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Four Points location of Zoes Kitchen now open on RM 2222

Fast-casual restaurant Zoes Kitchen opened its Four Points location at 10815 RM 2222, Bldg. 6, Ste. 213, Austin, on Feb. 22. The Plano-based chain focuses on fresh, made-from-scratch Mediterranean foods, including soups, salads, sandwiches, bowls, kabobs and portable snack boxes. The location will also include new options, such as baked falafel and family dinners with Moroccan citrus chicken, turmeric rice and baked ravioli. 737-203-3920.... more >

Iron Cactus closes Stonelake location in Northwest Austin

Iron Cactus closed its Northwest Austin location, 10001 Stonelake Blvd., Austin, in late December. The downtown Austin location of the Mexican restaurant at 606 Trinity St., Austin, remains... more >

Toys R Us closing all locations, including 2 stores in Northwest Austin area

Toys R Us announced March 15 it is negotiating in bankruptcy court to close all 735 U.S. locations and liquidate inventory. Northwest Austin has a Toys R Us and Babies R Us store at 9333 Research Blvd., Bldg. A, Ste. 200, Austin, and a Toys R Us store at 12901 N. I-35, Bldg. 8, Austin. Efforts to merge up to 200 top-performing U.S. stores with its Canadian operations are also... more >

Barrington Elementary School to open first ‘Green School Park’ in Austin

Barrington Elementary School in North Austin will be the first Austin ISD school to open a specially designed outdoor learning environment known as a “Green School Park” on March 24, according to a news release from the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. The school park, located at 400 Cooper Drive, will serve as an outdoor classroom, play area and recreational space for members of the community during out-of-school hours, according to the release. The Green School Parks... more >

Urban Air Adventure Park to open entertainment venue on RM 620 on April 21

Urban Air Adventure Park is scheduled to open April 21 at 13201 RM 620, Ste. B, Austin. The over 30,000-square-foot facility will feature trampolines, a ninja warrior course, rock climbing walls, trampoline dodgeball and basketball, battle beam, a ropes course, cafe, an arcade and private party rooms. It will be... more >

Horseback-riding school, boarding stable opens second location in Northwest Austin

A horseback-riding school and boarding stable expanded into Northwest Austin, offering lessons, training and summer camps. In January, Kathy Ellerbeck opened a second location of Tri-Star Farm at 6648 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin. The 16-acre farm has 25 stalls. 512-775-7978.... more >

Franchise of Australian fitness company opening this spring in Northwest Austin

A new location of a fitness company founded in Australia will open this spring in Northwest Austin. Brendan Bell will open a location of F45 Training on April 21 at 7318 McNeil Drive, Ste. 106, Austin. F45 Training combines elements of High-Intensity Interval Training, circuit training and functional training into one workout. The combination of interval, cardiovascular and strength training is a proven method for burning fat and building lean muscle, Bell... more >

New MileStone townhome community under construction in Northwest Austin

MileStone Community Builders is building a new townhome community called Arbors at Turtle Rock that is now leasing in Northwest Austin. The community, located at 15187 Turtle Rock Road, Austin, off Anderson Mill Road, offers 40 homes ranging in size from 1,449-2,182 square feet and starting at $260,000. A date for when homes will be available was not provided. 512-215-5220.... more >

Morning Sunshine Breakfast Treats expands with RM 620 location

Morning Sunshine Breakfast Treats opened a second location March 1 at 10601 N. RM 620, Austin. The business’s first location is at 115 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 100, Cedar Park. Morning Sunshine offers donuts, tacos, sandwiches, bagels, croissants, muffins and kolaches. 512-581-8959.... more >

Ola Poke plans to open second location this spring in Northwest Austin

An Austin-based poke restaurant is expanding into Northwest Austin this spring. Ola Poke will open its second location at 13343 Research Blvd., Ste. 270, Austin, next door to Taiwan-based bubble tea shop, Sharetea, which recently announced its plans to open in June. Poke is a Hawaiian-inspired dish of marinated raw fish salad. At its new location, Ola Poke plans to offer make-your-own poke bowls as well as new cooked entrees, including a new chicken sandwich, and desserts, a manager... more >

Quik Print plans to relocate Research Blvd. location to Shoal Creek Blvd. in North Austin

Locally owned print shop Quik Print plans to relocate its 12636 Research Blvd., Austin location to 8311 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, on April 2. The shop offers digital, offset and wide-format printing as well as bulk mailing and graphic design services. Quik Print has been in business since 1963 and has four locations throughout Austin. 512-331-9968.... more >

StreetLights Residential to build luxury multifamily community at Austin Presidio

StreetLights Residential purchased 8.5 acres within the Austin Presidio development for a luxury multifamily community, real estate firm Transwestern announced March 9. The project is estimated to cost over $50 million and will feature 373 homes. Construction is scheduled to begin this month and will be completed in early 2020. The Austin Presidio is a 129-acre mixed-use project located northeast of the intersection of SH 45 and North Lake Creek Parkway. It differs from The Presidio... more >

Capital One Bank with cafe set to open at Domain Northside

Capital One Bank is set to open a Capital One Cafe this month in Domain Northside at 11801 Domain Blvd., Ste. 160, Austin. The cafes offer pastries and Peets Coffee products as well as banking services, including account setups, online bill pay, and ATM deposits or withdrawals. Customers can also attend financial education workshops and use free meeting rooms and Wi-Fi. It will be the second of two locations in Austin. The first will open on South Congress Ave.... more >

Update: South First Street Thai restaurant Sway plans to open spring 2018 at Domain Northside

Thai restaurant Sway plans to open its second location in Spring 2018 in Domain Northside at 11501 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 100, Austin. The Domain Northside location was first announced in 2015 along with a third location in West Lake Hills that is still slated to open in 2018. The original location at 1417 S. First St., Austin, serves northern Thai dishes inspired by an Australian style of Thai cooking. Lunch and dinner options include curry, pad thai and fried rice dishes.... more >

Practice specializing in helping those with autism and intellectual, developmental disabilities opens in Northwest Austin

Cynthia “Cindy” Spencer opened her business, the Enhancement Center, on Jan. 1 at 4900 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 800, Austin. Spencer offers behavior therapy, psychotherapy, counseling and consultations for children, adults and their families and caregivers. Her practice specializes in assisting those with an autism spectrum disorder and with intellectual developmental disabilities. 512-809-9598.... more >

Northwest Austin child psychologist relocates practice along Spicewood Springs Road

Dr. Sam Hackworth relocated his practice Feb. 5 from 4601 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, to 4807 Spicewood Springs Road, Bldg. 2, Ste. 104, Austin. Hackworth has been practicing psychology since 2002 and offers therapy to children, teens and young adults on issues such as separation and divorce. He also maintains a parenting advice website, 737-701-6605.... more >

North Austin teacher one of 8 Central Texas finalists for 2018 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards

Allie Duffy, a teacher at Joe Lee Johnson Elementary School—a science, technology, engineering, arts and math academy in Round Rock ISD—was one of eight Central Texas educators named as a finalist in the 2018 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards on March 7. Teacher finalists were presented with a $1,000 check for themselves and a $1,000 check for their schools. All finalists are invited to compete for the statewide awards in Houston on May 5-6. Duffy is a second-grade teacher at Johnson... more >

Kathy Terry of P. Terry’s launches mobile donation app inLieu

Mobile app inLieu, which allows users to make donations in lieu of purchasing gifts, launched in Austin on March 6. In addition to streamlining the online donations process, inLieu also allows users to organize and RSVP to events and send alerts to the individual in whose name a donation was made. The online company was founded by Kathy Terry, wife of Patrick Terry and co-founder of P. Terry’s Burger Stand. more >

North Austin-based Celis Brewery now selling signature witbier in cans

Celis Brewery announced March 6 it is now selling its signature Celis White witbier in cans at hundreds of bars, restaurants and retail stores in Texas. Aluminum chills faster than glass bottles, takes up less space and protects beer from UV light and oxidation, according to Celis. The locally owned brewery plans to sells its other beer styles in cans... more >

New coffee shop, co-working space coming to The Domain

Fort Worth-based Craftwork Coffee Co., a co-working space and specialty coffee shop, is set to open at The Domain in the currently under construction Domain Flatiron Building in spring 2019. Half of the 2,400-square-foot space will be occupied by the coffee shop component of the business while the other half will be occupied by private co-working space complete with work areas and conference rooms. Founder and Austin native, Riley Kiltz, said he is excited to bring a more intimate version... more >

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