Restaurant Tony C's to open Sept. 24 in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Straying from traditionals like cheese and pepperoni, Tony C's serves specialty pies such as eggplant, prosciutto and goat cheese, and the Truffle Shuffle. (Courtesy Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden)
Straying from traditionals like cheese and pepperoni, Tony C's serves specialty pies such as eggplant, prosciutto and goat cheese, and the Truffle Shuffle. (Courtesy Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden)

Straying from traditionals like cheese and pepperoni, Tony C's serves specialty pies such as eggplant, prosciutto and goat cheese, and the Truffle Shuffle. (Courtesy Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Tony C's brings family recipes, Brooklyn beer scene to Round Rock

For Tony C's founders Tony Ciola and Creed Ford IV, the restaurant industry is a family affair.

The Ciola family opened its first restaurant in Virginia Beach in 1949, before Ciola launched the original Tony C's in Bee Cave in 2009. Sixty years separated, some of his family's signature Italian recipes will find their way onto customers' plates when the franchise opens its first Round Rock location Sept. 24.



PfISD's Hendrickson HS highlighted in Special Olympics docuseries

Pflugerville ISD's Hendrickson High School has been recognized in "Unified Beginnings," a documentary series released by the Special Olympics.

Danny's BBQ relocates from downtown Pflugerville and 3 other business updates to know

Here is the latest update for Danny's BBQ as well as three recently opened area businesses.

Hutto City Hall, library to reopen Oct. 1

Hutto City Hall and Hutto Public Library will reopen to the public Oct. 1, the city announced in a Sept. 22 news release. Capacity limits and updated safety provisions will be in place to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Buda's Ampersand Art Supply a global leader in surface panels for artists


Elaine Salazar runs a massive art supply operation in a 55,000 square foot space just east of I-35 in Buda.

Central Austin

Now open in Austin: Party Barn is back, drive-in movies downtown, burgers in North Austin and more


See the latest in new business openings around Austin.

Georgetown

Kyoto Sushi & Steak Asian Cuisine brings big-city quality to small-town customers

After 11 years of working as a sushi chef in several major cities in the country, Cong Wang decided to move to Central Texas for a quieter way of living and now resides in Georgetown.

But Wang still wanted to bring the art form he loved and spent many years perfecting to his new hometown. This led him to open Kyoto Sushi & Steak Asian Cuisine, first with a Burnet location he opened in 2016 then with a Georgetown location he opened in June 2019.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Eanes ISD trustee candidates to discuss diversity in town hall

Four Eanes ISD board of trustees candidates will participate in a virtual town hall at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion within the district.

Driftwood's Vista Brewing to open pop-up beer garden in Bee Cave

Driftwood-based restaurant and brewery Vista Brewing will open a pop-up garden at the Hill Country Galleria on Sept. 24. The pop-up is located in the galleria’s Central Plaza at 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. T-120, Bee Cave. Vista Brewing will offer a selection of its signature draft beers, local wines, ciders and picnic-style snacks, appetizers and merchandise.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Texas State Optical opens Buda location

On June 6, Texas State Optical opened a location at 1245 Main St., Ste. 330, Buda. The first Texas State Optical opened in Beaumont, Texas, in 1936 and has since opened dozens of locations across the Lone Star State.

River Rose Boutique closes San Marcos store

River Rose Boutique closed its store at 105 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos, which opened Sept. 2, 2016. It was owner Chelsea Rogers' second location. The first location was opened in New Braunfels in July 2014 and remains open for business, as does another location in Lubbock.

Warren Brown, Ali Linan, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Jack Flagler, Brian Rash, Amy Rae Dadamo and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.



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