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Pedernales Electric Cooperative ranked among top 10 electric utility companies in national customer satisfaction survey

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Among electric utility companies in the country, Pedernales Electric Cooperative was ranked No. 10 for customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2018 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Survey, according to a July 17 statement from the PEC. The survey also ranked the PEC as No. 7 for customer satisfaction among electric utility cooperatives, according to the... more >

Jack Brown Cleaners in Cedar Park to celebrate 20-year anniversary Sept. 1

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Jack Brown Cleaners is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of its Cedar Park location Sept. 1. The store offers drive-through and same-day services including dry-cleaning, alterations and shoe cleaning. 512-219-5847.... more >

Construction on The Shops at San Gabriel Ridge to be complete at the end of the summer

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Construction on The Shops at San Gabriel Ridge, which will include approximately 46,000 square feet of restaurant and retail, is scheduled to be complete in late August or September. The shopping center will be located at southwest corner of Whitewing Drive and US 183 outside of the city of Leander. In the months after construction is finished, restaurant and retail tenants are expected to open in the center, including a new Furniture Market... more >

One World Rec Center opening on Bell Boulevard in Cedar Park

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One World Rec Center is scheduled to open Aug. 4 at 600 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. 20, Cedar Park. The center will offer an after-school program for individuals with disabilities; a coffee shop called Respite Café, which will be staffed by young adults who have disabilities; a drop-in daycare; and adapted activities such as martial arts, yoga and theater classes for individuals with... more >

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen celebrates first anniversary in Cedar Park

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The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen hit its first anniversary milestone July 11 at 1310 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park. The Cedar Park location for the company, which has several restaurants in the Greater Austin area, includes outdoor seating and serves lunch, dinner, happy hour, brunch and a wide selection of... more >

Muse Parlour now open on Hero Way West in Leander

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Muse Parlour opened June 1 at 11892 Hero Way W., Ste. F, Leander. The luxury spa and salon offers services, such as haircuts, hair coloring, balayage, intensive skin care, eyelash extensions and... more >

Upper Brushy Creek Dam 7 modernization project wins statewide award

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The rehabilitation of the Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District’s Dam 7 was named “Project of the Year” by the Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association in the structures category on June 28. The dam is located on Brushy Creek at the edge of Cedar Park and Austin, next to Brushy Creek Lake Park. The project, which cost $18 million, was completed this spring and modernized the dam to meet current dam safety regulations, according to a statement from... more >

Simply Crowns celebrated first anniversary June 16

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Simply Crowns celebrated its one-year anniversary June 16. The business offers four dentistry services—crowns, veneers, bridges and implant crowns—with the goal of reducing costs for patients, according to Simply Crowns’ Co-founder Kyle Pletcher. It is located at 10601 Pecan Park Blvd., Ste. 101, Austin. In January, Simply Crowns opened another location in San Antonio. Over the past year, Simply Crowns has served 825 patients with 1135 crowns, Pletcher... more >

Honey & Hay home decor shop set to open in August on Whitestone Boulevard

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Honey & Hay is scheduled to open in late August at 2800 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 105, Cedar Park. The shop will sell products, such as home decor and gifts. Readers with questions may email... more >

Monster Donuts now open on Crystal Falls Parkway in Leander

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Monster Donuts opened June 25 in Leander. The shop serves coffee, doughnuts, doughnut holes, kolaches and breakfast sandwiches. It is located at 1825 Crystal Falls Parkway, Ste. 140,... more >

New nail salon open on Parmer Lane in Cedar Park

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Lavish Nails & Spa opened June 17 at 12160 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 140, Cedar Park. The nail salon, which is located in the Presidio development, offers manicures and... more >

Rockstar Bagels opened July 4 in Smooth Village in Leander

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Rockstar Bagels opened July 4 in Smooth Village, an Airstream trailer village located in Old Town Leander. The new trailer serves fresh bagels, cream cheese, breakfast sandwiches, lox—a salmon dish served with cream cheese and bagels—coffee and juice Wednesday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 203 W. Broade St.,... more >

The UPS Store opened June 25 at Presidio in Cedar Park

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The UPS Store opened June 25 at 12160 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 130, Cedar Park. The shop offers shipping, notary services, shredding and other services at Presidio, a mixed-use development in the... more >

ThunderCloud Subs Cedar Park celebrates 10th anniversary

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The ThunderCloud Subs location at the Village at Cedar Park, which opened in August 2008, is celebrating its 10th anniversary at 700 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. B200, Cedar Park. The company, which offers sub sandwiches, has locations throughout the... more >

Northwest Austin coffee shop rebrands, starts roasting its own beans

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Owner Tom Snyder is rebranding the Caffe Yolly coffee shop this month into Illuminate Coffee Bar. Illuminate Coffee Bar, located at 12129 N. RM 620, Ste. 102, Austin, will host a launch party July 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Snyder said Illuminate Coffee Bar makes its own flavors in house and infuses craft lattes with coconut oil. The coffee bar will also be roastings its own beans in house. 512-468-5575.... more >

CareNow Urgent Care Cedar Park to celebrate one-year anniversary Aug. 1

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CareNow Urgent Care, a clinic associated with St. David's HealthCare, will celebrate the one-year anniversary for its Cedar Park location Aug. 1. The clinic officially opened last Aug. 1 and provides urgent care with a physician on-site. 5001 183A Toll Road, Cedar... more >

Lucy’s Fried Chicken lands its fourth location in Cedar Park

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Lucy’s Fried Chicken opened July 2 at 401 Whitestone Blvd., Ste. A-108, Cedar Park. The restaurant now serves fried chicken, salads, oysters and pie and will begin serving brunch until 3 p.m. in the near... more >

Burnt Kitchen serves local meals and beer in Leander

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Burnt Kitchen, a farm-to-table restaurant serving locally-sourced meat and beer, opened in Leander May 29. The restaurant offers a variety of brunch, appetizers and entrees including quinoa bowls, salads and burgers. 15609 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Ste. C100,... more >

BC’s Backyard Bar & Grill in Cedar Park scheduled to open late July or early August

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Originally planned to have its grand opening July 1, BC's Backyard Bar & Grill will now open in late July or early August, depending on equipment deliveries and other factors, according to the restaurant's executive chef Levi Lambert. Replacing the old Lone Star Grille & Amphitheater, the restaurant will serve elevated comfort food and feature two playgrounds and an arts-and-craft area for children on weekends. The restaurant will also host music and movie night events and will have... more >

H-E-B announces beer and wine delivery in under an hour via Favor

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H-E-B announced June 29 it has partnered with Austin-based on-demand delivery company Favor to offer beer and wine delivery throughout Texas. The service will offer free delivery on beer and wine this summer through Labor Day. San Antonio-based H-E-B has more than 400 stores in Texas and Mexico with more than 109,000 employees. At launch, the new service will be available across the greater areas of San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and... more >

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