Steakhouse opens in Northwest Austin; Nancy's Sky Garden to return to Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Bashaw's Steakhouse & Seafood in late November started serving diners in the Northwest Austin area. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bashaw's Steakhouse & Seafood in late November started serving diners in the Northwest Austin area. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bashaw's Steakhouse & Seafood in late November started serving diners in the Northwest Austin area. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Northwest Austin

Steakhouse debuts in Northwest Austin and 5 other restaurant openings to know

New Northwest Austin restaurant Bashaw’s Steakhouse & Seafood first opened its doors to customers in late November.

Central Austin



Easy Tiger to open East Austin location in early February

After closing its original Sixth Street location and opening in South Austin this fall, local bake shop, restaurant and beer garden Easy Tiger is expanding to East Austin in early February.

Public can weigh in on Project Connect rail, bus lines in late January, early February

After Austin voters passed Project Connect, a $7.1 billion public transportation expansion, in November, the first task for Capital Metro and the city was to put in place the government board that would oversee contract approvals. That happened in December when the members of the Austin Transit Partnership were announced.

The next step involves public engagement.

New Sweetgreen location and 4 more businesses coming to downtown Austin, the Drag

Sweetgreen opened a second Austin location at 2234 Guadalupe St. on Dec. 21.

Southwest Austin

South Austin business news: Pinthouse Brewing opens, new Precision Camera & Video coming soon and more


Pinthouse Brewing opened its new location at 2201 E. Ben White Blvd., Austin, on Jan. 6. This is the fourth location for the local brewery and restaurant.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Marzioli Studio replaces Hill Country Galleria's Toni&Guy hair salon


Toni&Guy, a London-based hair salon chain within the Hill Country Galleria, is under new ownership as of Jan. 6 and was rebranded as Marzioli Studio.

Georgetown

Sip ‘n’ Stain leaves Georgetown Square while Hydrate moves in

Sip ‘n’ Stain Georgetown is leaving its brick-and-mortar location on the Georgetown Square and moving the business to a mobile format on Feb. 1, bringing workshops directly to customers, according to the business's Facebook page.

Nancy's Sky Garden returning to Georgetown

Nancy’s Sky Garden is returning to Georgetown after closing in June.

Statewide

H-E-B launches COVID-19 vaccine registration portal, but awaits additional doses

H-E-B launched a registration portal for people seeking coronavirus vaccines Jan. 8. As of Jan. 11, the Texas grocery store and pharmacy chain was still awaiting another shipment of vaccines before appointments are made available through the portal.

Jack Flagler, Iain Oldman, Olivia Aldridge, Amy Rae Dadamo and Ali Linan contributed to this report.



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Lawmakers began hearings Feb. 25 to hear from energy executives about what led to dayslong power outages following a Feb. 14 winter storm. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin weekly roundup: The storm is over, but the questions are just beginning

In hearings last week, a state senator from the Houston area called the power and water outages in Texas "the largest trainwreck in the history of degregulated electricity."

Reports surfaced Feb. 22 of dogs falling ill after swimming in Lake Travis. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Blue-green algae toxic to animals found in Hudson Bend area of Lake Travis

Solid organic material was taken for testing from the edge of Travis Landing located on the east side of Hudson Bend. Those samples indicated the presence of algae and decaying algae containing cyanotoxin, which is fatal to dogs and other animals.

Full-time staff would receive a $500 allotment for personal protective equipment, while part-time employees would be given a one-time $250 payment. (Screenshot courtesy Pflugerville ISD)
Pflugerville ISD approves one-time PPE, vaccine incentive stipends for staff

Full-time staff would receive a $500 allotment for personal protective equipment, while part-time employees would be given a one-time $250 payment.

Samsung's proposed $17 billion chip-making plant would dwarf other recent megaprojects that sought tax incentives in the region.
Samsung’s request to pay no property tax on $17 billion plant tests Austin’s incentive policy

Samsung is asking for 100% property tax reimbursement over 25 years, which would mark the most aggressive corporate tax break in Austin history.

A new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could help expand vaccination availability in Travis County, according to local health officials. (Courtesy Pexels)
Johnson & Johnson vaccine could mean additional supply, easier distribution rollout in Travis County

If approved, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be a valuable weapon against the ongoing pandemic, according to local health officials.

Austin ISD students will begin the 2021-22 school year Tuesday, Aug. 17. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Take a look at Austin ISD’s newly approved calendar for the 2021-22 school year

Austin ISD trustees have approved the academic calendar for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Austin ISD students are scheduled to return to classrooms March 1 for the first time since Winter Storm Uri. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Winter storm damage could prevent 10 Austin ISD campuses from reopening next week

Austin ISD students are scheduled to return to classrooms March 1 for the first time since Winter Storm Uri.

A tree's branches fell on a car in North Austin in the midst of Winter Storm Uri in February. With downed tree limbs and burst water lines causing property damage across Austin, the city has directed additional funds into programs to help some homeowners with emergency home repairs. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Still in crisis mode, Austin City Council initiates recovery following winter storm

With 200 to 400 apartment and condo complexes in Austin still without water, City Council is aiming to direct aid and relieve some of the financial burden felt by residents following the devastating winter storms.

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
H-E-B to open in Oak Hill in Aug.; comedy club coming to The Domain and more news from February

Read business and community news from the past month from Central Texas.

Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
Jo's Coffee opens in Central Austin; new restaurant coming to Georgetown Square and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.