Roundup: 5 Dripping Springs business updates from July

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From left: Mountain Madrone Coffee co-founders Jake Sussman, Alex Noel and Rob Edwards first opened in Liberty Hill and now have a Dripping Springs storefront. (Courtesy Madrone Mountain Coffee)

From left: Mountain Madrone Coffee co-founders Jake Sussman, Alex Noel and Rob Edwards first opened in Liberty Hill and now have a Dripping Springs storefront. (Courtesy Madrone Mountain Coffee)

Now open

Loving Paws Vet Care, a veterinary hospital located at 3100 RR 12, Dripping Springs, opened June 8. The clinic offers care for small animals and prioritizes “friendly, compassionate service,” according to a representative from Loving Paws. 512-829-5729. www.lovingpawsvetcare.com

Coming soon

Madrone Mountain Coffee will open a storefront at 31560 RR 12, Ste. 206, Dripping Springs, by the end of July. According to owner Jake Sussman, who lives in Dripping Springs, the company offers specialty coffee beans roasted on-site that can be purchased at the store or through a subscription services. The store will also have a small espresso tasting bar with a rotating drink menu. Only to-go drink services will be offered when the store first opens due to the ongoing pandemic. The company is currently based in Liberty Hill. www.madronemountaincoffee.com

Relocations


Wine and fine dining establishment Epicure has relocated from its 333 Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs, location to its original site, 1025 Cannon Drive, in an effort to downsize amid the pandemic. Epicure closed its Hwy. 290 location in March and is currently selling wine, cheese and charcuterie for curbside pickup and local delivery. Owner Jerry Gray said he is in the process of moving kitchen equipment to the Cannon Drive shop to enable a takeout hot food program. Eventually, he said the restaurant will open as a small “supper club”-style eatery with prix fixe menus, but a timeline has not been determined. 512-858-7300. www.epicuretx.com

Anniversaries

HHS, which was founded as Hospital Housekeeping Systems in 1975 by Jim Spry, celebrated 45 years serving the community July 4. Located at 12395 Silver Creek Road, Dripping Springs, HHS offers housekeeping, food services, facilities maintenance and other support services for more than 500 health care, resorts, senior living, education, government and aviation facilities, according to HHS spokesperson Shannon Steck. HHS was originally based in Austin but moved to Dripping Springs last year. 800-229-2028. www.hhs1.com

Proof & Cooper celebrated its fifth anniversary July 3. Located at 18800 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, the restaurant and bar is currently open for dine in, takeout and delivery, serving food including burgers, fried chicken, salads, barbecue and specialty drinks. 512-264-1014. https://proofandcooper.square.site
By Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. A graduate of Presbyterian College in upstate South Carolina, Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio before joining Community Impact in Austin.


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