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Local business Texas Tiny Pools launches in South Austin

South Austin resident Amy Hageman has launched home business Texas Tiny Pools, which builds “tiny pools” with built-on decks that slide on and off as pool covers. According to a July 17 news release from the company, the pools are about 400 square feet and hold about 5,000 gallons of water, or half of a typical home pool. The pools are designed for homeowners with small or untraditional lot dimensions with tree or impervious cover limitations. Prices for tiny pools start at about... more >

Austin Pets Alive debuts second thrift store in South Austin

Austin Pets Alive opened a thrift store on April 21 at 1409 W. Oltorf St., Austin. All proceeds support the animal rescue nonprofit, and clothing donations are also accepted at the location. This is the second thrift store location for Austin Pets Alive. The first opened on Burnet Road in 2017. 512-386-1997.... more >

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming grand opening in Circle C

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, a pet retail and grooming business with more than 100 locations nationwide, celebrates the grand opening of the company’s newest location in southwest Austin on July 21, starting at 9 a.m. The first 20 dogs in the store will win free Woof Gang Bakery gourmet treats for a year. Additional giveaways include pet food samples, pet treats, raffle prizes and refreshments. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Circle C Ranch is a locally owned franchise, offering pet... more >

SHUFFLE 512 card house opens on South Congress Avenue

SHUFFLE 512, a legal, membership-based private poker room with 10 tables, opened in South Congress Plaza on June 20. The local card house is owned by Matthew Morgan and located at 6501 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 1-104, Austin. 512-423-9881.... more >

Dog-friendly co-working space Work and Woof hosts grand opening July 14

Work and Woof, a co-working space and indoor play park for dogs, is located at 4930 S. Congress Ave., Bldg. A, Austin. All co-working memberships include access to open desk areas, a kitchen, phone booths, conference room and lounge area plus supervised dog care–kennel and cage free options–or dogs can stay with their owners in the common area. On weekends, the 10,000-square-foot facility functions as an open play park. Work and Woof hosts a grand opening from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 14.... more >

Scale Up CoConnect now open, offering several free meeting options in July

Scale Up CoConnect, a co-working space with private offices and conference rooms available, opened at 5716 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 100, Austin, in June. During the month of July, the business offers several meeting options free of charge between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for more information. 512-487-5350.... more >

El Chipiron to throw “a grand fiesta” for its first anniversary

El Chipirón, a Spanish food restaurant located at 2717 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 1085, Austin, will celebrate its first anniversary with a grand fiesta on July 26. The restaurant offers house-made empanadillas, Spanish croquetas, bravas, sandía, sweet gacha blanca and more. Tickets to the fiesta include two drinks—red or white wine, cava, beer, sangría or non-alcoholic drinks, and unlimited bites. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. $38 per person. Call 512-518-3618 to reserve.... more >

Pilates West studio has opened on Hwy. 290

Fitness studio Pilates West opened at 6340 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 105, Austin, in June. Small group sessions and private lessons are offered with access to new, state-of-the-art equipment. 512-496-7294.... more >

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

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 >

Qdoba Mexican grill coming soon to Barton Creek Square Mall

Qdoba, a nationwide chain serving Mexican food, announced plans to open a location in the Barton Creek Square Mall food court later this summer. Barton Creek Square Mall is located at 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. 512-327-7040.... more >

Frog Pond Distillery celebrates grand opening near Dripping Springs

Frog Pond Distillery held a grand opening June 30 at 261 Frog Pond Lane, Dripping Springs. The family-owned distillery makes small batches of gin and vodka, and also offers tours, tastings, bottle sales and cocktails on site. 512-657-7977.... more >

The Ice Cream Shop opens today in Dripping Springs

The Ice Cream Shop is now open at 18901 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs. The space, attached to Almost Grown Play Cafe—an indoor play space for children up to age 6—offers soft serve flavors including chocolate, vanilla, orange and swirl. The Ice Cream Shop is open from 1 p.m. to 9p.m. during the summer and is available for birthday parties, scheduled events and private rentals. 512-761-4622. more >

Brezza Apartments opens 330-units in South Austin

Brezza Apartments, a 330-unit multifamily development at 10600 Brezza Lane, Austin, celebrated a grand opening and ribbon cutting May 23. Built by Daniel, a development firm based in Georgia, the complex includes a clubhouse with a coffee bar, a fitness center and game room, according to a news release by the developer. Outdoor amenities include a pool area with sundecks, a fireplace and grilling stations, and an on-site park with walking trails and a community garden. The development... more >

NobiliTea now open in Barton Creek Square Mall

NobiliTea, which carries more than 120 tea varieties, loose leaf teas and drinks brewed fresh in store, opened June 21 in Barton Creek Square Mall, on the upper level next to Sephora. The tea blends are crafted using high quality, organic ingredients from around the world. Barton Creek Square Mall is located at 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. 512-327-7040. more >

Hero Lice Clinics to open a South Austin location

Hero Lice Clinics plans to open a second Austin location mid-July at 8700 Manchaca Road, Ste. 701, Austin. The clinic removes head lice and eggs in one 60-90 minute lice removal treatment using only non-toxic and pesticide free products. Lice checks and at-home treatment products are also available. 512-828-3232.... more >

Serasana wellness studio joins Belterra Village

Serasana Dripping Springs opened May 12 at 166 Hargraves Drive, Ste. E200, Austin, in the new Belterra Village Shopping Center. The wellness studio offers acupuncture, yoga, massage, healing teas and remedies to alleviate stress and manage pain. 512-766-4000.... more >

New Great Clips location now opened in Belterra Village

Local residents and franchisees Brad and Jodi Melnick announced the opening of their newest Great Clips location in Belterra Village, 165 Hargraves St., Ste. M300, Austin on June 19. The salon chain has over 4,300 locations throughout the United States and Canada. 737-202-4395.... more >

ChiroFX relocates to West Gate Blvd.

ChiroFX, a chiropractic clinic that offers a range of treatments, healing services and corrective care practices, relocated in April. The business--which formerly operated at 4006 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 650, Austin--is now located at 4532 West Gate Blvd., Ste. 200, Austin. 512-480-9999.... more >

Aaron Brothers framing to close all U.S. stores including two Austin locations

By the end of July, Aaron Brothers framing, which is owned by Texas-based craft store chain Michaels, is closing all its framing store locations, including its two local outposts in North and South Austin. The south store, located at 5400 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley, plans to shutter by the end of July. 512-358-8357.... more >

Studio Barre Austin turns one on July 1

Studio Barre Austin will celebrate its first anniversary on July 1. Located at 4970 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 410, Austin, the specialized workout class focuses on building core strength, improving posture and developing long and lean muscles. The studio is offering free classes as part of the celebration. 512-709-8839. more >

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