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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The Austin Trail of Lights will open nighly from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31. (Courtesy Trail of Lights Foundation)
PHOTOS: Austin Trail of Lights returns to Zilker Park this week

The traditional holiday light show is open from Nov. 28 through New Year's Eve.

Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger lots; ERCOT says Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 24.

The utility's board of directors will vote on the proposed changes at December's meeting. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
PEC members ask board to not raise solar rates

The utility's board of directors will vote on the proposed changes at December's meeting.

Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant. (Courtesy KXAN)
State, local officials react to Texas governor, Samsung joint announcement

Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant. 

Austin City Council will meet for a work session dedicated to housing affordability discussions Nov. 30. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Austin City Hall notebook: Council set for dive into housing, development after Thanksgiving break

A Nov. 30 work session could see city leaders work through a range of adjustments to city development code, rules and processes.

The new initiative will build the communities capacity to address homelessness along with collecting data from people who have increased access to those in need. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
ECHO, St. David's Foundation launch new program to build a community approach to homelessness

The program aims to address inequities in traditional homelessness response.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits beside Samsung CEO Dr. Kinam Kim as he announces the company is brining a $17 billion facility to Taylor. (Screnshot via KXAN)
Samsung makes it official: Announcement from Governor's Mansion confirms $17B facility coming to Taylor

Nearly a year after Williamson County officials began pitching Samsung to bring a megafacility to the area, the electronics giant has made it official.

Bill Curci is a chief operating partner for Shuck Me, a seafood restaurant in Fort Worth. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Fort Worth restaurant Shuck Me is fishing- and family-centric; a guide to Houston's 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 23.

Dr. Desmar Walkes, Austin-Travis County health authority, discusses Thanksgiving safety at a news conference. (Darcy Sprague/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin health authorities remind community of COVID-19 risk ahead of Thanksgiving

Austin health officials warned of a high rate of community transmission ahead of Thanksgiving.

Lizzy and Brandon Simon are running the North Austin location. (Courtesy Lizzy Simon)
Operation Turkey to provide thousands in need with Thanksgiving meals

One local couple is running a North Austin site with the goal of serving 2,500 meals to those in need this Thanksgiving.

Williamson County officials met with Samsung executives at Dell Diamond in January. (Courtesy Williamson County)
For the love of the game: How baseball may have been perfect start for Samsung in Williamson County

The first attempt to bring Samsung to Williamson County relied on a passion for what is considered America’s pastime.