6 businesses coming to Round Rock; Amazon in Pflugerville set to hire 1,000 and more top Central Texas news

(Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Round Rock

6 businesses that are coming soon to Round Rock

From restaurants to coffee shops to retail and beyond, the Round Rock area is attracting new businesses at a rapid rate.

The Ruby Hotel is a unique hideaway tucked along Brushy Creek in Round Rock



Before it became a unique tourist destination tucked away in a central Round Rock neighborhood along the southern border of Brushy Creek, The Ruby Hotel was a residential home built in 1961.

Nutty Brown’s Round Rock venue could see a late 2021 opening

The Nutty Brown Amphitheatre is slowly making its way to Round Rock from its original location in far Southwest Austin.

Pflugerville-Hutto

9 businesses now open or coming soon to the Pflugerville-Hutto area

The last few months have seen several new businesses either open or have announced they are coming to the area.

Amazon in Pflugerville set to hire 1,000 full-time employees

The new Amazon fulfillment center in Pflugerville, which has been projected to open in August, is set to hire 1,000 full-time employees.

Brooke Sjoberg, Brian Rash and Megan Cardona contributed to this report.



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Baylor Scott & White Pflugerville
Ascension, Baylor Scott & White to require all employees be fully vaccinated against coronavirus by fall

Ascension and Baylor Scott & White have announced all eligible employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the coming months. 

The new location of Aspire Vision Care opened for business July 26. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Aspire Vision Care relocates to Smyers Ln. in Round Rock

Aspire Vision Care relocated to a new facility off of Smyers Lane in Round Rock, opening for business July 26.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The new CDC guidance, announced July 27, also recommends people in areas with "high" or "substantial" levels of transmission wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Based in Round Rock and owned by Joe Ramos, The End of Silence will specialize in "cassette-era" classic rock with vinyl records from artists such as Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam and Duran Duran. (Courtesy Joe Ramos)
Online Round Rock-based record store going live Aug. 1

A Round Rock-based online record store launching Aug. 1 will offer "cassette-era" classic rock on vinyl.

Habitat For Humanity
More than $500K of federal funding to support Williamson County affordable housing projects

Williamson County will receive more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support infrastructure and public facilities projects.

Chick-fil-A will open a location in downtown Austin on July 29. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
Chick-fil-A coming to downtown Austin; Dutch Bros Coffee opens in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Located at 600 Congress Ave., Ste. C150, the newest outpost for the fast-food fried chicken giant is locally owned by Luke Steigmeyer.

Legacy Senior Residences II is the second affordable housing development under construction by developer Cornerstone Associates LLC. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Affordable senior living development coming to Red Bud Ln. in Round Rock in Aug. 2022

An affordable senior housing development in Round Rock will complete construction in August 2022.

State Rep. Vikki Goodwin, D-Austin sent a letter July 23 urging Gov. Greg Abbott to allow schools to require masks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas state reps. call on Abbott to permit school mask mandates amid rising COVID-19 cases

The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Vikki Goodwin, called upon Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to permit school districts to enact mask mandates and provide virtual learning options.

The coffee chain offers hot and cold beverages, such as cold brew and frozen coffee as well as its own energy drink and muffins. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dutch Bros Coffee opens in Round Rock

Dutch Bros Coffee held a grand opening for its 1700 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 850, Round Rock, location July …

The city’s first railroad quiet zone went into effect July 6, restricting train operators from blowing horns from CR 172 to Burnet Road, according to a press release from the city. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock implements first phase of railroad quiet zone

Phase 1 the city of Round Rock's railroad quiet zone went into effect July 6.

Leander Marketplace PUD would be located at the northeast corner of Hero Way and US 183. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
Leander eyes development with restaurants, retail; Bin Drop opens in New Braunfels and more top Central Texas news

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