Dripping Springs business news: distillery expands with bar and event hall; new primary care clinic plans opening and more

Rendering of a taproom and event hall
Dripping Springs Distilling will add a bar and event hall this summer. (Rendering courtesy Dripping Springs Distilling)

Dripping Springs Distilling will add a bar and event hall this summer. (Rendering courtesy Dripping Springs Distilling)

1. Big Dogg Custom Diesel Works celebrated its grand opening on July 15 at 1032 Canyon Bend Drive, Ste. A, Dripping Springs. Owned by two-time “Monster Garage with James” winner Thomas “Big Dogg” Betar, Jr., the auto shop offers diesel truck repair and fleet services. 512-244-3644. www.bigdoggdiesel.com

2. Dripping Springs Distilling will expand this summer with the opening of Distillers Bar and Distillers Hall, both located on the distillery’s 10-acre property. The bar and restaurant will serve craft cocktails and “elevated comfort food.” Distillers Hall will host weddings and events of up to 200 guests. 5330 Bell Springs Road, Dripping Springs. 512-858-1199. www.drippingspringsdistilling.com


3. Total Care Primary Care will hold the grand opening for a new Belterra Village clinic Aug. 11, along with a ribbon-cutting at 5 p.m. Total Care offers physical exams, allergy care and vaccinations, among other services. 164 Belterra Village Way, Ste. Y200, Dripping Springs. 512-866-3016. www.total.healthcare

4. High Cotton Home & Design plans to relocate to a private ranch at 130 Schoolhouse Ridge, Driftwood, in late September. Currently located at 10827 Hwy. 290, Ste. 110, Austin, the boutique furniture store and design center will be open at its new space from Wednesday through Sunday during the first week of each month. Otherwise, it will open by appointment only. 512-296-2423. www.highcottonhomedesign.com
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.



MOST RECENT

Locker Room Haircuts opened a new location at 8900 South Congress Ave. in July. (Courtesy Locker Room Haircuts)
New Locker Room Haircuts comes to Southwest Austin, plus other business news

Locker Room Haircuts and three other new businesses are now open in Southwest Austin.

The Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission considered a finalized draft of an updated map for Austin's 10 City Council districts Sept. 15. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATED: Draft map of Austin's redrawn City Council boundaries ready for community review

Volunteer city redistricting commissioners have unanimously passed an initial outline to update all 10 City Council districts set to go into effect next year.

Photo of a sign in a field
3 weeks before first weekend, ACL Music Festival awaits permit, final health and safety procedures

Austin City Limits Music Festival has not yet received a permit for its multiweekend music festival, but the city of Austin said this is a normal timeline.

The Austin Transit Partnership approved a $312.8 million budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. (Benton Graham/Community Impact)
Project Connect’s $312.8M budget receives approval for FY 2021-22

The budget will largely be spent on advancing the 30% designs for the Orange and Blue MetroRail lines.

The Davis/White Park trail will be improved through the Neighborhood Partnering Program. (Courtesy Austin Public Works Department)
City of Austin selects 4 neighborhood improvement projects to assist

The Austin Public Works department has helped complete more than 70 local neighborhood improvement projects in the last 10 years.

The city Music Commission met Sept. 13 to consider final outlines for the Live Music Fund Event Program and Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund 3.0.
Austin moving closer to sending out millions for live music events, musician recovery

Two upcoming city funding opportunities are being designed to support music industry events and provide emergency stabilization for those in the music sector.

Photo of county commissioners and community nonprofit leaders at a press conference
Travis County commits $110 million in federal funding to combat homelessness

The allocation will fund 2,000 supportive housing units.

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization said the 10 projects will complement existing priority projects in Central Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Central Texas transportation organization advances $7 million in funding for 10 priority projects

The group also provided updates on efforts to restructure the loan it extended for the MoPac express lanes.

The court denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop construction of the Oak Hill Parkway on Sept. 13. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)
Judge denies effort to stop Oak Hill Parkway construction

Judge Robert Pitman found that TxDOT did not violate the federal environmental review process.

Photo of a pregnant woman in the hospital
Austin doctors say pregnant individuals should vaccinate, seek monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19

Pregnant women are considered to be at higher risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19.