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CLOSINGS 17 Biderman’s Deli permanently closed its location at 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., West Lake Hills, as well as its downtown Austin location, according to a Sept. 20 statement from owner Zach Biderman. The New York-style, Jewish-inspired deli opened last November within the Village at Westlake to serve bagels, sandwiches and other menu items such as matzo ball soup. The closure will not impact the company’s original location at 3742 Far West Blvd., Austin, which has expanded its operating hours. 512-340-1404. www.bidermansdeli.com 18 Stein Mart will close its location following a liquidation sale at 3201 Bee Caves Road, Austin, within the West Woods Shopping Center. The company announced Aug. 13 that it had voluntarily led for bankruptcy and said it expects to close a “signicant portion, if not all” of its stores by the fourth quarter of 2020. The online store is no longer operating. 512-329-8848. www.steinmart.com 19 Schlotzsky’s closed its Four Points location this summer at the Trails at 620 shopping center at 8300 N. RM 620, Austin. The deli franchise across from Concordia University Texas rst opened in 2012. The closure will not impact the nearby location at 3944 S. RM 620, Lake- way. www.schlotzskys.com 20 Mediterranean restaurant chain Zoe’s Kitchen closed its location this summer in the Four Points region at 10815 RM 2222, Austin. The location closed following temporary coronavirus restrictions and never reopened. 737-203-3930. www.zoeskitchen.com
14 Local Christian radio station KFMK FM Spirit 105.9 celebrated its 10-year anniversary Sept. 17 at 3600 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. The station owned by CRISTA media. 512-329-4400.
www.spirit105.9.com IN THE NEWS 15 International preschool Kido
Vista Brewing opened in the Hill Country Galleria.
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FEATURED IMPACT COMING SOON Driftwood-based restaurant and brewery Vista Brewing opened a pop- up garden at the Hill Country Galleria on Sept. 24. The pop-up is located in the galleria’s Central Plaza at 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. T-120, Bee Cave. Vista Brewing will oer a selection of its signature draft beers, local wines, ciders and picnic-style snacks, appetizers and merchandise. Guests will be able to enjoy beverages and snacks on the socially distant outdoor patio or while browsing shops within the center. “Our focus in both beer and business has always been to seek out collaborations with partners that share our appreciation for and dedication to the beauty of the Texas Hill Country and local community,” Vista Brewing co-founder Karen Killough said. Vista Brewing will be open Thur.-Fri. from 3-6 p.m., Sat. 1-9 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 512-766-1842. www.vistabrewingtx.com
launched a virtual platform in August at its location in the River Place neighbor- hood at 10625 Bonaventure Drive, Austin. The Kido Home platform is available for children ages 2-6 and will feature online small-group classes led by trained instructors. The two-hour lessons are oered daily, and the average class will serve eight students depending on the age group. Registration information can be found online. 512-557-1152. www.kidohome.net 16 Local music school The Lone Star School of Music launched a new online school in September taught by Broadway performers. The new school, Broadway Lessons oers classes taught entirely online by actors and musicians impacted by the closing of theaters in New York City, according to owner Byran Gold- smith, who said The Lone Star School of Music was able to hire 25 additional sta through the program. The teachers performed in plays including “The Lion King” and “Wicked” among others, and interested families can sign up online. The Lone Star School of Music has four locations in the Austin area, including a Lakeway location at 915 S. RM 620, Lakeway. 512-808-9371. www.lonestarschoolofmusic.com
The beer garden will feature Vista’s signature draft beers.
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