New Oak Hill H-E-B coming in Aug. plus Cedar Park-Leander business updates: News from Central Texas

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Southwest Austin

H-E-B plans to open new Oak Hill store in August

H-E-B announced in the fall of 2019 it would move its Oak Hill store about 1 mile to the west, close its current location and open a new 90,000-square foot store due to the impending Texas Department of Transportation project to widen Hwy. 290.

According to representatives from H-E-B, that new store is set to open in August at 7901 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, at the intersection with FM 1826.



Letterpress Play moves to South Congress, new location for Drinks Lounge and more South Austin business news

Letterpress studio and stationery shop Letterpress Play moved operations to a new location at 2002 S. Congress Ave., Austin, on Feb. 2. The business offers zero waste paper toys, cards, posters and more.

Seven businesses set to make South Austin debuts at South Congress Station this spring

South Congress Station, a shopping center that has been under construction since 2018 at 8900 S. Congress Drive, Austin, is scheduled to have its first round of retail tenants open this spring.

Leander-Cedar Park

Domino's Pizza to move from Bell Blvd. location, plus 5 more Cedar Park-Leander business updates

These six businesses are now open, coming soon, relocating or expanding services.

Georgetown

Red Poppy Festival likely moved to October with virtual events in the spring

The Red Poppy Festival will likely be held in October as POPPtober Fest, after the fate of the annual event was discussed in a Feb. 9 Georgetown City Council workshop meeting.

Georgetown Square extended outdoor dining, shopping to continue

Georgetown City Council voted to extend its temporary program that allows Georgetown Square businesses to expand into parking areas for socially distant shopping and eating Feb. 9.

Round Rock

Heart of Round Rock holds storied history of city’s oldest African American church

Founded in 1885, St. Paul AME is the oldest African American church in Round Rock. Founding families included the Sauls, Mays, Dixon, Washington, Wheeler, Freeman and Earl families.

Pflugerville-Hutto

Kinder Haus Childcare instills curiosity, wonder for natural world through education

While the eastern portion of the city has rapidly grown in recent years, Kinder Haus holds closely to its foundational roots, co-owner Jack Payne said.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

From Mediterranean BBQ to craft doughnuts: 5 businesses now open in San Marcos


From a new pizza chain to a nonprofit helping underrepresented communities to a craft doughnut shop, here are some of the new establishments in the area.

Brian Rash, Jack Flagler, Olivia Aldridge, Taylor Girtman, Nicholas Cicale, Ali Linan and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.



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Jack Allen's Kitchen will be at 1345 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. (Rendering courtesy Jack Allen's Kitchen)
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The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
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Austin FC supporters celebrate the official announcement of the team in January 2019. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Photo of a sign that says "Travis County"
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