Pie Five Pizza now open, Idle Vine Brewing Co. coming soon to Pflugerville

The Pflugerville location of Pie Five Pizza opened May 27.

The Pflugerville location of Pie Five Pizza opened May 27.

NOW OPEN: The first Austin-area location of Pie Five Pizza opened May 27 at 2424 FM 685, Ste. 200, Pflugerville. The pizza parlor offers customizable personal pizzas that are fully cooked several minutes after ordering. Customers can choose from a variety of crust, sauce and cheese options, including vegan cheese. Pie Five also offers a selection of entree salads, breadsticks and desserts. Hours are Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 512-942-0017. www.piefivepizza.com

NOW OPEN: Yoga Pflow opened June 17 at 616 FM 685, Ste. 109, Pflugerville. The studio offers a variety of yoga classes—including Vinyasa flow, Hatha and restorative yoga—and also plans to host special events and themed nights such as “Ladies Night Out” and “80s Night.” 512-484-6318. www.yogapflow.com

COMING SOON: Idle Vine Brewing Co. will launch a brewery and tasting room this fall at 16920 Joe Barbee Drive, Bldg. 1, Pflugerville. Area businessmen Todd Wink and Brian Bristow are partnering on the project, which aims to provide quality, American craft beer to residents of the Pflugerville, Round Rock, Cedar Park and North Austin areas. Idle Vine offerings will include an India pale ale, pale ale, a porter and a session ale. www.idlevinebrewery.com

COMING SOON: Lacey Holcomb, a licensed professional counselor and registered yoga teacher, and four other instructors will open Holcomb Counseling & Yoga in late 2016 or early 2017 at 905 FM 685, Pflugerville. The center will allow Holcomb to offer donation-only classes in a custom-built studio space with glass doors that can be opened for open-air yoga, she said. The center will also feature three therapy offices and a meditation garden with butterfly bushes, Holcomb said. 281-639-0635. www.holcombcounselingandyoga.com. [email protected]

CLOSING: Lil’ Mama’s Corner Cafe at 104 N. Railroad Ave., Pflugerville, closed July 2.


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