Cranky Granny's Sweet Rolls coming to Domain; Texas Beef Traders opens in Lakeway and more Central Texas news

Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls will open its first storefront May 29 in The Domain. (Courtesy Taylor Elliot)
Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls will open its first storefront May 29 in The Domain. (Courtesy Taylor Elliot)

Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls will open its first storefront May 29 in The Domain. (Courtesy Taylor Elliot)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Northwest Austin

Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls set to debut first storefront in The Domain later this spring

Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls will open its first storefront May 29 in the North Austin shopping center at 10910 Domain Drive, Ste. 106, Austin.


9 Asian-owned eateries to support in Georgetown

After a year of being unjustly blamed and scapegoated for the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans are facing a rise in hate crimes, and Asian-owned business are facing a decline in patronage.

Local business owners said one way to support the Asian American community is by visiting Asian-owned restaurants in the area.

New Hard Count restaurant slated to open March 29 in Georgetown

Hard Count restaurant plans to open in Georgetown on March 29 at The Summit at Rivery Park. Hard Count, which has the same owners as 2020 Market Scratch Kitchen and Bar, is an elevated sports bar with more of an emphasis on nightlife.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Texas Beef Traders opens in Lakeway offering customers a ranch-to-table experience

Texas Beef Traders opened March 16 in Lakeway Town Center at 2127 Lohmans Crossing Road, Ste. 310, Lakeway, offering customers a ranch-to-table experience. The family-owned shop sells locally sourced, high-quality beef products hand selected by nearby Hill Country ranchers.

New boutique selling sustainable fashion opens at Hill Country Galleria

Gather & Co. offers clothing, accessories, home goods and other products from local markets with a mission to promote sustainability and support the local community, according to a media release from the galleria.

Central Austin

Five new restaurants coming to East Austin

Five new businesses are bringing menus to Austin's east side.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Kyle's Veterans Drive, formerly Rebel Drive, will get new signage by Memorial Day

The recently dubbed Veterans Drive in Kyle—the result of a renaming effort from its former handle, Rebel Drive, that took several months of planning and working with residents—is on its way to getting new signage.

AquaBrew Brewery & Beer Garden sets up shop at former Hops & Grain location in San Marcos

AquaBrew Brewery & Beer Garden, which celebrated five years in business March 16, has relocated to 110 E. MLK Drive, Ste. 130, San Marcos, at the former Hops & Grain location. AquaBrew moved into the new location March 5, and it will offer up to 25 different beers and continue to release new styles.

Dripping Springs-based cleaning company Cabana Clean to expand services to Buda, Kyle, San Marcos

Cabana Clean, located at 100 Commons Road, Ste. 11, Dripping Springs, on April 1 will expand its services to Buda, Kyle and San Marcos. Services offered include a high-quality single-service, weekly, biweekly or monthly residential cleaning.

Southwest Austin

Gabriela’s Mexican restaurant will open in South Austin later this month

Gabriela’s Group, a local restaurant and bar management company, will open a South Austin restaurant March 28, according to a March 19 news release.

Two new coffee options coming soon to Southwest Austin

Two new coffee options, EDG Coffee and Dutch Bros Coffee, are heading to Southwest Austin.

Ali Linan, Brian Rash, Amy Rae Dadamo, Nicholas Cicale and Olivia Aldridge contributed to this report.


COVID-19 precautions such as a masking requirement remain in place at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
'Signs of hope' on the horizon at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after year-plus dip in air travel

Rising passenger counts, new airline operations and an increase in vaccinations could all support the airport's recovery in 2021.

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 129 new COVID-19 cases between May 10-12

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

Capital Metro bus
Capital Metro announces increased transit services for Austin FC games this season

Capital Metro has increased the frequency of several bus routes for Austin FC game days at Q2 Stadium.

Dell Children's Medical Center North campus groundbreaking
Ascension Texas breaks ground on first children’s hospital in Williamson County

The 187,000-square-foot, four-story hospital is scheduled to open in November 2022 with 36 beds dedicated to emergency pediatric care.

CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

The property has been a redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization target for years. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin evaluating 6 plans to redevelop 19-acre St. John site into mixed-use district

The city has long been seeking to rejuvenate the St. John neighborhood property off I-35 with new housing, retail and recreational space.

Students at Norman-Sims Elementary School and Austin ISD's 124 other schools across the district will now be allowed to remove masks during outdoor physical activities with the permission of a parent or guardian. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD makes outdoor masking optional, eases other health, safety restrictions

Students engaging in outdoor physical activity will now have the option to remove masks.

Regal Arbor at Great Hills
Regal Arbor at Great Hills in Northwest Austin to resume screenings May 14

The Northwest Austin movie theatre will reopen to moviegoers with screenings of eight films this weekend.

House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cocktails to-go are here to stay in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott signs change into law May 12

Supporters say the change will help restaurants continue to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chili’s Grill & Bar sign
Chili's Grill & Bar opens newest Austin restaurant in Four Points area

This Chili’s location offers curbside pickup service, delivery through Doordash and alcohol to go.