Coming in 2016

French restaurant 827 Rays Kitchen and Cellar will open in 2016 in the space vacated by the Hill Country Pasta House.
3519 N. RR 620, Austin

Barre 3 will open a fourth Austin locationin early 2016 in the Trails at 620. The studio will offer workouts that combine yoga, ballet and Pilates movements.
8300 N. RR 620, Ste. M200, Austin

Bee Cave Preparatory School will open in 2016. The private preschool will accept children ages six weeks through kindergarten and is affiliated with The Prep Schools preschools.
14001 Bee Cave Parkway, Bee Cave

Cho Sushi will open its third Austin-area location this spring. The sushi-fusion restaurant has sites in Lakeway and Steiner Ranch and offers seafood, steak, tempura and teriyaki.
10827 W. Hwy. 290, Austin

Ice cream store Creamistry will open this summer in the Oaks at Lakeway. The shop will offer ice cream frozen on site with liquid nitrogen.
1900 S. RR 620, Lakeway

Day spa Serasana Spa will open this summer in mixed-use development Gateway to Falconhead.
3500 N. RR 620, Bee Cave

Thai restaurant Sway will open in mid- to late 2016. The West Lake Hills eatery will feature a rooftop bar and offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
3437 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills


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Photoo of Travis County sign
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Greyson is a student at Primrose School of West Lake Hills. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Photo of Judge Andy Brown at a press conference
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