54th Street Grill coming to Pflugerville; Tex-Mex eatery to open in Avery Ranch and more Central Texas news

54th Street Grill's menu features more than 150 items, including craft burgers, steaks, sandwiches and Southern comfort food dishes, including fried steak, ribs and jambalaya. (Courtesy 54th Street Grill)
54th Street Grill's menu features more than 150 items, including craft burgers, steaks, sandwiches and Southern comfort food dishes, including fried steak, ribs and jambalaya. (Courtesy 54th Street Grill)

54th Street Grill's menu features more than 150 items, including craft burgers, steaks, sandwiches and Southern comfort food dishes, including fried steak, ribs and jambalaya. (Courtesy 54th Street Grill)

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Pflugerville-Hutto

54th Street Grill confirms opening date for Pflugerville's Stone Hill Town Center

Restaurant chain 54th Street Grill will open a Pflugerville location in late 2021 or early 2022, company representatives confirmed in a March 24 email.

Georgetown



Loram Technologies building rail research and development center in Georgetown

Loram Technologies plans to start construction on a research and development center in Georgetown later this year, according to a March 24 news release.

Northwest Austin

Seareinas, Jewboy Subs and more restaurants coming to North Austin

These seven restaurants have recently opened in North Austin or are opening soon.

Leander-Cedar Park

Tex-Mex restaurant opening in Avery Ranch area this fall

Tex-Mex restaurant Mama Betty’s Tex-Mex y Cantina plans to open in October in the Avery Ranch area.

Central Austin

Dog owners cautioned of toxic algae risk in Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin after harmful samples found farther west

After blue-green algae samples collected in some Highland Lakes tested positive for toxins that can be fatal to dogs, the city of Austin is raising its risk level on Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin from “low risk” to “increased risk.”

Jack Flagler, Kelsey Thompson, Fernanda Figueroa, Taylor Girtman and Olivia Aldridge contributed to this report.



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Pflugerville-commissioned study concludes city subsidy to ESD No. 2 not needed

Rich Buchanan from AP Triton said a study found that ESD No. 2 does not need an annual payout of $2.793 million that it has requested from the city.

Coronavirus vaccines
Half of Williamson County’s population now vaccinated

Williamson County has crossed an important threshold in the quest to reach effective herd immunity.

Black Rock Coffee Bar has locations in Austin and Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Black Rock Coffee Bar coming to Hutto

Construction is underway for a Black Rock Coffee Bar in Hutto.

(Rendering courtesy Neerja Kwatra)
New car wash coming to Pflugerville next year

A new car wash business is coming to Pflugerville after purchasing a 1.24-acre lot at the corner of Wells Branch Parkway and Heatherwilde Boulevard, according to a June news release from Evergreen Commercial Real Estate,

Live Oak Street has uneven pavement and cuts in the road from past utility work. (Courtesy city of Hutto)
$325K approved for Live Oak Street project

Hutto City Council approved $325K for a Live Oak Street project during its June 17 meeting.

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six area shopping centers, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy The Arboretum)
Owner of Austin-area shopping centers files for bankruptcy; entertainment complex coming to Cedar Park and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Pflugerville ISD officials discussed ESSER III federal grant funds during a June 17 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Tutoring and more staff emerge as popular uses for federal funding to Pflugerville ISD

Trustees discussed how to use federal relief funds called ESSER III.

The Pflugerville ISD board received an update regarding reducing utility costs during a June 17 meeting. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pflugerville ISD moves to drastically reduce its utility costs

The district currently spends about $3.8 million in utility costs each year.

Photo of a woman and girl walking the trail with the Austin skyline behind them
Travis County commits to electrify fleet, doubles down on climate goals

Commissioners directed staff this week to develop a plan to fully electrify Travis County's fleet of vehicles, a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions for the county.

Courtesy QuikTrip
New QuikTrip convenience store coming to Pflugerville

Information from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation states construction of a new QuikTrip location at 3101 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville, is slated to be complete by Nov. 1.

The Bloomhouse—an 1,100-square-foot home in the hills of West Austin—was built in the 1970s by University of Texas architecture students for fellow student Dalton Bloom. It was featured in the Austin Weird Homes Tour of 2020. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Weird Homes Tour ends; Z’Tejas to close Arboretum restaurant and more Central Texas news

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

(Courtesy Arbor Car Wash)
Arbor Car Wash and Lube Centers in Pflugerville closes permanently

A representative from Arbor Car Wash told Community Impact Newspaper the Pflugerville site was sold in early April to another company and that it was an underperforming business within the Arbor Car Wash family of locations.