Amazon sets up shop in Central Texas; Milano Pizza coming to Cedar Park and more local news

Amazon will invest at least $250 million into the Pflugerville facility during its minimum 10-year lease agreement, according to an economic development performance agreement between the PCDC and Amazon. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Amazon will invest at least $250 million into the Pflugerville facility during its minimum 10-year lease agreement, according to an economic development performance agreement between the PCDC and Amazon. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Amazon will invest at least $250 million into the Pflugerville facility during its minimum 10-year lease agreement, according to an economic development performance agreement between the PCDC and Amazon. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Strengthening Central Texas footprint, Amazon delivers facilities in Pflugerville, Round Rock

The Pflugerville facility is the latest in a series of Amazon sites that recently opened or are planned to open in Central Texas in 2021. Other Central Texas locations include a Round Rock delivery station that opened in September; a sortation center in Kyle that also opened in September; and an additional 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center scheduled to open in San Marcos in fall 2021.

WiseGuys—A Chicago Eatery serves up Windy City classics in Round Rock



From the outside, WiseGuys may be just a restaurant in Round Rock, owner Bill Nychay said. However, when guests step inside, they are transported to the quintessential sights, sounds and culture of Chicago, he said.

Free weekend meals extended to Round Rock ISD students for remainder of school year

All Round Rock ISD students now qualify for optional weekend meals for the duration of the 2020-21 academic year, RRISD announced in a January news release.

One Eleven East celebrates 5-year anniversary in Hutto and 2 other area business updates

One Eleven East has said "I do" to five years of business in Hutto.

Leander-Cedar Park

Milano Pizza coming soon to Cedar Park plus 2 more local business updates


Milano Pizza will soon open a second location in Cedar Park. The pizza restaurant, located at 251 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. 117, Cedar Park, will have dine-in, carryout and delivery services, according to its website.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Bold Lines Tattoo Studio celebrates fifth anniversary in Kyle


Bold Lines Tattoo Studio celebrated its fifth anniversary Jan. 7. Located at 5500 FM 2770, Ste. 111, Kyle, The shop, previously known as Fine Line Tattoo, is known for tattoo artist Leche Main's custom bold line and floral work.

New Braunfels

How do you take it? A guide to local coffee shops in New Braunfels

Whether you take your coffee black, with plenty of cream and sugar, or somewhere in between, these nine area coffee shops have options to match a variety of caffeine preferences.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Taco Bell closes in West Lake Hills and more business news from the Lake Travis-Westlake area

Taco Bell permanently closed its location at 3201 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills, in January.

Metrowide

Austin Public Health to open vaccine registration to some Phase 1B recipients Jan. 13


Austin Public Health will open an online registration portal for coronavirus vaccine appointments Jan. 13 to begin distribution of a 12,000-dose shipment of vaccines allotted by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Statewide

Houston-based Shipley Do-Nuts acquired by private investment firm affiliate

The acquisition of Houston-based Shipley Do-Nuts by an affiliate of the private investment firm Peak Rock Capital was completed Jan. 6, the firm announced in a statement.

Warren Brown, Olivia Aldridge, Amy Rae Dadamo, Taylor Girtman, Kelsey Thompson, Lauren Canterberry and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.



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Pflugerville City Council advanced a project to improve the intersection at Cameron Road and East Pecan Street on Nov. 30. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pflugerville officials approve advancement of improvement at Cameron Road, E. Pecan Street intersection

City information stated the project will realign the area to create an all-way-stop intersection.

The state and the city of Austin had already exhausted rental assistance funding from the federal program. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis County hits pause on rental assistance applications as federal dollars dry up

With surging demand and the scheduled eviction moratorium expiring in December, Travis County is facing a possible shortfall in Emergency Rental Assistance Program funding.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.

Pflugerville City Council discussed placement of electric vehicle-charging stations during a Nov. 30 meeting. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pflugerville officials discuss upgrades to electric vehicle chargers, implementation of usage fees

Electric vehicle-charging stations will soon be improved at Pflugerville city facilities, and with those upgrades could come usage fees.

The World Health Organization listed the omicron variant as a “variant of concern” on Nov. 26. The variant was first reported in South Africa. (Courtesy Travis County)
Austin Public Health eyes movement of omicron variant, but has yet to detect a case

The Austin-Travis County area will also remain in Stage 3 because of moderate community transmission rates and rising cases nationwide.

(Courtesy Taco Casa)
Taco Casa to break ground on Hutto location Dec. 2

Taco Casa will soon break ground on a restaurant in Hutto, its first in the Austin area.

Crust Pizza Co. is opening soon in Montgomery and Willis. (Courtesy Crust Pizza Co.)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses coming to McKinney; Crust Pizza Co. to open two locations in Montgomery, Willis and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 30.

The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy Google Maps)
See the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, including new Smartwebs office building

Wondering what renovations and new construction are underway or set to begin soon in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto? Be the first to find out.

I Live Here I Give Here encourages individuals to donate to nonprofit organizations in their community. (Courtesy I Live Here I Give Here)
I Live Here I Give Here encourages Austinites to donate to local organizations Nov. 30

The nonprofit is encouraging the community to donate for Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30.

The median home price in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area has risen considerably since last October. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Home sales, costs in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto remain hotter than Greater Austin; Halal Guys opens in Pearland and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 29.

Pflugerville City Staff recommend using alternate routes while lane closures are in place. (Rendering courtesy city of Pflugerville)
New work on Pecan Street, FM 685 in Pflugerville has city staff recommending alternate routes

City information states there will be no change to the existing traffic patterns during the day, and the intersection improvement project is still anticipated for a mid-December completion.