Owner Pat Stafford is planning to open a second location of Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria Ristorante in Leander. Coming in summer 2015 to the Shops at Crystal Falls, 3350 N. Lakeline Boulevard, Leander, the restaurant will serve a variety of pizzas, pastas, wings, sandwiches, salads and more.
Stafford said the 4,600-square-foot space will offer a cocktail bar as well as table and booth seating, similar to the original restaurant in Avery Ranch.
"We have been looking for a second location for about a year and Crystal Falls is beautiful and its just growing so much," he said. "It seems like an Avery [Ranch] in the making. It has a golf course [and] a good family community. It seemed like a good opportunity to get into a growing area."
The new restaurant is about 100 square feet larger than the Avery Ranch location and will seat about 170 people, including 25 seats at the bar.
"I think we are going to fill a need up there. Its a really good family area that's what we like, Stafford said. "Even though we have a bar, we like the family atmosphere and the little bit older crowd."
Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria Ristorante, 14900 Avery Ranch Blvd., Ste. C-700, Austin.512-238-8889.www.brooklynheightspizzeria.com
Several new stores are coming to Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park.Expected to open in summer 2015, Shoe Dept. Encore will soon begin construction on an 11,395-square-foot store located on the upper level between Sears and Dillards. The department store offers shoes, handbags and accessories for women, men and children. This location will mark the first Shoe Dept. Encore in the Austin area.www.shoeshow.com
Bourbon Street Candy Co. will open in summer 2015 on the upper level of Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park, near the Dillards mens court. Candy selections from the 1,795 square-foot shop include salty, sweet and sour selections such as Jelly Bellies, chocolate and fudge. www.facebook.com/bourbonstreetcandyco
Leander Mayor Chris Fielder announced Jan. 27 that a second location of Cherry Creek Catfish Restaurant will open in Leander this June on FM 2243 just east of Smokey Mo's Barbecue. The restaurant has served southern-style dishes, Cajun fare, burgers and more at its original location, 5712 Manchaca Road, Austin, for more than 20 years.www.cherrycreekcatfish.com
Video game store Press Play relocated inside Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park, to make way for Shoe Dept. Encore. The new store in a 1,333-square-foot space by Macys on the lower level sells me XBox 360, PS3, Wii, and Nintendo DS games. www.facebook.com/pressplaylakeline
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Delysia Chocolatier, which opened a 2,000-square-foot culinary center in November at 2000 Windy Terrace, Ste. 2C, Cedar Park, has partnered with Austin-based Titos Handmade Vodka to offer limited edition products. The handcrafted, vodka-infused truffle collection includes three cocktail-inspired treats including the Texas Sipper, Red Punch and Bloody Mary truffles. The endeavor is part of Titos Meet the Maker program, which aims to promote artisans such as Delysia Chocolatier owner Nicole Patel. A box of 9 truffles costs $27 and is available at www.titosvodka.com. 512-413-4701. www.delysia.com