Austin Pizza Garden to close; dogs find homes via Pflugerville nonprofit and more Central Texas news

Austin Pizza Garden's menu features specialty pies, salads, sandwiches and starters. (Community Impact staff)
Austin Pizza Garden's menu features specialty pies, salads, sandwiches and starters. (Community Impact staff)

Austin Pizza Garden's menu features specialty pies, salads, sandwiches and starters. (Community Impact staff)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Southwest Austin

Iconic South Austin pizza restaurant to close after 27 years

Austin Pizza Garden, a local pizzeria located at 6266 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, will close Jan. 17 after 27 years in the community, the business announced Jan. 8.

Tesla planning new South Austin showroom at The Yard



Tesla is planning a new South Austin showroom within The Yard at 500 E. St. Elmo Road, Austin, according to a permit filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Similar permits were filed with the city of Austin on Jan. 14.

Leander-Cedar Park

Whipped Bakery & Cafe now open in Leander

Whipped Bakery & Cafe opened Jan. 11 at 15609 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Ste. B220, Leander. The bakery sells macarons, cakes, cupcakes, French pastries, cake rolls, coffee drinks and more.

Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy coming to Cedar Park plus 3 more local business updates

Read business updates about these four Cedar Park and Leander businesses.

Jeremiah's Italian Ice opening soon in Cedar Park

Florida-based Jeremiah’s Italian Ice will open its first Austin-area location in Cedar Park. Franchise owners Bob and Terra Carilli expect the shop to open in April, and they have future plans to open the second area location in Leander.

Pflugerville-Hutto

PHOTOS: Canines find forever homes through Pflugerville nonprofit


A dozen canines found forever homes Jan. 9 through the Zeus & Luna 2 Pay It Forward Foundation. The Pflugerville-based nonprofit organization unites German shepherd puppies with military veterans, first responders and emergency medical services personnel.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Marco's Pizza opens in San Marcos

Marco's Pizza opened its fifth Greater Austin-area location Dec. 21 at 1104 Thorpe Lane, Ste. B, San Marcos. The store features classic and specialty pizzas as well as sub sandwiches and pizza bowls.

Central Austin

Salt & Time expands with natural wine shop and other East Austin business news


Seven East Austin businesses are opening, expanding, celebrating anniversaries or closing locations in East Austin.

New Braunfels

Automotive repair shop Badass Broncos is hidden New Braunfels gem

The precision work that goes into making Ford Broncos look like they just came out of the factory is on display at virtually every corner of Badass Broncos in New Braunfels.

Lake Travis-Westlake

West Lake Hills to see the addition of new pizzeria, i Fratelli Pizza


A new pizzeria, i Fratelli Pizza, meaning “the brothers” in Italian, is set to open a location in West Lake Hills at 3736 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 3, West Lake Hills.

Olivia Aldridge, Kelsey Thompson, Nicholas Cicale, Taylor Girtman, Warren Brown, Brian Rash and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.



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See the latest school zone options under consideration for Dripping Springs ISD

Adjustments between February and March included making students from The Views at Belterra community eligible to attend Rooster Springs Elementary School.

Snapology is hosting camps in person this summer. (Courtesy Snapology)
2021 Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs summer camp guide: 37 options including virtual and in-person offerings

Our list of camps happening in Austin and Dripping Springs this summer includes options focusing on academics, arts, sports and language.Our list of camps happening in Austin this summer includes options focusing on academics, arts, sports and language.

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Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy, closes theaters in downtown Austin and New Braunfels

Most theaters will remain open under an asset purchase agreement to the company's senior lending partners.

Jeanne Cooper (left) and Melissa Greenwell opened C'est Chic in 2009. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gift shop C'est Chic has been a presence in the Southwest Austin community for more than a decade

C'est Chic owners Melissa Greenwell and Jeanne Cooper met in 1995, when both their children attended Kiker Elementary School, and opened the store in 2009.

Winter Storm Uri ice
Winter storm closures deepen financial woes for Austin’s pandemic-battered restaurant scene

Some restaurants in Austin lost thousands of dollars in lost business due to business closures during Winter Storm Uri.

The 15,000 square-foot building is located on Signal Hill Road. (Nicholas Cicale/Community impact Newspaper)
First look: Upscale wedding venue The Arlo coming to Texas Hill Country

Owners Ron and Lisa McGuire purchased the 9-acre property in 2004. The Arlo opens in March and is booking for the 2021 and 2022 wedding season.

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Elon Musk's SpaceX is coming to Austin

Job postings on the SpaceX website say the company is breaking ground on a "state of the art" manufacturing facility in Ausin.

Austin ISD and other districts in Central Texas are waiting for further TEA guidance on mask requirements. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
UPDATE: Most Central Texas school district say they will continue requiring students, staff to wear masks; updated TEA guidelines expected later this week

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

With vaccine distribution increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott said "people and businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Some local officials are pushing back, saying the relaxed restrictions are coming too early.

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Travis County vaccine providers receive 46,540 doses week of March 1

Seton Medical Center in Austin received the largest allocation this week, with over 14,000 doses.

The latest data from the Austin Board of Realtors shows that inventory in Southwest Austin continues to be historically low. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Southwest Austin home prices have increased by 36.8% over the past two years

The latest data from the Austin Board of Realtors shows that inventory in Southwest Austin continues to be historically low.