Roundup: 12 of the latest business updates from Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs

The new Summer Moon Coffee is located at 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. A170, Austin. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
The new Summer Moon Coffee is located at 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. A170, Austin. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

The new Summer Moon Coffee is located at 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. A170, Austin. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

H-E-B opened its newest supermarket, located at 8801 S. Congress Ave., Austin, on June 10. The 130,000-square-foot store offers H-E-B Curbside, home delivery service, a Texas Backyard outdoor section, a pharmacy and True Texas BBQ. 737-236-8348.

Summer Moon Coffee opened its Circle C Ranch location, at 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. A170, on May 25. The cafe is open for inside and call-ahead orders and has limited seating both inside and outside. The drive-thru is also open. 737-202-4288.

EVO Cinemas will open July 1 in Belterra Village at 166 Hargraves St., Ste. A100, Dripping Springs. EVO Entertainment Group—which owns movie theaters and entertainment centers in Central Texas—will take over the theater space previously operated by Sky Cinemas, which officially closed May 18.

Skandinavia Contemporary Interiors, a furniture store previously located on Shoal Creek Boulevard, relocated to 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 300, Austin as of June 9. The new showroom offers 200,000 square feet of space. 512-451-1868. www.skandinaviatexas.comanniversaries

Hamilton Pool Vineyards & Farms opened in May at 25711 Hamilton Pool Road northwest of Dripping Springs. 512-400-4173.

Elite Motion & Performance, a chiropractic therapy practice, on June 1opened in the Oak Hill area at 7401 Old Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-766-9140.

Nomadic Dining ATX, a private chef service, launched in South Austin on May 20, based out of 1606 W. Stassney Lane, Ste. 1, Austin. The company is owned by Chef Nicholas Hymel and offers to bring customizable food experiences to the home. 985-413-1290.

Austin Automotive Center— currently located at 111 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin—plans to move to a new location at 8702 Cullen Lane, Austin, on July 1. The center is celebrating 10 years of business in June under the ownership of Joe Estrada. 512-779-1724

The Legal Connection Inc., which offers legal services to law firms, moved its corporate headquarters to 8656 W. Hwy. 71, Bldg. F, Austin, this spring. It was formerly located at 7103 Oak Meadow Drive in Round Rock. 512-892-5700.

KO’s Cafe, the in-house eatery at Hospital Housekeeping Systems, expanded to offer meals to the wider Dripping Springs community earlier this spring. Operating out of the HHS Home Office at 12495 Silver Creek Road, Dripping Springs, KO’s Cafe offers family-style meals for preorder. KO’s accepts orders via Facebook Messenger or email at

The Creek Road Cafe in Dripping Springs closed May 31 after 12 years in the community. 512-858-9459.

H-E-B closed its location at 600 William Cannon Drive, Austin on June 5 due to its small in size compared to newer stores. 512-447-5544.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


Tents have become a common sight throughout Austin including along Cesar Chavez Street downtown, but with the passage of Proposition B the city may now consider moving unsheltered homeless individuals to designated sites. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Hall notebook: Designated campsites for the homeless are back on the table

City staff had previously dismissed developing official camping locations in 2019, but new directives from City Council this week could revive the concept in Austin.

Stephanie Hayden-Howard will become an assistant city manager in Austin on May 10. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Role changes coming for health officials leading Austin-Travis County COVID-19 efforts

Dr. Desmar Walkes will take over as Austin's next medical director and local health authority as Dr. Mark Escott and Stephanie Hayden-Howard transition to new roles with the city.

The brewery and kitchen‘s new spot will offer a larger indoor setting area than its original. (Courtesy Suds Monkey Brewing Co.)
Dripping Springs brewery relocates to new, expanded facility closer to Austin

Suds Monkey Brewing Co. opened in Dripping Springs in 2017.

A pilot Austin Police Department cadet class is now set to commence in June under an updated training regimen and with additional city and community oversight on the APD academy's culture and curriculum. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Council votes to restart APD cadet training in June, with framework for ongoing reviews of pilot academy

The Austin Police Department's 144th cadet class will now kick off training next month, with continued oversight of APD's instruction and culture throughout the 34-week academy process.

Marco's Pizza will open a South Austin location later this month. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pizzeria opening later this month, a local animal shelter hits a milestone and more South Austin business news

Here are updates from The Bungalow, PAWS Shelter of Central Texas and more.

Holland Photo Imaging celebrates 40 years in business this year. (Courtesy Holland Photo Imaging)
The latest business news in South Central Austin

1. Holland Photo Imaging, located at 2125 Goodrich Ave., Ste. A, Austin, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the community this year. Founded in 1981 by Pete Holland, the business has been owned by residents Brian and Morgan Morrison since 2006. Holland Photo Imaging offers film processing, printing, framing, photo restoration and archiving services. 512-442-4274.

A sign advertises a property for rent in Austin on May 6. Local eviction orders remain in place through August 1 protecting most tenants from eviction. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Local eviction moratoriums remain in effect despite federal judge’s decision

The May 5 ruling from a U.S. District Court judge striking down a federal moratorium does not affect orders in place in Austin or Travis County.

Q2 Stadium in North Austin
U.S. women’s national soccer team to debut Q2 Stadium next month

The USWNT takes on the Nigerian national team at Q2 Stadium ahead of the summer Olympic Games.

Juneau was adopted at Austin Animal Center in November 2019. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Animal Center reaches critical capacity, opens doors to all adopters for first time since May 2020

Austin and Travis County’s animal shelter, Austin Animal Center, reached negative kennel space May 4, meaning there are more dogs than available kennels, according to a release from the city of Austin.

Photo of Holly Morris-Kuentz and communiity members
Dripping Springs ISD officially hires Holly Morris-Kuentz as superintendent

The hire comes after Morris-Kuentz was named lone finalist for the position in April.

Residential appraisal valuations have been sent to Travis County property owners. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis Central Appraisal Districts says hot housing market is reflected in 2021 appraisals

Property owners have until May 17 to file a protest of their home's appraisal.