sourced meats.

New Braunfels

Curative to continue operating drive-thru COVID-19 test site at New Braunfels City Hall

As local efforts have shifted to hosting weekly, large-scale vaccination clinics, city and county officials have signed a license agreement with Curative for the company to take over testing operations.

Fernanda Figueroa, Ali Linan, Olivia Aldridge, Nicholas Cicale and Warren Brown contributed to this report.



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Council approved a zoning map amendment that would allow for additional flexibility in design to accommodate for new H-E-B at Wolf Lakes Village. (Courtesy City of Georgetown)
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Sun City is located in Georgetown. (Courtesy Hunter Pontious)
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Masks will no longer be required at city facilities. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
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Amanda Parr (left) is sworn in as the new District 1 council member on May 10. (Courtesy City of Georgetown)
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