Waffle House buys land for Round Rock location and more Central Texas news

Waffle House purchased a 0.612-acre lot in the northeast corner of the A.W. Grimes Boulevard and Roundville Lane. (Courtesy Waffle House)
Waffle House purchased a 0.612-acre lot in the northeast corner of the A.W. Grimes Boulevard and Roundville Lane. (Courtesy Waffle House)

Waffle House purchased a 0.612-acre lot in the northeast corner of the A.W. Grimes Boulevard and Roundville Lane. (Courtesy Waffle House)

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Round Rock

Waffle House purchases land for first location in Round Rock

Austin-based Evergreen Commercial Real Estate announced June 3 that Waffle House has purchased a 0.612-acre lot in the northeast corner of the A.W. Grimes Boulevard and Roundville Lane, just south of SH 45 N, in Round Rock.

Starbucks opening new location June 7 in Round Rock



Starbucks will open another Round Rock location June 7. The location at 1951 N. I-35, Round Rock will feature a drive-thru, according to a Starbucks spokesperson.

Southwest Austin

South Austin business news: Classic Childhood opens new store, Birds Barbershop brews up anniversary beer and more

Birds Barbershop is celebrating 15 years in business. The local barbershop chain has grown to nine Austin locations since friends Jayson Rapaport and Michael Portman opened the first store at 2110 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, in May 2006.

Central Austin

Capital Metro will offer free weekend rides from June 5 to July 4

Austin-area residents heading out to the first-ever Austin FC home match on June 19 or the Fourth of July fireworks show and symphony concert will not have to pay a fare if they take public transportation.

New Braunfels

4 businesses coming soon to the New Braunfels area

From a new beauty shop to a restaurant from San Antonio that is expanding, several new businesses are coming soon to the New Braunfels area.

Northwest Austin

Food truck Kasey’s at Hopsquad now open at North Austin brewery

Kasey’s at Hopsquad in late April began serving out of its food truck at Hopsquad Brewing Co., located at 2307 Kramer Lane, Austin.

Brooke Sjoberg, Jack Flagler, Lauren Canterberry and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.



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