6 Round Rock, Pflugerville businesses that have had to delay opening amid pandemic

The  Kenney Fort Pub & British Restaurant, which is under construction in Round Rock, will offer British-inspired food, local craft beers, cider and wine. (Courtesy The Kenney Fort Pub & British Restaurant)
The Kenney Fort Pub & British Restaurant, which is under construction in Round Rock, will offer British-inspired food, local craft beers, cider and wine. (Courtesy The Kenney Fort Pub & British Restaurant)

The Kenney Fort Pub & British Restaurant, which is under construction in Round Rock, will offer British-inspired food, local craft beers, cider and wine. (Courtesy The Kenney Fort Pub & British Restaurant)

With state mandates requiring nonessential businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic, some area establishments that had planned grand openings this spring have had to postpone. In certain cases, construction delays have also played a factor in slowing down opening timelines. Here is a look at six restaurants and businesses that had been expected to open in Round Rock and Pflugerville this spring.

The Kenney Fort Pub & British Restaurant

Construction continues on The Kenney Fort Pub & British Restaurant within The Shops at Legends Village. The family-friendly restaurant will offer British-inspired food, local craft beers, cider and wine. Originally slated to open in mid-May, the pub is now expected to open in late June, founder Tim Jones said. The Kenney Fort Pub & British Restaurant is located at 3001 Joe DiMaggio Blvd., Ste. 1400, Round Rock. 512-420-3220. www.thekenneyfort.com

Tony C's Pizza and Beer Garden

Originally expected to open this spring, Tony C’s Pizza and Beer Garden is now anticipated to open a Round Rock location over the summer. The beer garden is a new concept from local coal-fired pizzeria and Italian restaurant Tony C’s. The Round Rock restaurant will open at 3800 E. Palm Valley Blvd. 512-263-3473. www.tonycs.com


The Springs at Pflugerville Assisted Living and Memory Care

The Springs at Pflugerville Assisted Living and Memory Care's opening, projected for March, has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, said Jason Caraway of Care Way Senior Living. Located at 1020 Wells Branch Parkway, Pflugerville, the senior living community will offer 32 beds—16 designated for memory care patients and 16 for assisted living—in one-bedroom, suite and studio accommodations. The site is currently accepting reservations, and Caraway said he anticipates admitting residents in late May or early June, depending on the status of the coronavirus outbreak. 512-761-3377. www.carewayseniorliving.com

Hotworx

Hotworx will open a Round Rock location at 2150 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 400. The studio offers a 24-hour virtually instructed exercise program that uses infrared saunas. Users complete isometric workouts or high-intensity interval training sessions while infrared heat penetrates the body. An opening date has not been determined at this time, due to the coronavirus crisis. 512-713-6501. https://hotworx.net/studio/roundrock

Avid Hotel

An 89-room Avid Hotel in Round Rock, which was originally slated to open in February, is now expected to open in July, according to Wurzel Builders. The revised timeline is due in part to coronavirus-related restrictions, which have led to a reduced number of construction workers on-site, the developers said. The July date is conditional pending no further delays or restrictions related to the global pandemic. The four-story Avid Hotel is under construction at 2631 S. A.W. Grimes Blvd. Avid Hotels offer breakfast, a 24-hour fitness studio and free parking for guests. www.avidhotels.com

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, a pet retail and grooming business with more than 130 locations nationwide, is building a Round Rock location within the Shops at University. The locally owned franchise will offer pet grooming and a selection of pet foods, gourmet baked treats, toys, supplies and accessories. Construction is still ongoing amid the coronavirus pandemic, a company representative confirmed, with the goal of being ready to open in May, if restrictions are lifted at that time. The shop is located at 1900 University Blvd., Round Rock. www.woofgangbakery.com
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.