A new 130-room hotel, Aloft Austin Northwest, is planned to open by early August next to Home2 Suites by Hilton at 14020 US 183, Austin.
The hotel will feature an indoor pool, hot tub, 2,000 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, a business center and a cocktail lounge. The Domain, 11601 Domain Drive, is the site of another area location of Aloft Austin hotels.
COMING SOON—Mama Fu’s Asian House will open at the end of April at 4701 Toll 183A, Cedar Park, near McAlister’s Deli. The restaurant is part of a new prototype model to focus on takeout, delivery and catering and will allow patrons to tailor dishes to their tastes, according to a company press release. The restaurant serves Asian-inspired items such as spicy edamame, bulgogi steak wraps, sesame crusted tuna, pork rolls, lettuce wraps and crab Rangoon.
COMING SOON—Construction is underway on a new retail center called The Grove at Lakeline, located in the northwest corner of US 183 and RM 620. The two-building, 16,000-square-foot project is being developed by Edge Realty Partners. Tenants include Mattress Firm, MAD Greens, OrangeTheory Fitness, T-Mobile and Fire Bowl Cafe. Tenants will be able to start build-out of their units this summer and will open before the end of 2016.
NOW OPEN—Bally Nails & Spa opened next to Masala Wok at 1500 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 300, Cedar Park, on Jan. 12. Services include manicures, pedicures and waxing, and complimentary drinks are offered, including a variety of wines. The spa is available for private parties such as bridal showers and birthdays, and staffers can coordinate catering arrangements upon request. 512-379-4400
NOW OPEN—Cedar Park Hospital Lactation Boutique opened Feb. 22 inside Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, 1401 Medical Parkway, Room 312, Cedar Park. The shop offers maternity support products, such as breastfeeding equipment and branded bags. 512-528-7304
IN THE NEWS—On Jan. 26, Starbucks launched its Evenings menu offering a selection of craft beer, wine and small plates such as Truffle Mac & Cheese. The menu is available at select stores, including at 9722 Great Hills Trail, Ste. 380 and 14028 N. US 183, Ste. 410. Great Hills: 512-795-1965, Lakeline: 512-249-0820
IN THE NEWS—On April 15, Chick-Fil-A will close its location at 1325 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, for renovations. The newly remodeled restaurant will reopen May 18 and will include an expanded kitchen, new furniture and finishes in the dining area as well as new canopies outside. 512-260-9777. www.chick-fil-a.com
IN THE NEWS—On Feb. 9, Williamson County commissioners approved a $6,600 grant donated by PetSmart Charities to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. The grant will fund efforts to improve the shelter’s off-site adoption program for a 12-month period. The animal shelter offers adoptions at the PetSmart store in the Wolf Ranch Town Center Thursdays through Sundays, Animal Services Director Cheryl Schneider said.