Drive-thru The Human Bean espresso shop coming to Pflugerville, and 3 other business updates

The Oregon-based drive-thru espresso coffee bar specializes in lattes, cold brews, flavored teas, breakfast sandwiches and pastries, among other offerings. (Courtesy The Human Bean)
The Oregon-based drive-thru espresso coffee bar specializes in lattes, cold brews, flavored teas, breakfast sandwiches and pastries, among other offerings. (Courtesy The Human Bean)

The Oregon-based drive-thru espresso coffee bar specializes in lattes, cold brews, flavored teas, breakfast sandwiches and pastries, among other offerings. (Courtesy The Human Bean)

A new coffee shop is in the works for Pflugerville. Read on about The Human Bean, an Oregon-based espresso bar, and three other business updates.

COMING SOON | The Human Bean

The Human Bean anticipates opening a coffee shop at 105 Rex Kerwin Court, Bldg. 1, Pflugerville in January, Pflugerville franchise co-owner Whitney Ingersoll said in an email. The Oregon-based drive-thru espresso coffee bar specializes in lattes, cold brews, flavored teas, breakfast sandwiches and pastries. www.thehumanbean.com

COMING SOON | Bamboo Biryani’s Bowl and Grill

Bamboo Biryani’s Bowl and Grill is set to open in Round Rock’s La Frontera Village shopping plaza, next to the center’s Hobby Lobby. The upcoming Round Rock location is an offshoot of Bamboo Biryani Indian Cuisine in San Antonio, which offers chicken tikka, biryani, kebabs and clay pot pepper chicken, among other menu items. An opening timeline has not yet been announced. www.bamboobiryani.com


NOW OPEN | Capstone Title

Capstone Title, a commercial and residential real estate company, opened in Old Town Square, at 1 Chisholm Trail Road, Ste. 100, Round Rock, earlier this year. 512-646-8995. www.capstonetitletx.com

IN THE NEWS | Pflugerville Community Development Corp.

The Pflugerville Community Development Corp. was named a state recipient of the Community Economic Development Award on Oct. 8. Awarded by the Texas Economic Development Council, the award is given to Texas populations between 50,000-100,000 in honor of "excellent work done by the communities, their leaders, and economic development professionals," per the release.

The PCDC was recognized for its collaborations with the city of Pflugerville in establishing an agreement with Amazon.com for a distribution center. The center, set to open in August 2021, will bring more than 1,000 jobs to the city and $250 million in capital investment, per the release.

By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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