Barre3 Austin Four Points marks 5 years; Austin Dental Co. coming soon and more business news from Lake Travis-Westlake

Barre3 Austin Four Points celebrated its five years of business in March. (Courtesy Barre3 Austin Four Points)
Barre3 Austin Four Points celebrated its five years of business in March. (Courtesy Barre3 Austin Four Points)

Barre3 Austin Four Points celebrated its five years of business in March. (Courtesy Barre3 Austin Four Points)

Here is the most recent business news from the Lake Travis-Westlake area.




1. A new modern dentistry is coming soon to the Steiner Ranch area to offer family, cosmetic and implant dentistry. Austin Dental Co. is set to open at the end June at 3810 N. Quinlan Park Road, Ste. 140, Austin, in the newly constructed Palo Verde shopping center. The practice will be in network with most major insurance companies and offer membership plans for those without a provider, according to owner Bonner Morren. 512-710-4783. www.austindentalco.com

2. Barre3 Austin Four Points celebrated its fifth anniversary in late March. The fitness studio located at 8300 N. RM 620, Ste. M-200, Austin, offers full-body, low-impact workouts that combine strength, conditioning, cardio and mindfulness. Barre3 has a variety of class options ranging from 45 minutes to 60 minutes, and no fitness experience is required. 512-432-5285. www.barre3.com/studio-locations/austin-four-points



3. Kim Ortiz Portrait Art launched a new fundraiser in April to benefit the animal rescue Safe Refuge of Central Texas. The company, located at 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. F-155, Bee Cave, specializes in family and dog portraits. The Tails of Austin book fundraiser will feature photos of 44 selected dogs to be used in a coffee table book. Those selected will pay a $59 registration fee, which will be donated, and the winner will receive a complimentary dog photo session and a $150 gift certificate to the studio. 972-814-9642. www.kimortiz.com/tails-of-austin

4. Smart Strength Austin will relocate May 1 from its current location in Westlake Square to 3620 Bee Caves Road, Ste. B, Austin. The fitness center administers resistance training workouts delivered by experienced trainers in a one-on-one environment, according to Skyler Tanner, co-founder and exercise physiologist. Smart Strength employs professional, degreed trainers to ensure safe and effective training sessions for clients. 512-507-8188. www.smartstrengthaustin.com

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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