Read business and community news from September from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of Central Texas.

New Braunfels

From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory

Tyler Forbes said he has never seen anything like this before.

Forbes, a sales associate for Austin Canoe & Kayak’s New Braunfels location, said in the last few months customers have been bombarding his shop with demand for river equipment. Everything from kayaks to accompanying accessories has been difficult to keep in stock, he said.

Leander-Cedar Park

Mojo Coffee opens on RM 620 in Northwest Austin

Mojo Coffee Lakeline is now open at 12206 N. RR 620, Austin. The coffee shop serves espresso-based drinks, smoothies, energy drinks, teas, pastries and granola bars. Orders can be placed online, in the drive-thru and at the walk-up counter.

Central Austin

Austin Trail of Lights could live on as drive-thru event this winter

Austinites could be staring at a trail of taillights while attending the area’s annual holiday light show at Zilker Park this winter.


City Post to bring steakhouse, market, speakeasy to downtown Georgetown

Georgetown residents can expect a new steakhouse, oyster bar, butcher counter, small market and event space—all in what was formerly the historic post office, which was built in the 1930s.

Lake Travis-Westlake

River Place Limited District ends $10 fee on two sections of River Place trail

The River Place Limited District is no longer charging a $10 fee periodically to people living outside the district’s boundaries for access to two of three River Place trails.

Northwest Austin

Local comics mourn loss of 'the heartbeat of the comedy scene' in Capitol City Comedy Club

In the hours after the Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 8 reported that late-night entertainment venue Capitol City Comedy Club is permanently ending operations, standup comedians from around the country took to social media to grieve the closing.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

FIRST LOOK: Renovated Pflugerville Recreation Center opens Sept. 25

In the six months during which the Pflugerville Recreation Center temporarily closed, work has continued for Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department staff. Beginning in mid-April, staff utilized funds from the recreation budget to give the facilities several upgrades, including new paint, an upgraded game room, concentrated senior facilities and additional computer equipment.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

San Marcos officials OK reopening of parks and river access

Due to what city officials are describing as a steady decline in active COVID-19 cases, the city of San Marcos will reopen all public facilities, including parks and athletic complexes, starting Sept. 16 at 8 a.m.

Southwest Austin

South Austin business updates: Evolve Chiropractic opening in Dripping Springs, Secret Oktober relocates and more

Here is the latest business news from South Austin.

Brian Rash, Taylor Girtman, Nicholas Cicale, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Brian Perdue, Iain Oldman and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.