Read business and community news from the past month from Central Texas.
H-E-B plans to open new Oak Hill store in August
According to representatives from H-E-B, a new store is set to open in August at 7901 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, at the intersection with FM 1826. The existing store in the Center of the Hills shopping center at 7010 SH 71, Austin, will close when the new location opens.
Slice, slice, baby: 28 places to find pizza in Leander and Cedar Park
Regardless of where you choose to eat it, if you are looking for local hot pizza you can use this guide to plan your next pie.
Longtime Austin business Turquoise Trading Post pays homage to the American Southwest
Turquoise Trading Post owner Jim Williamson fell in love with art as a kid growing in New Mexico in the 1970s. In 1994, he left his job as a nonprofit fundraiser to follow that passion, and, as he said, “to stop working.” More than 26 years later, Williamson is still selling art and jewelry from the American Southwest.
New gym opens in Georgetown
Build Your Better, or BYB, Fitness opened in Georgetown on Feb. 1. The gym took over the space previously occupied by Mortal CrossFit and has three gym options including a training area, an outdoor farm fit program, and an Olympic weight and lifting gym.
New Mediterranean cafe, Lazeez, is open in Four Points
Lazeez Mediterranean Cafe opened Feb. 1 in the Four Points region at 6812 N. RM 620, Austin. The restaurant serves a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern menu items, including hummus, grilled Mashawi barbecue, meat and vegetarian wraps, and more.
Dance by Design Studios owner shares her passion through instructing students in New Braunfels
For Carolyn Simpson Wells, owner and director of Dance by Design Studios, dancing has served as a crucial instrument for self-expression since she was young. “My mom says that I used to walk around on my tippy-toes all the time, so she put me into dance class when I was 3,” Wells said.
North Austin’s Capitol City Comedy Club set for new launch in The Domain this October
After closing its doors in September due in part to economic hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Capitol City Comedy Club announced Feb. 10 it will reopen later this year.
Dutch Bros Coffee to open Pflugerville location
Dutch Bros Coffee will open a location in Stone Hill Town Center at 18800 Limestone Commercial Drive, Pflugerville. The drive-thru coffee shop’s menu offers cold brews, Americanos, specialty espresso drinks, teas, smoothies and pastries, among others.
Round Rock Express officially accepted as Texas Rangers' new Triple-A affiliate
The Round Rock Express is now officially the Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, according to a news release issued Feb. 9. The 10-year agreement runs through the 2030 season.
Faces in the Dark Tattoo in Kyle features top-tier artists for portrait-level work
Owners Tye Harris and Becka Grant opened Faces in the Dark Tattoo in Kyle in 2016.
Jack Flagler, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Olivia Aldridge, Ali Linan, Amy Rae Dadamo, Lauren Canterberry, Iain Oldman, Kelsey Thompson and Brian Rash contributed to this report.