Northwest Austin Impacts: Scrubs & Beyond opens south of The Domain, plus 5 other business updates to know

Juniper Village at Spicewood Summit
Juniper Communities announced Feb. 1 it is taking over management of Juniper Village at Spicewood Summit, formerly Brookdale at Spicewood Springs, at 4401 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin. (Courtesy Juniper Communities)

Juniper Communities announced Feb. 1 it is taking over management of Juniper Village at Spicewood Summit, formerly Brookdale at Spicewood Springs, at 4401 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin. (Courtesy Juniper Communities)

NOW OPEN


1. Scrubs & Beyond opened in December at 10515 N. MoPac, Ste. A160, Austin, in The Shops at Arbor Walk. The retailer sells scrubs and other medical uniforms as well as footwear and medical accessories. 512-218-1561. www.scrubsandbeyond.com

2. Rooster’s Men’s Grooming Center opened in November at 7710 N. RM 620, Unit 730, Austin. The company offers a variety of hair care services and products, according to its website. 512-599-4778. www.roostersmgc.com

NEW OWNERSHIP


3. Bicycle Sport Shop owners Laura and Hill Agnew announced Dec. 17 on the company’s social media channels that they sold the company to Trek Bicycle. The bicycle retail and repair shop, with two locations in Northwest Austin at 10947 Research Blvd., Austin, and 9900 W. Parmer Lane, Austin, was bought by the couple in 1988. www.trekbikes.com

NEW MANAGEMENT


4. Juniper Communities announced Feb. 1 it is taking over management of Juniper Village at Spicewood Summit, formerly Brookdale at Spicewood Springs, at 4401 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin. The senior housing community provides care for nearly 100 assisted-living residents. Juniper plans to roll out new initiatives at the community, including on-site primary care and a new dining program. 512-418-8822. www.junipercommunities.com

CLOSINGS


5. Video game lounge Forge Gaming Center, located at 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Bldg. 3, Ste. 132, Austin, announced in December that it is permanently closing, along with the adjacent boba tea cafe Tea Amo, as a result of financial hardships incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic. www.forgegamingcenter.com


6. Locally owned boutique Hempton's Retro Threads, located at 3511 Hyridge Drive, Austin, permanently closed its doors Dec. 31. The shop sold retro-inspired clothing, lingerie and accessories for women and men. www.hemptonsretro.com

By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.