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.


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.