While Flix Brewhouse in Round Rock reopened June 24, plans to expand the movie theater chain in Hutto's Co-Op District have been scrapped.

Director of Operations Matthew Baizer said the move is another result of the pandemic, which was what caused the existing locations to close temporarily.

"We've mutually agreed with the city and the developer to move on from that location," he said. "We are looking forward to getting our [Shuttered Venues Operating Grant] funds and reopening our other seven locations that are still closed."

The Shuttered Venues Operating Grant provides financial assistance affected by the pandemic, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration website.

Developers MA Partners had presented a layout of the Co-Op District with a Flix Brewhouse, Top Notch Hamburgers and a Southside Market & Barbeque in May 2019. Southside Market & Barbeque is the only restaurant complete and operating, and construction in the district is on pause until legal questions regarding development agreements are resolved, according to City Manager Warren Hutmacher.