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.


The Pushing for Justice Caravan for Javier Ambler was held in San Gabriel Park on Aug. 15. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Javier Ambler’s Law awaits Texas Senate approval

The bill passed the House on April 15.

Austin transportation officials said April 15 the range of corridor construction program projects initiated through the city's 2016 Mobility Bond remain on track for completion by late 2024. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Several Austin corridor mobility projects moving forward in 2021, program on track for 2024 completion

Transportation officials said some corridor program improvements previously planned along Guadalupe Street and East Riverside Drive are being reduced ahead of Project Connect expansions.

Round Rock ISD trustees voted to maintain the district's mask policy that requires masks on school property. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Mask policy remains in place for Round Rock ISD

A motion that would have lifted part of the district's policy failed.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Teachers in Round Rock will receive a 1% pay increase for the 2021-22 school year. (Photo courtesy Round Rock ISD)
Teachers in Round Rock ISD to see 1% salary increase for 2021-22

The increase will cost the district roughly $4.6 million and is included in the proposed budget.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
New coronavirus cases continue to be reported even as vaccinations ramp up in Williamson County

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

Austin FC supporters celebrate the official announcement of the team in January 2019. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
How, where to watch historic first Austin FC match April 17

Check out this list of breweries, pubs and restaurants around Central Texas that are hosting watch parties for April 17's inaugural Austin FC game.

Z'Tejas' chorizo dumplings are served on the Arboretum location's porch. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Z'Tejas to open in Avery Ranch; butcher, deli to open in Dripping Springs and more Central Texas news

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

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell predicted the end of mass vaccination sites by Memorial Day. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County judge predicts end of most mass vaccination sites by Memorial Day

As of April 14, its waitlist had dwindled to fewer than 50 for those in phases 1A, 1B and 1C and teachers, officials said.

Maj. Vito Errico, left, and Maj. Jason Zuniga are co-directors of Army Futures Command's Software Factory, for which the first cohort of soldiers started in January. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
From a rifle to a keyboard: Army Futures Command opens Software Factory at downtown ACC campus

Twenty-five soldiers started in January as part of the Software Factory's first cohort. Gen. Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be at the Rio Grande campus for a ribbon-cutting April 15.

The Bowen in The Domain
Local business leaders say The Domain continues to drive growth in North Austin market

The Domain continues to attract high-skill labor talent to the area through an employment market rife with tech opportunities and a real estate market close to nightlife and entertainment amenities.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes leaders and Community First Village residents unveiled the planned third and fourth phases of the Austin development for the formerly homeless April 14. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin's Community First Village for the formerly homeless announces 127-acre, 1,400-home expansion

Officials with the community, which is intended for residents who have experienced chronic homelessness, said that two new expansion phases are expected to begin development in 2022.