Furniture company building warehouse in Round Rock; median cost of Leander-Cedar Park home passes $500K and more top area news

The new facility includes a warehouse and showroom space. (Courtesy Scandinavian Spaces)
The new facility includes a warehouse and showroom space. (Courtesy Scandinavian Spaces)

The new facility includes a warehouse and showroom space. (Courtesy Scandinavian Spaces)

Read the top business and community stories from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Round Rock

Scandinavian furniture company building 43,000-square-foot warehouse in Round Rock

Construction is underway on a 43,000-square-foot furniture showroom and warehouse in Round Rock. Scandinavian Spaces broke ground in February on the facility located at 1990 Steam Way, Round Rock, and the facility will be complete in December.

Whataburger opens 3rd Round Rock location



Whataburger opened its third location in Round Rock on May 17 at 17000 N. RM 620, near the intersection at O’Connor Drive.

Italian restaurant opens up in Round Rock

Italian restaurant Milano Ristorante opened May 3 at 1700 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 300, Round Rock in the H-E-B Plus shopping center.

Leander-Cedar Park

Median price of a Leander-Cedar Park home surpasses $500K

Central Texas continues to see residential home prices rise one year after the stay-at-home orders were implemented.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

138-acre project breaks ground in Kyle's Plum Creek development

Construction has begun on the first phase of a 138-acre mixed-use project called The Brick and Mortar District in Kyle's 2,200-acre Plum Creek development, according to a May 19 news release.

Amy Denney, Trent Thompson, Megan Cardona, Ali Linan and Warren Brown Contributed to this report.



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Lingering symptoms, long-term impact of COVID-19 will take time to fully understand

Dr. Mary Katherine Theoktisto answers questions regarding the virus.

The Round Rock ISD board of trustees reiterated the district's previous announcement regarding virtual learning for the fall 2021 semester at its board meeting on June 10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Round Rock ISD will not offer virtual learning this fall

Round Rock ISD will not be offering virtual learning in the fall.

Hafedh Azaiez is currently superintendent at Donna ISD in South Texas. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
RRISD parents ask for public forum with superintendent finalist, postponing hiring

A total of 16 Round Rock ISD parents spoke out against the hiring of Superintendent finalist Dr. Hafedh Azaiez until a town hall is held for the community.

Salvation Pizza, opening in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport June 16, is one of several new pizza options in the Austin area. (Courtesy Salvation Pizza)
Pie chart: See a map of 11 new, coming-soon pizza options in the Austin area

New spots include Above Ground Pizza opening in New Bruanfels after several permitting delays and Salvation Pizza feeding travelers at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Photo of Congress Street
The Moontower Comedy Festival will return in September

Headliners for the four-day festival include Margaret Cho, Dave Attell and others.

The extension of Kenney Fort Boulevard is underway north of Hwy. 79. (Amy Bryant/Community Impact Newspaper)
North-south road in Round Rock makes progress; homestead exemption OK'd in Leander and more Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

The property being approved for rezoning from C-1 to PUD at the intersection of Greenlawn and Louis Henna Boulevards will become home to The District if approved. (Courtesy City of Round Rock)
Round Rock City Council approves rezoning for Round Rock Lofts, first reading for The District

Round Rock City Council approves rezoning for Round Rock Lofts, first reading for The District June 10

The grant, if awarded, would give the city $180,000 to purchase 12 vehicles and implement charging infrastructure. (Courtesy)
Round Rock City Council to submit application for TCEQ electric vehicle grant

The Round Rock City Council voted to submit an application for a TCEQ electric vehicle grant June 10.

The reappointment of Place 2 Round Rock City Council member Rene Flores as mayor pro tem and associate municipal judges Sandra Fitzpatrick and Lucas Wilson were approved by Council at its June 10 meeting. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Round Rock City Council reappoints associate municipal judges, mayor pro tem

Round Rock City Council reappoints associate municipal judges and mayor pro tem.

Walking inside the shop, a variety of hats are perched along the wall ranging from film noir fedoras to cowboys hats. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto hat shop owner creates custom pieces inspired by classic films

Owner Jimmy Pierce said his favorite part of the process is seeing a customer’s face light up as they try on their hat in the mirror.

Chief Financial Officer Susan Morgan gave a presentation of the city’s Long Range Financial Planning 5-Year Overview, stating that the city will continue to reduce its reliance on sales tax in its budget. (Courtesy Pexels)
Here's how the city of Round Rock's tax revenues could change in the next five years

City of Round Rock revenues could change to rely slightly less on sales tax by 2026.