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.


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.


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.


Photo of a girl weariing a mask and backpack
Austin ISD: mask policy to remain after new CDC guidance

The district said it would continue to require masks at least through the end of the current school year.

I-35 delays
Early morning I-35 delays expected May 15 as TxDOT finishes demolition of US 183 ramp in North Austin

TxDOT will close mainlanes on I-35 in North Austin early in the morning of May 15 as it demolishes a ramp.

Pflugerville ISD administrative building
There will be no recount in tightly contested Pflugerville ISD board election, Aguirre wins place 1 seat

David Aguirre has been elected to serve on the Pflugerville board of trustees.

Javier Ambler's Law is heading to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. (ALi Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

lack man who died in Williamson County Sheriff’s Office custody in 2019. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Javier Ambler's Law moves to Gov. Abbott’s desk

If signed, the law would ban state and local law enforcement from contracting with reality television shows.

The city of Austin's Smart Mobility Office has partnered with Ford on self-driving vehicle initiatives. (Courtesy Ford Motor Company)
Austin's transportation department paving the way for rise in autonomous vehicle traffic

Several private companies are working on autonomous vehicle initiatives in Austin in addition to the city's own smart infrastructure planning.

Goodfolks plans to open in late July to early August. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
New restaurant coming to Georgetown; new Hutto community to have nearly 1K lots and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from Central Texas.

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.