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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Housing Authority of the City of Austin purchases apartment complex in Northwest Austin to turn into affordable units

Hundreds of below market-rate apartment units are now available along the high-growth West Parmer Lane corridor following the purchase of the complex by a local affordable housing advocacy nonprofit.

By noon Jan. 20, Williamson County had two hubs operating—one in Sun City and one in North Austin. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County COVID-19 vaccine hubs inoculate 2,500 residents on first day

By noon Jan. 20, Williamson County had two hubs operating—one in Sun City and one in North Austin.

Dr. Judith L. Thompson recently took the time to answer several general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
'We still have a long way to go': Central Texas physician answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Judith L. Thompson recently took the time to answer several general questions for Community Impact Newspaper related to the coronavirus vaccine, its efficacy and costs, and other related matters.

Lawmakers have returned to the Capitol. The Texas Legislature began its 2021 session Jan. 12. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
School funding once again a major focus for Austin ISD during legislative session

The district will also be watching for legislation regarding charter schools, accountability, pandemic relief and local control.

Round Rock ISD has temporarily suspended on-campus instruction and extracurricular activities until Jan. 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Round Rock ISD temporarily closes Cedar Ridge High School due to rising COVID-19 cases

Round Rock ISD has temporarily suspended on-campus instruction and extracurricular activities until Jan. 27.

Photo of a doctor handling a vaccine
As community waits anxiously, here is where Travis County stands with COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Demand still exceeds supply for vaccines in the Austin area, even for those in Phase 1 of distribution.

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County reports 12 new COVID-19-related deaths Jan. 20

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Williamson County.

As President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oaths of office, elected officials from around Texas took to Twitter. (Courtesy Adobe Stock Images)
President Joe Biden's inauguration spurs reactions from elected officials around Texas

As President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oaths of office, elected officials from around Texas took to Twitter.

Williamson County increases its COVID-19 rent and utility aid. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County increases COVID-19 rent and utility aid

See how Williamson County continues to spend its federal coronavirus relief funding.

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Demolition underway on future site of 27 Eleven apartment development in North Austin

Site work has begun on the future home of a 5-story apartment development along West Anderson Lane in North Austin.

In addition to vaccine hubs, there are also smaller community vaccine providers throughout Texas, such as pharmacies, that may also have the vaccine available. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
EXPLAINED: When, where and how Texans can receive the COVID-19 vaccine

As Texas is still in the early stages of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, many Texans are still unsure about, where, when and how they can get inoculated.