Beer garden The Good Lot coming soon to Cedar Park and more Central Texas news

The beer garden The Good Lot will be located at 2500 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park, near Veterans Memorial Park. (Courtesy Unsplash)
The beer garden The Good Lot will be located at 2500 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park, near Veterans Memorial Park. (Courtesy Unsplash)

The beer garden The Good Lot will be located at 2500 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park, near Veterans Memorial Park. (Courtesy Unsplash)

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

Cedar Park-Leander

Family-friendly beer garden coming to Cedar Park and 4 more local business updates


The Good Lot will serve local and specialty craft beers, wine and cider.

Creole oyster restaurant coming to Cedar Park in November


The oyster bar restaurant will open Nov. 19.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Trick or treat? Have your pick of both with 5 Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto Halloween events


Enjoy some fall-themed activities and eat your weight in candy this Halloween with five "spooktacular" Halloween events in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

Georgetown

New bridal shop Coreena’s Bridal Boutique and Coffee+Crisp coffee trailer open in Georgetown

Coreena’s Bridal Boutique and Coffee+Crisp have recently opened in Georgetown.

Georgetown swift water training facility Fathom Academy now consulting internationally

Owner Barton Bollfrass is helping establish similar swift water training tanks around the world.

Central Austin

After fire in June, Alta Alexander is eager to get back to East 12th Street and Altatudes soon


Alta Alexander is working to stay "top of mind" and opened up an online sales platform as she prepares to return to her storefront.

Now open in downtown Austin and The Drag: Moody's Kitchen + Bar, three new coffee shops and more

See which coffee shops, restaurants and bars recently opened in the downtown and West Campus areas of Austin.

After nearly getting into the smoothie business, Bird Bird Biscuit owners have found a niche with comfort food

Co-owners Brian Batch and Ryan McElroy met when Batch was working at Thunderbird Coffee, which McElroy owns. Next year, Bird Bird will open a location on Koenig Lane.

New Braunfels

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Braunfels opens new location


The new space opened for classes Oct. 3.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Sale of a home in Steiner Ranch to aid Austin families experiencing homeless


The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin celebrated the completion of its 2020 Benefit Home located in the Steiner Ranch area at 12512 Simmental Drive, Austin, during an Oct. 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Amy Rae Dadamo, Lauren Canterberry, Jack Flagler, Taylor Girtman, Ali Linan and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.


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San Marcos-Buda-Kyle May 2021 to-do list: An air show, film festival and farmers markets

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East Social House is now Lamppost Coffee as of May 1. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
New ownership: Lamppost Coffee buys East Social House in Hutto

The coffee shop also has a location in Round Rock.

Q2 Stadium in North Austin
U.S. women’s national soccer team to debut Q2 Stadium next month

The USWNT takes on the Nigerian national team at Q2 Stadium ahead of the summer Olympic Games.

Juneau was adopted at Austin Animal Center in November 2019. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Animal Center reaches critical capacity, opens doors to all adopters for first time since May 2020

Austin and Travis County’s animal shelter, Austin Animal Center, reached negative kennel space May 4, meaning there are more dogs than available kennels, according to a release from the city of Austin.

San Marcos City Council gave guidance to city staff after the parks and recreation board recommended paid parking be implemented at two of the city's river parks. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos to research paid parking at City Park for nonresidents

San Marcos City Council gave guidance to city staff after the parks and recreation board recommended paid parking be implemented at two of the city's river parks.

Photo of Holly Morris-Kuentz and communiity members
Dripping Springs ISD officially hires Holly Morris-Kuentz as superintendent

The hire comes after Morris-Kuentz was named lone finalist for the position in April.

Residential appraisal valuations have been sent to Travis County property owners. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis Central Appraisal Districts says hot housing market is reflected in 2021 appraisals

Property owners have until May 17 to file a protest of their home's appraisal.

Round Rock planning and zoning commission will recommend rezoning 65.5 acres as a PUD to City Council. (Courtesy Mark IV Capital Inc.)
Round Rock commission recommends PUD rezoning for The District

The Round Rock planning and zoning commission recommended rezoning the future site of The District as a PUD to City Council.

Air quality would be measured employees of the city of San Marcos when residents make complaints of air pollution or unwanted smells, which could result in fines. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos City Council considers ordinance to control air pollution and odors

Air quality would be measured employees of the city of San Marcos when residents make complaints of air pollution or unwanted smells, which could result in fines.

Photo of the exterior of La Barbecue
La Barbecue opens new space, plus six more new Austin restaurants

Downtown Italian and Greek eateries are among those joining the Austin restaurant scene this spring.

A rendering shows two new buildings planned for Airstream and ExploreUSA in Buda. (Courtesy city of Buda)
22-acre RV sales facility in Buda on path to major renovations

In order to facilitate the changes, Buda officials on May 4 passed the first readings of a two-part approval consisting of a rezoning of the site to B3, or I-35 business, as well as a specific use permit application for automobile and other vehicle sales in the B3 district.

Wag-A-Bag is headquartered in Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock-based Wag-A-Bag to be acquired, name to eventually be changed

The Rabb family currently operates 16 locations of the gas station and convenience stores.