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St. Patrick Church opens at Cedar Park’s Whitestone Brewery Jan. 21

St. Patrick Church holds a grand opening celebration and first public worship service at Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park, at 10 a.m. on Jan. 21. The church plans to meet at the brewery each Sunday. 901-628-4574.... more >

Don Don Express opened on RM 620 Jan. 8

Don Don Express, an Asian cuisine restaurant, opened on Jan. 8 at 11815 RM 620, Ste. 4, Austin.... more >

St. David’s Emergency Center now open in Leander

St. David’s HealthCare opened a freestanding emergency center in Leander on Jan. 2, which is the first phase of what is set to become a hospital in the future. The 11,200-square-foot emergency center serves as an extension of St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, which is a Level II Trauma Center, and will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The center has 12 beds and is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and nurses trained in emergency care. 601 St. David's... more >

Volente Volunteer Fire Department to receive $16,000 community grant

The Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative plan to present a $16,000 community grant to the Volente Volunteer Fire Department on Jan. 8. Representatives of the entities will award the department with a Community Development Partnership Program grant, which will be used for equipment to clean personal protective equipment, at the fire department at 15406 FM 2769 in Volente.... more >

New Starbucks to open on Bell Boulevard in Cedar Park this summer

Starbucks will open a new location at 1109 N. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park in summer 2018, according to a Starbucks spokesperson. The coffee shop will have a... more >

New Summer Moon Coffee Bar slated to open Feb. 3 on RM 620

Another location of Summer Moon Coffee Bar will open Feb. 3 in the Trails at 620. The coffee bar will be located at 8300 N. RM 620, Ste. 300G, Austin, and have a drive-thru and an outdoor patio area. It will serve breakfast tacos from Tacodeli, Hawaiian breakfast sandwiches from Big Kahuna Donuts, pastries from Texas French Bread and breakfast hand pies. The local chain of stores that began in 2002 includes in-house roasted coffee beans as well as a coffee bar/internet lounge. The new... more >

On The Rocks in Leander closed Dec. 30

On The Rocks' last day of business was Dec. 30. The liquor and wine store was located at 3550 N. Lakeline Blvd., Ste 125, Leander.... more >

Lone Star Grille & Amphitheater closed indefinitely

Lone Star Grille & Amphitheater announced Dec. 27 that its owners chose not to renew its lease or purchase its property at 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. The restaurant, bar and venue closed Dec. 23 and will remain closed... more >

Name Brand Discount Clothing now open on RM 620

Name Brand Discount Clothing opened on Oct. 21 at 12218 RM 620, Austin. Owner Winthrop Graham said the store sells all new products including bags, accessories and clothing for children and adults.... more >

Austin Board of Realtors names interim CEO

Emily Chenevert was named interim chief executive officer of the Austin Board of Realtors starting Jan. 1, as the organization’s board of directors seek a permanent CEO with the help of an executive search firm. Chenevert currently serves as chief operating officer. 512-454-7636. Austin Board of Realtors Headquarters, 4800 Spicewood Springs Road,... more >

MileStone Community Builders to begin sales for Enclave at Leander Station in January

In January, MileStone Community Builders plans to begin sales for a new community of 75 single-family homesites on Mel Mathis Boulevard between Hero Way and FM 2243 in Leander. 512-215-5220.... more >

Smooth Hair & Wax Studio opened in Old Town Leander Nov. 10

Smooth Hair & Wax Studio opened in an Airstream trailer at 203 W. Broad St., Leander, on Nov. 10. The beauty salon received an Old Town Incentive Program Grant from the city of Leander of $3,500 to construct sidewalks. 512-698-1839.... more >

Mandola’s Italian Kitchen to open location at The Presidio in Cedar Park

Mandola’s Italian Kitchen will be opening in The Presidio mixed-use development at 12100 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 200, Cedar Park, sometime in early 2018, potentially in March or April. The company has three other locations in the Austin area.... more >

H Mart Korean market opening on Lakeline Boulevard in January

H Mart, a Korean market and food court, will open at 11301 Lakeline Blvd., Austin, in January. Construction on the building is set to be complete in December. 201-507-9900.... more >

Cedar Park Walmart on Walton Way fully reopens after fire damage

The Walmart store at 201 Walton Way, Cedar Park, fully reopened Dec. 12 after fires damaged the store in November, according to a store employee. The retailer closed Nov. 22 after two fires were reportedly set deliberately inside the store, according to Fox 7 Austin. The store’s grocery section reopened Nov. 27. 512-528-8746.... more >

Leander Nutrition to open on Hero Way West Feb. 1

Leander Nutrition, a smoothie bar and nutrition shop, is scheduled to open Feb. 1 at 11880 Hero Way West, Leander. 512-763-9444.... more >

Sew Crazy Fabric & Quilting Boutique has been in Cedar Park for five years

Sew Crazy Fabric & Quilting Boutique celebrated its five-year anniversary in Cedar Park Dec. 1. The business sells fabric and homemade gifts and offers quilting and embroidery services. 1625 N. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-259-2988.... more >

Smokers Abbey opened in Cedar Park in September

Smokers Abbey, a tobacco shop at 13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 400, Cedar Park, opened Sept. 11. The store and cigar lounge offers pipe tobacco and hand rolled cigars. 512-986-4173.... more >

Enlightened Baby in Cedar Park changed its name to Two Peas in a Pod Nov. 21

Enlightened Baby, 3419 El Salido Parkway, Ste. 200, Cedar Park, changed its name to Two Peas in a Pod on Nov. 21. The name change occurred when owners Brook Hanley and Meagan Robinson became the sole owners of the business. Two Peas in a Pod offers nursery furniture, cloth diapers, toys and other products for babies. 512-865-7003.... more >

New hair studio opened on RM 620

Reba’s Men’s Haircut Studio opened inside the Maison de Beauté building at 12108 RM 620 N., Ste. 104, Austin on Nov. 6. Hair stylist Reba Portillo offers both men’s and women’s cuts. 512-696-8898.... more >

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