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Central Texas

Owner of multiple Austin-area shopping centers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Washington Prime Group Inc. announced June 15 that it and its subsidiaries will be filing voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Central Austin

Chez Nous, downtown Austin's longstanding French bistro, permanently closes

After nearly four decades in downtown Austin, French bistro Chez Nous has permanently closed.

Cedar Park-Leander

F45 Cedar Park to reopen in July with new ownership

F45 Cedar Park will open under new franchise ownership in late July. F45 Training offers HIIT, or high-intensity interval training classes.

First Citizens Bank opens Cedar Park branch

First Citizens Bank, a North Carolina-based bank, opened a Cedar Park branch June 14. The bank offers personal and business services, according to a release.

Northwest Austin

Ethereal Gift Collective opens in Northwest Austin with locally sourced wares

The independently owned retailer offers tarot card readings and sells candles, florals, jewelry, vintage goods and other items sourced from local small businesses, 95% of which are female-owned, according to the company.

Burnet Road sidewalk improvements near Q2 Stadium expected to finish by July

The first part of pedestrian and mobility improvements along Burnet Road in North Austin will be fully open for public use before the end of the month, according to new materials from the city of Austin.

Round Rock

Round Rock to break ground on new library June 17

Round Rock will break ground on its new library at 200 E. Liberty Ave. on June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Olivia Aldridge, Iain Oldman, Brooke Sjoberg and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.