Entertainment anchor for the Co-Op District announced Thursday night in Hutto

Image description
Flix Brewhouse prototype
Flix Brewhouse was announced as the Co-Op District’s entertainment complex at Thursday night’s Hutto City Council meeting.

Hutto Economic Development Corporation Chair Bill Gravell and Flix Brewhouse Senior Vice President Real Estate and Brand Development Matt Silvers made the announcement with a presentation for council members and the general public.

The movie theater chain offers craft beer brewed in-house as well as dining options for moviegoers. Silvers floated the possibility of brewing a "Hippo Hefeweizen" at the Hutto movie theater during his presentation.

"Flix isn’t just about beer, movies and food," Silver said. "We have a whole bunch of alternative programming offered up."

Silvers did not specify how many theaters and seats the Hutto Flix Brewhouse location will offer, but estimated that 6,000 to 7,000 customers will visit the site every week.

Per Gravell, Hutto's Flix Brewhouse will be 39,000 square feet and will employ anywhere from 150 to 200 people. Part of the economic development agreement, according to the Hutto EDC chairman, mandates the movie theater hire a certain percentage of Hutto ISD and local college students.

"Every high school kid that lives in Hutto, Texas, will no longer have to go to Round Rock or Taylor for a job… they will be able to do that right here in Hutto," Gravell said Thursday night.

This is the second tenant announced for the upcoming Co-Op District, a $210 million mixed-use development on the north side of Hwy. 79, just west of downtown Hutto.

Earlier this month, Hutto officials unveiled Elgin-based Southside Market & Barbeque as the development’s first tenant, slated to open April 1, 2019. Additionally, the new Hutto City Hall is scheduled to open at the Co-Op District in December this year.

"We’re excited to work on [the Co-Op District] with you and to be a part of it," Silvers said.

The Flix Brewhouse location will be the first movie theater in Hutto. The closest theater to Hutto is currently the Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center— more than 5 miles away from downtown Hutto. The Howard Theatre in Taylor and the Cinemark Movies 8 in Round Rock are both more than 8 miles outside of town.

Flix Brewhouse has a location in Round Rock off Hesters Crossing Road. That location features nine screens and in 2016 expanded its brewing capacity by 50 percent to include a 7-barrel prospero system as well as adding a 15-barrel fermenter and two additional serving tanks. Several of Flix Brewhouse's craft beers have gone on to win awards.

In all, Flix Brewhouse has eight separate locations, including three in Texas.

No timeline was given for construction or an opening date.
SHARE THIS STORY
By Iain Oldman

Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the reporter for Northwest Austin.


MOST RECENT

Hutto City Council will consider three types of exemptions—homestead, senior citizen and disabled persons—at its March 5 meeting. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto City Council weighs senior tax, homestead exemptions in workshop

Hutto City Council will consider three types of exemptions—homestead, senior citizen and disabled persons—at its March 5 meeting.

Less than nine months before the anticipated opening of Kalahari, Round Rock City Council approved an amendment related to payments for improvements on the site. (Rendering courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)
Kalahari, Round Rock amend $15M site improvement agreement

Less than nine months before the anticipated opening of Kalahari, Round Rock City Council approved an amendment related to payments for improvements on the site.

Plans to extend Meadow Lake Park in northeast Round Rock and to extend a trail further around Meadow Lake advanced Feb. 27. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
Meadow Lake Park and trail to be extended in Round Rock

Plans to extend Meadow Lake Park in northeast Round Rock and to extend a trail further around Meadow Lake advanced Feb. 27.

State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, announced Feb. 27 that his is exploring a run for Kirk Watson’s state Senate seat. (Courtesy Eddie Rodriguez)
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez exploring run for Kirk Watson’s state Senate seat

State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, announced his resignation from the District 14 seat Feb. 18 and will leave office April 30 for a position at the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Round Rock is the first in Williamson County to offer a minimally invasive heart procedure. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Round Rock)
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center—Round Rock first in WilCo with open heart surgery alternative

BSW Health has expanded its transcatheter aortic value replacement, or TAVR, program to BSW Round Rock, according to a Feb. 24 news release.

The Travis Central Appraisal District will not increase home appraisal values this year. (Courtesy Fotolia)
After offer, Travis Central Appraisal District and Austin Board of Realtors at market data impasse

After the Austin Board of Realtors offered what it called a possible solution to an ongoing dispute over market data access Feb. 27, the Travis Central Appraisal District said it would not change its decision to use last year’s home appraisal values again this year.

Rogness Brewing Co. announced the new name for its new Pflugerville location in a Feb. 20 Facebook post. (Community Impact Staff)
Rogness Brewing Co. announces new name of upcoming brewery

Rogness Brewing Co.'s upcoming Pflugerville location will open as Samfellda Brewing, the business announced Feb. 20.

Bath and Body Works will celebrate its grand opening at Stone Hill Town Center on Feb. 28. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Stone Hill Town Center announces Bath and Body Works grand opening date

The national chain is known for its bath and body care products, fragrances and candles.

Central Health off East Cesar Chavez Street.
Central Health establishes new executive medical board as first step to begin employing physicians

Following a change in state law that allows Central Health to employ and appoint physicians, the agency took its first step to hiring its own medical professionals.

The dessert franchise has leased 1,400 sq. ft. at 18817 Limestone Commercial Drive in Stone Hill Town Center, next to Torchy's Tacos. (Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)
UPDATED: Crumbl Cookies to open in Pflugerville Feb. 28

The dessert franchise has leased 1,400 sq. ft. at 18817 Limestone Commercial Drive in Stone Hill Town Center, next to Torchy's Tacos.

The portion of Picadilly Drive identified is located adjacent to Windermere Primary School and Windermere Elementary School. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Picadilly Drive no parking ordinance OK'd by Pflugerville council on first reading

The portion of Picadilly Drive identified is located adjacent to Windermere Primary School and Windermere Elementary School.

Pflugerville City Council unanimously approved a motion calling for a roadway impact fee study to be conducted on the city's behalf at council's Feb. 25 meeting. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact. Newspaper)
Pflugerville approves roadway impact fee study

Pflugerville City Council unanimously approved a motion calling for a roadway impact fee study to be conducted on the city's behalf at council's Feb. 25 meeting

Back to top