Springwoods Pool now open after repairs and 6 other Northwest Austin business updates to know

Springwoods Pool
Springwoods Pool in Northwest Austin has reopened to the public after repairs were made on damages sustained during the winter storm. (Courtesy Young To)

Springwoods Pool in Northwest Austin has reopened to the public after repairs were made on damages sustained during the winter storm. (Courtesy Young To)

Now open


Home goods retailer Furniture Mall of Texas celebrated its grand opening Feb. 13 at 12901 N. I-35, Austin, in the Shops at Tech Ridge. The furniture mall, founded by Austin’s Couch Potatoes and the co-owners of the Furniture Mall of Kansas, features nearly 700 display rooms across 100,000 square feet of showroom space, with furniture and decor available from Austin-based creators. Furniture Mall of Texas sells mattresses, chairs, bedroom sets and more. www.thefurnituremall.com


Professional services provider CLA over the winter opened a new Austin office at 11501 Burnet Road, Ste. 125, Austin. CLA offers financial services for both businesses and individuals, including investment strategies, tax counseling, outsourcing services and more. 512-276-6044. www.claconnect.com

Coming soon


Snapp Clean Car Wash is set to open in April at 1815 N. RM 620, Austin. The automatic car wash has a variety of options for customers and will feature touchless and soft-touch systems. 512-982-6870. www.snappclean.com

New ownership


St. David’s HealthCare on March 1 announced it acquired Urgent and Family Care at Avery Ranch, located at 10625 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. D400, Austin. The clinic has been rebranded to St. David’s CareNow Urgent Care and will offer health care services for nonemergency illnesses and injuries, including flu-like symptoms, minor burns, vaccinations, checkups and more. Walk-ins are welcome at this clinic location. 512-733-9400. www.carenow.com

New management


Juniper Communities on Feb. 1 announced 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 adding on-site primary care and launching a new dining program. 512-418-8822. www.junipercommunities.com

In the news


Point of Care Health Services, located at 7000 N. MoPac, Austin, in late January launched rapid COVID-19 testing mobile units that can be contracted by employers, venues and public institutions. According to the company, these mobile units can also provide on-site vaccinations and will test for other common maladies that bear similar symptoms to COVID-19, such as the flu. 512-831-3660. www.pochealthservices.com

Community


Springwoods Pool, located at 13320 Lyndhurst St., Austin, reopened March 9 after damages incurred during the winter storm were repaired, according to the Austin Parks & Recreation Department. The pool’s hours have been extended for the public to use while Big Stacy and Bartholomew pools remain closed for storm-related repairs. 512-974-9330. www.austintexas.gov/department/springwoods-pool
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.


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