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Oma Gruene’s Secret Garten reopens down the river

Oma Gruene’s Secret Garten, a long-time staple of the Gruene Historic District that was previously located at 1263 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels, has reopened down the river at its new location, 1407 Gruene Rd. Oma’s is now open Friday-Sunday at 5 p.m. The family-friendly establishment features live music, beer, wine, sandwiches and sno cones. 830-625-1045.... more >

Frate Barker Convenience Store could open in next 5 months

A new convenience store with gas capacity is currently being constructed at the corner of Frate Barker and Rancho Alto roads next to The Goddard School in Austin’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. The original site permit for the project was filed with the city in 2014 and was approved in June 2016. Project Manager Afzaal Khan said various permitting delays have slowed the project but that construction should near completion in the next five... more >

South Austin interior design firm StudioSix5 celebrates 15th anniversary

Senior living interior design firm StudioSix5 celebrated its 15th anniversary on June 5, commemorating the event by hosting a party and making charitable donations to Family Eldercare and Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors. President Dean Maddalena opened the firm in 2003 at 811 Barton Springs Rd., Austin. 512-476-6501.... more >

Sam Buentello Insurance Agency in Cedar Park celebrates its first anniversary in August

Sam Buentello Insurance Agency, of Nationwide Insurance, celebrates its one-year anniversary in Cedar Park August 1. The business relocated to Cedar Park last year and offers personal auto, homeowner, renters, dwelling, commercial liability, property and life insurance policies. 2301 Bagdad Road, Ste. 302, Cedar... more >

Belmont Village Lakeway celebrates grand opening

Belmont Village Lakeway held their grand opening at the end of June with more than 400 people in attendance and remarks from State. Rep. Paul Workman and Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox. Belmont Village Lakeway offers options for independent living, assisted living and an acclaimed memory care program in a 130,000 square foot Mediterranean-style building on 10 acres offering studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. 107 Bella Montagna Circle, Lakeway. 512-402-1800.... more >

Cava Westlake now open

Cava opened a Westlake location June 3 at 3201 Bee Caves Road, Austin. The restaurant offers customizable, healthy options. 512-792-4957.... more >

Wine bar Three Legged Goat coming soon to Pflugerville

Three Legged Goat is set to open mid-to-late September at 200 E. Main St., Ste. 5, Pflugerville. The bar, which features a 1,000 square foot patio, will exclusively serve wine and beer "indigenous to Texas," according to the owners. Three Legged Goat will additionally host live music and charity events.... more >

Laser Lash Lab has a new space in New Braunfels

Laser Lash Lab relocated from 349 Creekside Way, New Braunfels, to 2090 N. I-35, Ste. 4118, New Braunfels, in July. The business offers same-day appointments for Hollywood brows, eyelash extensions, and makeup services. 830-660-0053. more >

Austin marketing agency HMG Creative celebrates 15th anniversary

HMG Creative, a locally-based marketing agency with clients across the U.S., celebrated its 15th anniversary on June 25. Founder James Trumbly is a veteran of the Marine Corps who moved to Austin to launch the company, whose clients include Marriott and IKEA. It is located at 3809 S. Second St., Ste. A-200, Austin. 888-744-0464.... more >

Northwest Austin hotel renovation includes modernized rooms

Lightstone and InterMountain Management completed in June a renovation of the Staybridge Suites located at 13087 N. US 183, Austin. The 80-room hotel includes modernized interiors, new appliances in suites, an equipped media room, a new outdoor fireplace and pergola and a new boardroom for meetings and events. 512-336-7829.... more >

Pedernales Electric Cooperative ranked among top 10 electric utility companies in national customer satisfaction survey

Among electric utility companies in the country, Pedernales Electric Cooperative was ranked No. 10 for customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2018 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Survey, according to a July 17 statement from the PEC. The survey also ranked the PEC as No. 7 for customer satisfaction among electric utility cooperatives, according to the... more >

Jack Brown Cleaners in Cedar Park to celebrate 20-year anniversary Sept. 1

On Sept. 1, Jack Brown Cleaners is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of its location at 801 N. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park. The store offers drive-through and same-day services including dry-cleaning, alterations and shoe cleaning. 512-219-5847.... more >

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers coming to Buda fall 2018

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is expected to open fall 2018 at 15570 S. I-35, Buda. Construction for the 3,464 square-foot restaurant began July 3 near Cabela's. The facility will seat 99 guests, with additional patio seating and a drive-thru. Founded in Kansas, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is known for its steakburgers, hot dogs and fries, as well as custard dessert... more >

Alamo Botanicals now selling CBD products in New Braunfels

Alamo Botanicals opened at 645 Floral Ave., New Braunfels, on April 30 after opening its flagship location in San Antonio in 2017. The business provides more than 130 hemp-based cannabidiol, or CBD, products, including coffee beans, full CBD tablets, CBD oils, hemp protein greens, assorted e-liquids, lotions, pet treats and more. The business offers consultations to customers to help them the find right mix of products to fit their needs. CBD is believed to help with a variety of medical... more >

F45 Training opens location in Round Rock

F45 Training opened its doors in early July at 3200 Greenlawn Blvd., Ste. 130, Round Rock. The exercise facility offers 30 separate types of workouts and features a live in-house DJ on the weekends. 512-695-9865.... more >

Ellipsis Boutique to celebrate its one-year anniversary in Buda on Aug. 3

Located at 306 S. Main St., Ste. 105, Buda, Ellipsis Boutique will celebrate its one-year anniversary Aug. 3. Ellipsis, a women's clothing and accessories boutique, will host an anniversary celebration at their Buda Mill & Grain Co. suite with food, cocktails and live music from 6-8... more >

Buda’s Assemblage Contemporary Craftsman Gallery celebrates its first anniversary Aug. 3

Assemblage Contemporary Craftsman Gallery, located at 306 S. Main Street, Ste. 106, Buda, will celebrate its first year in business with an art show Aug. 3. "As a special thank you to our clients, friends and community, our anniversary art show will feature works priced at $100 or less from each of our gallery artists," said Jacquie Hollis Martinez, the gallery's owner. The art show celebration will also include food, wine and live music beginning at 5... more >

After nearly 65 years, Austin restaurant The Frisco Shop announces closure

The Frisco Shop, a North Austin restaurant that was on track to celebrate its 65th anniversary in August, announced it will close July 29, citing staffing challenges and increased competition. Founded in 1953 by Harry Akin as part of his chain, Harry Akin's Night Hawk, the restaurant was the first in Austin to integrate following the Civil Rights Movement. This closure is one of many among long-standing Austin bars and restaurants—including Ruby's BBQ, El Gallo and Annies Cafe &... more >

South Austin vintage store Bloomers and Frocks to expand

Bloomers and Frocks, a vintage women’s clothing and accessories store located at 1628 S. First St., Austin, in half of a vintage stone house will expand to occupy the entire house in mid-July. The expansion will double the shop’s size and expand the business' selection to include more vintage items as well as gifts and accessories from local artisans. The shop opened in 2016. 512-715-4611.... more >

Bubble tea shop plans July 21 grand opening in Northwest Austin

Sharetea will host its grand opening July 21 at 13343 N. US 183​,​ Ste. 275, Austin. The Taiwan-based bubble tea shop serves black, fruit, cheese and milk teas with pearls or tapioca balls. Each franchise uses products imported from Taiwan, said franchise owner Christine Nieh, a University of Texas at Austin graduate who is also Taiwanese. 512-838-6752.... more >

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