Cedar Park - Leander Edition | January 2022

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CONNECTING THE NORTHWESTCORRIDOR

The 9-mile project will help link the 183A Toll and MoPac express lanes and will change mobility in the northwest corridor. 4 NEW EXPRESS LANES 18 $612 LANES WIDE MILLION

The interchange at US 183 and MoPac is the southern starting point for the massive 183 North project that aims to add four lanes of toll road to US 183. (Courtesy Jeerson Carroll)

183North project prepares to transformCedar Park, Leander commute As workers slowly return to oces, Jennifer Garcia has had to adjust to a commute that takes her from her home on the border of Leander and Cedar Park to her job in East Austin. To speed up that drive, Garcia pays the toll fees on 183A Toll and 183 South. “Time is very important to me. If I can get to work and start working faster and harder, that’s very important to me,” Garcia said. “Also getting home for my work-life balance … [is] very important. I don’t appreciate sitting in trac.” While her commute takes her down a 9-mile stretch of US 183 from SH 45/RM 620 to MoPac without toll roads, that is about to change. In early 2022, the Cen- tral Texas Regional Mobility Authority plans to begin a $612 million project to expand the highway in both directions, with $104 million in funding coming from the Texas Department of Transportation. The Mobility Authority project would add a total of four express lanes and two general-purpose lanes, making it 18 lanes wide in some locations. Garcia said she is excited to have the added express lane option. CONTINUED ON 26 BY BENTON GRAHAM

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Nov. 15 in Cedar Park. The business offers IV ketamine infusion and vitamin drip services. It is located at 1210 Cottonwood Creek Trail, Ste. 335, Cedar Park. 512-986-7723. https://nepenthewellness.com 5 Oak Ridge Academy , a student-led microschool, opened Jan. 10 in Leander. The school’s curriculum allows students to choose their own method of learning with a portion of the school day spent out- side, working on projects, gardening and working independently on earning badges, according to founder and Head of School Stephanie U’Ren. Enrollment in the school is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition is $800 per month plus $400 per year. The school is located at 1400 Spivey Road, Leander. 737-252-5541. www.oakridgelearning.com 6 Radix Dentistry opened Dec. 6 in Leander. The office offers general dentistry services, implants and cosmetic services. Radix Dentistry is located at 10960 E. Crys- tal Falls Parkway, Bldg. 1, Ste. 150, Leander. 512-337-3066. https://radixdentistry.com 7 River Hills Family Medicine opened a Leander office Jan. 2 at 1640 Highland Falls Drive, Ste. 601, Leander. The family medicine practice will also offer hormone replacement specialization and the Ideal Protein diet plan. The practice’s first office is in Austin. 512-345-7436. www.riverhillsfm.com 8 Tea Pillar opened Nov. 28 in Cedar Park. The shop serves a variety of teas with boba, fresh fruit and more. Coffee, slush, matcha and other drinks are also available at the shop. It is located at 251 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. 109, Cedar Park. 512-394-7191. www.facebook.com/teapillar

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NOWOPEN 1 HappyRito Seafood opened Nov. 18 in the Lakeline Plaza shopping center in the Cedar Park and Northwest Austin area. The Vietnamese-Cajun restaurant serves a variety of seafood baskets and po’boy sandwiches. Customers can dine in or order takeout. It is located at 11066 Pecan Park Blvd., Ste. 540, Cedar Park. 512-660- 5111. www.facebook.com/happyritoatx

2 California-based Curry Pizza House opened its first Texas location Dec. 10 in Cedar Park. The restaurant offers tradi- tional and Indian-fusion pizzas. The curry pizza menu includes chicken tikka, curry chicken masala, tandoori chicken, chili paneer and butter chicken pizzas. The restaurant is in the 1890 Ranch shopping center at 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. T130, Cedar Park. 512-528-5219. https://currypizzahouse.com

3 Leander Learning Center , an expan- sion of Leander Music School, opened Jan. 2. Owner Mike Irene said the school offers subject tutoring and test prepa- ration for students from third grade to graduate school. The center offers added music theory, music notation, songwrit- ing and digital audio recording classes. It is located at 1640 Highland Falls Drive, Ste. 802, Leander. 512-528-3594. www. leanderlearning.com 4 Nepenthe Wellness Center opened

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COMING SOON 9 The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill will open a Cedar Park restaurant in the second quarter of 2022. The restaurant’s menu will include gyros, falafel, souvlaki, desserts and a kids menu. It will open at 3101 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. G, Ste. 100, Cedar Park. The company has two other Texas restaurants in Friendswood and The Colony. www.thegreatgreekgrill.com 10 We Are Blood will open a brick- and-mortar donor center in Cedar Park. The location is expected to open in April. Donor centers make whole-blood and platelet donations more convenient and accessible with regular center hours, said Nick Canedo, We Are Blood’s vice presi- dent of community engagement. The do- nor center will open at 251 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. 111A, Cedar Park. There are three other donor locations in Round Rock and Austin. Canedo said a donor center location is coming to Cedar Park because of area growth and past success at blood drives in Cedar Park and Leander. 11 Fit Goal Culture moved Jan. 3 from Leander to a new Cedar Park location at 2020 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. B3-H, Cedar Park. Owner Nate Birner offers fat loss, strength and movement coaching, meal plans, nutrition and accountability coach- ing, and semiprivate and large group classes. 512-744-5467. https://fitgoalculture.com 12 Hensley Wellness Center moved its office Dec. 1 from Northwest Austin https://weareblood.org RELOCATIONS

to Cedar Park. The chiropractic office is located at 715 Discovery Blvd., Ste. 112, and offers massage therapy, laser therapy, acupuncture physiotherapy, far-infrared sauna therapy, nutritional supplements and nutrition blood analysis, according to the business. It was previously at 13740 US 183, Bldg. U, Ste. 1, Austin. 512-335-5426. https://hensleywellness.com 13 Impact Family Wellness moved its direct primary care office within Cedar Park. The new office, which allows for more patients, opened Dec. 13 at 12171 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 102, Cedar Park. The office was previously at 507 Denali Pass, Ste. 605, Cedar Park. 512-537-2177. https://impactfamilywellness.com EXPANSIONS 14 An Thinh Asian Cuisine opened a karaoke bar Nov. 12 called Thu’s Bar next to its Vietnamese and sushi restaurant. The bar serves American drinks and drinks with flavors of Southeast Asia. The restaurant and bar are located at 2082 US 183, Leander. 512-548-6000. www.facebook.com/anthinhcuisine IN THE NEWS 15 Zena Vaughn will become the new executive director of the Austin Steam Train Association on Jan. 31. Vaughn has worked at the association since 2012 and is the marketing and special events director. She will replace Lil Serafine, who worked as the executive director since 2014. The nonprofit is located at 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C100, Cedar Park. www.austinsteamtrain.org

Bluebonnet School of Cedar Park has tree-shaded playscapes, outdoor areas for each age group, a soccer field, a swimming pool and a splash pad.

COURTESY BLUEBONNET SCHOOL OF CEDAR PARK

FEATURED IMPACT ANNIVERSARY Bluebonnet School of Cedar Park will reach its 20th anniversary in February. Nancy and Charles Chick opened the independent, family-owned preschool in 2002. “We built the preschool to be the place where our now-grown children would have thrived. When they were preschool age, I was a working mom, and the options for high-quality child care were very limited,” Nancy Chick said in a statement. “Today we serve families from a wide area from North Austin to Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock.” The school teaches students from infant age to kindergarten prep. After- school care and summer camps are also oered. The school also has tree-shaded

playscapes, outdoor areas for each age group, a soccer eld, a swimming pool and a splash pad. The Cedar Park campus is located at 3420 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park. A second campus, which opened in 2012, is in the Four Points area of Austin. 512-331-9009. www.bluebonnetschool.com

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January events

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organizer/ember-sherman 28 CRAFT AT HOME Families can pick up a craft suitable for preschool and elementary school-age children at the Cedar Park library to make at home. Crafts are rst-come, rst-served. Pickups can be made curbside or inside the library. The library is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5600. www.cedarparktexas.gov/library 28 CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DANCE TRADITIONS Migrations Dance & Music Festival will bring dance showcases, vendors and workshops to Round Rock. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $8-$90. Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel & Conference Center, 1209 N. I-35, Round Rock. www.migrationsaustin.com 29 THROUGH 31 SHOP AT THE CEDAR PARK LIBRARY SALE Purchase books, DVDs and media during Cedar Park Public Library’s Friends of the Library book sale. Proceeds benet the library. Visitors can preview the sale from 9-10 a.m. for a $10 cash fee. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Jan. 29), 1-4 p.m. (Jan. 30), 9 a.m.-noon (Jan. 31). Free entry. Cedar Park Public Library Community Room, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5600. www.cedarparktexas.gov/libraryfriends

at Wild West in Cedar Park. Based in Boerne, Texas, Zink has opened for artists such as Travis Tritt, Tracy Byrd, Jack Ingram and the Turnpike Troubadours while he plays over 150 shows annually. Age 18 and up. 8 p.m. $10 general admission. Wild West Cedar Park, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-986-7464. https:// wildwestcedarpark.com/event/braydon- zink 22 LISTEN TOANOUTDOOR CONCERT Country music artist Chase Matthew will bring his music to Cedar Park at an open-air concert at the Haute Spot. Matthew’s new album called “Born For This” will release in February. Tickets are available online for general admission or premium seats. Country artist Lane Smith will open the show. Age 18 and up. 6-11 p.m. $15-$27.50. Haute Spot, 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. www.loveandlightstream.com 23 LEARNMODERN CALLIGRAPHY Sip beer and take an introductory course to modern calligraphy during a 1.5- hour class from Sip & Script. Attendees will learn the basics to add lettered details to your mail, wedding paper goods and more. Materials will be provided, and registration is online. 4-5:30 p.m. $65. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Unit 500, Cedar Park. https://sipandscript.com/

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PBR’s “Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour” will bring 45 bull riders from around the world to Cedar Park for the PBR Cedar Park Chute Out. 8 p.m. (Jan. 14), 7 p.m. (Jan. 15). $18-$105. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 800-732-1727. https://pbr.com/tickets

COURTESY PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS

17 HONOR THEWORKOFMARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Leander will host its inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and festival in Old Town Leander themed “Community Unity—Bright & Bold.” The parade starts at 10 a.m. followed by a festival, marketplace with food and retail vendor booths, and performances from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Leander City Hall, 105 N. Brushy St.,

19 MEET OTHER BUSINESS OWNERS The Table Network is a monthly networking event hosted by and at Wilco Workspaces. The event will include lunch. 11 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. $25. Wilco Workspaces, 1615 Scottsdale Drive, Bldg. 2, Ste. 200B, Cedar Park. https://wilcoworkspaces.co/event- calendar/ 21 SEE A COUNTRY PERFORMANCE ATWILDWEST Country singer Braydon Zink will perform

Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/mlk

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CEDAR PARK The city of Cedar Park was incorporated in 1973 and is now home to over 77,000 people, according to 2020 census data. There were 48,937 residents in 2010, and Cedar Park has grown almost 200% since 2000.

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The city of Leander was incorporated in 1978 and is home to nearly 60,000 residents. Leander has more than doubled in size from 2010-20, and the city’s population has grown more than seven times—or about 680%—since 2000. LEANDER

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Cedar Park

Leander

Since 2010, Cedar Park and Leander populations have rapidly grown—well exceeding the 10-year growth rate for the state. Population changes

Quick community facts

Year incorporated

Total square miles

2019 employment rate

Year established

10-year population change Travis County: +25.96% Williamson County: +44.08%

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Local demographics*

See how local property tax rates compare by governing entity. This list is not comprehensive of all local tax rates such as municipal utility districts. 202122 property tax rates (per $100 valuation) Top tax rates

As the cities of Cedar Park and Leander grow, population demographics have increased in diversity.

18.55% 57.56% 4.17% 0.23% 14.07% 0.08% 0.49% 4.85%

22.11% 57.27% 4.82% 0.35% 9.94% 0.11% 0.57% 4.83%

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White

Black or African American

American Indian or Alaska native

Asian

Native Hawaiian or other Pacic Islander

Some other race Two or more races

*ALL CATEGORIES LISTED ARE RACES, EXCEPT FOR HISPANIC OR LATINO, WHICH IS NOT A RACE. HOWEVER, THE PERCENTAGES OF THE RACES LISTED DO NOT INCLUDE HISPANIC OR LATINO RESIDENTS.

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13 YogaSix 14028 N. US 183, Ste. 110, Austin 5128864002 www.yogasix.com HEALTH&WELLNESS 14 Dynamic Sports Medicine 1717 Scottsdale Drive, Ste. 190, Cedar Park 5127706068 https://dynamicsportsmedicine.com 15 Face2Body Skin Studio 715 Discovery Blvd., Ste. 202, Cedar Park 5129867042 www.face2bodyskinstudio.com 16 Kindred Health Co. 1464 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 901, Cedar Park 5126411333 www.facebook.com/kindredhealthatx 17 Nepenthe Wellness Center 1210 Cottonwood Creek Trail, Ste. 335, Cedar Park 5129867723 https://nepenthewellness.com 18 Nova Vita Wellness Centers 200 N. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. C, Cedar Park 5123875920 www.novavitacare.com 19 Pinnacle Essentials 1625 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. A, Cedar Park 7372199727 https://pinnaclecedarpark.com 20 Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryo- therapy 4701 183A Toll, Ste. 100, Cedar Park 5124567711 https://restore.com

5 Mutts Canine Cantina 9825 N. Lake Creek Parkway, Austin 5123996200 www.muttsaustin.com COMING 2022 FITNESS 6 Burn Boot Camp 205 Cedar Park Drive, Bldg. 2, Cedar Park https://burnbootcamp.com COMING 2022 7 Elevate Fitness and Physical Therapy 11880 Hero Way W., Bldg. 4, Leander 7377570130 www.elevatetnessclub.com COMING 2022 8 Gold Medal Gymnastics 1717 Scottsdale Drive, Ste. 100E, Cedar Park 5124846561 www.gmgymnastics.com 9 Legends Boxing Cedar Park 11521 N. RM 620, Ste. 850, Austin 5128553110 www.legendsboxing.com COMING 2022 10 Premier Martial Arts of Lakeline 1850 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 100, Cedar Park 5124004419 https://premiermartialarts.com 11 Premier Martial Arts Leander 3501 Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 130, Leander 7372054301 https://premiermartialarts.com 12 The Truth Family Fitness & Sports Performance 1717 Scottsdale Drive, Cedar Park 5122533113 www.truthfamilytness.com

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ENTERTAINMENT 3 The Esports Cave 1717 Scottsdale Drive, Ste. 100B, Cedar Park 5128835900 https://theesportscave.com 4 The Fieldhouse 1717 Scottsdale Drive, Ste. 160, Cedar Park 7372391932 www.theeldhousetexas.com

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BEAUTY 1 The Lash Lounge 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 400, Cedar Park 5128172848 www.thelashlounge.com 2 Sephora 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. E100, Cedar Park www.sephora.com COMING 2022

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26 Swish Dental 12160 W. Parmer Lane, Cedar Park 5128663184

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www.swishsmiles.com 27 Village Medical 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. P100, Cedar Park 5129885355 www.villagemedical.com RETAIL 28 Ashley HomeStore 1501 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. E, Cedar Park 7377577055 www.ashleyfurniture.com 29 Balloons by Jolie 200 Buttercup Creek Blvd., Ste. 114, Cedar Park 5129561550 https://balloonsbyjolie.com 30 Bu City Soap 2800 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 225, Cedar Park 7377571150 www.bucitysoap.com 31 Daniel’s Jewelers 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 7372362779 www.danielsjewelers.com 32 Lace & Grace Bridal Boutique 115 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 130, Cedar Park 5123684270 www.laceandgracetx.com 33 Glow & Grow Salon and Boutique 10824 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Ste. 505, Leander 5123377028 www.glowandgrowtx.com 34 H-E-B 19348 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Leander 35 La-Z-Boy Cedar Park 5001 183A Toll, Cedar Park. 7378430124 www.la-z-boy.com 36 Lucky 7 Cards and Collectibles 600 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. 17, Cedar Park 5127759294 www.luckysevencards.com 37 Ranch Road Jewelry 1400 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 600, Cedar Park. 5127144653 https://ranchroadjewelry.com 5128434902 www.heb.com

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38 Pedego Electric Bikes 1310 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 560, Cedar Park 5129867344 www.pedegoelectricbikes.com 39 Texas AC Supply 1633 US 183, Ste. 100, Leander 5129003921 https://txacsupply.com SERVICES 40 Action Behavior Centers 1667 US 183, Leander www.actionbehavior.com COMING 2022 41 ARCpoint Labs of Cedar Park 921 W. New Hope Drive, Ste. 103, Cedar Park 5127671116 www.arcpointlabs.com 42 ATC Healthcare 1000 S. West Drive, Leander 7372401477 https://atchealthcarecentraltexas.com 43 Austin Euro Werks 300 N. Bagdad Road, Leander 5125284754 https://austineurowerks.com 44 BB Shine’s Express Car Wash 11560 Hero Way West, Leander 5125284040 www.bbshines.com 45 Clean Cut Windows and Doors 7696 183A Toll, Unit 9A, Leander 5126191937 www.cleancutwindows.com 46 Espira Wealth Management 201 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 701, Cedar Park 5126915054 www.espirawealth.com

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23 Family Medicine Austin 2701 S. US 183, Ste. B, Leander 5128726868 https://familymedicineaustin.com 24 Laurel Dental 10824 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Ste. 303, Leander 5129001720 www.laureldentaltx.com 25 My Eyelab 1400 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 400, Cedar Park 5128901982 www.myeyelab.com

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21 PT Solutions 2082 US 183, Ste. 175, Leander 7377570838 https://ptsolutions.com MEDICAL OFFICES 22 Cedar Park Dental Wellness 251 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. 106, Cedar Park 5126408240 https://cedarparkdentalwellness.com

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Dreamland includes two 18-hole mini golf courses. (Courtesy Matt Lankes)

https://nilisart.com 52 RE/MAX 1 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. Y200, Cedar Park 5123372043 www.yourremax1.com 53 Wilco Workspaces 1615 Scottsdale Drive, Bldg. 2, Ste. 200B, Leander 7372790350 https://wilcoworkspaces.co

47 European Automotive ATX 2301 W. Whitestone Blvd., Unit B1, Cedar Park 5125379577 www.europeanautomotiveatx.com 48 First Citizens Bank 1901 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park 7378433727 www.rstcitizens.com 49 Handyman Connection of Cedar Park 2407 S. Bagdad Road, Ste. A, Leander 5126900505 https://handymanconnection.com 50 Liberty Mail Center 2082 US 183, Ste. 170, Leander 5129800444 www.libertymailtx.com 51 Nili’s Art Studio 3000 Polar Lane, Unit 403, Cedar Park 5129986635

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and grati park. Concert stages are also located both indoor and outdoor, and live music will be scheduled at Dreamland in the future. 512-827-1279. https://dreamland.us

Dreamland , a new mini golf, pickleball, arts and entertainment center located at 2770 W. Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs, opened Feb. 5. The 64-acre project includes two 18-hole mini golf courses with varying diculty levels, four pickleball courts, a disc golf area, a sports bar and an outdoor beer garden. Tee times and courts can be reserved in advance online. According to Dreamland, the venue and golf courses are decorated with large, visual art pieces and sculptures, while Dreamland also has its own mural

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8 Ramen512 1420 Cypress Creek Road, Ste. 300, Cedar Park www.ramen512.com $$ K 9 Woks It 2 U 1093 US 183, Leander 5124560770 www.woksit2u.com $$ K BARBECUE 10 Slab BBQ & Beer 905 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. A, Cedar Park www.dopebbq.com $ K BEER 11 The Good Lot 2500 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park 5129864037 https://thegoodlotcp.com $ H 12 Slackers Brewing Co. 12233 N. RM 620, Ste. 204, Austin 5122847639 https://slackersbrewing.com $ K COFFEE, TEA&BAKERY 13 Black Rock Coee Bar 1909 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park https://br.coee COMING 2022 14 Crumbl Cookies 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park https://crumblcookies.com COMING 2022

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$$ B H K 3 Jersey Mike’s Subs 19372 Ronald W. Reagan Blvd., Ste. 350, Leander www.jerseymikes.com $ K COMING 2022 4 Perky Beans Cafe 2080 US 183, Ste. 220, Leander 5125485050 www.perkybeanscoee.com $ B K 5 Wayback Burgers 500 W. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park

6 Wayback Burgers 3651 N. US 183, Leander https://waybackburgers.com $ K ASIAN 7 Lemongrass by Sip Saam Thai 1320 Cypress Creek Road, Ste. 100, Cedar Park 7372058998 www.lemongrass1320.com $$ K

AMERICAN 1 Dog Haus Biergarten 3101 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. G, Ste. 200, Cedar Park https://doghaus.com $ H K COMING 2022 2 Jack Allen’s Kitchen 1345 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park 5125285194 https://jackallenskitchen.com

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15 Dutch Bros Coee 1224 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park www.dutchbros.com COMING 2022 16 No. 1 Boba Tea 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 130, Cedar Park. www.no1bobatea.us $ 17 Red Horn Coee House and Brewing Co. 1615 Scottsdale Drive, Bldg. 1, Ste. 110, Cedar Park 7378437084 https://redhornbrew.com $ K 18 Tea Pillar 251 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. 109, Cedar Park 5123947191 www.facebook.com/teapillar $ 19 Whipped Bakery & Cafe 15609 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Ste. B220, Leander 5129867988 http://whippedatx.com $ CHICKEN 20 The Rolling Rooster 11416 RM 620, Austin 7372368473 www.therollingrooster.com $$ 21 The Thirsty Chicken 104 W. Willis St., Leander www.thethirstychicken.com $$ FAST FOOD

22 Raising Cane’s 2920 S. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park 5122581644 www.raisingcanes.com $ K 23 Whataburger 140 W. Metro Road, Leander 5123371443 https://whataburger.com $ B K

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www.cava.com $ K PIZZA 29 Curry Pizza House 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. T130, Cedar Park 5125285219 https://currypizzahouse.com $$ 30 Domino’s Pizza 115 S. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park 7373770028 Signature cocktails include Boozy Craft Milkshakes with whipped cream vodka, southern peach tea and a lavender elds lemonade. Goodfolks is located at 119 W. Seventh WORTH THE TRIP Goodfolks, a southern-style eatery located on the Georgetown Square, opened Oct. 25. The restaurant's menu includes chicken and waes, pork spareribs, and chicken-fried New York strip steak, as well as honey butter mini biscuits, milkshakes and more.

FROZEN TREATS 24 Jeremiah’s Italian Ice 700 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 100, Cedar Park 5129864422 https://jeremiahsice.com $ 25 Jeremiah’s Italian Ice 11500 Hero Way W., Leander https://jeremiahsice.com $ COMING 2022 26 Snow Dazed Shaved Ice 10210 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander 5122290705 www.facebook.com/snowdazedshavedice $ INDIAN 27 Indian Delights 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C106, Cedar Park 5124560599 http://indiandelightsaustin.com $$ B H MEDITERRANEAN 28 Cava 905 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park 5123372336

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www.dominos.com $$ 31 Milano Pizza 251 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. 117, Cedar Park 5127701400 https://milanopizzaaustin.com $$ 32 Via 313 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 200, Cedar Park www.via313.com $$

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TEXMEXMEXICAN LATINSOUTHWESTERN 33 Aleida’s Latin Food 211 Little Elm Trail, Ste. 106, Cedar Park 5125512104 https://aleidas.com $$ B K 34 Blue Corn Harvest 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander 5123377633 www.bluecornharvest.com $$ B H K 35 El Patron Tacos & More 303 N. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park 7372120501 www.facebook.com/elpatrontacosnmore $ B K 36 Mama Betty’s Tex-Mex y Cantina 9900 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 220, Austin http://meencantamamabettys.com COMING 2022 37 One Taco 12233 N. RM 620, Bldg. C, Austin 7372090311 www.onetaco.com $ B K 1431

39 Tacos De Prisa Y Mas 209 W. Broade St., Leander 5129949527 www.facebook.com/tacosdeprisa $ B 40 Taquitos Y Mas 12202 N. RM 620, Austin 5127733616 https://taquitos-y-mas.business.site $ B K Chipotle Leander area www.chipotle.com $ K COMING 2022 SEAFOOD 41 Abby’s Crab Shack 202 Walton Way, Ste. 100, Cedar Park 5123551830 https://abbyscrabshacktexas.com $$ K 42 HappyRito Seafood 11066 Pecan Park Blvd., Ste. 540, Austin 5126605111 www.facebook.com/happyritoatx $$

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Updates on key projects

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OTHER PROJECTS TO FOLLOW IN 2022

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Transit study shows costs, alternatives to service

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Declining ridership as a result of the pandemic signicantly increased the cost per resident to provide rail service in the city of Leander by over 500%.

Findings from a Leander transit study showed the nancial impact the pandemic had on Capital Metro service costs and presented alternative transit options for the city’s sales tax-based program. Leander City Council rst discussed placing the city’s Capital Metro involvement on a future ballot in May 2020 for voters to decide whether to stay in or leave the public transportation provider. Council later requested additional data regarding Capital Metro involvement in Leander. The Goodman Corp., a Houston-based rm, presented transit study ndings to Leander City Council on Dec. 16. Leander residents have access to Metro Pickup service, Metro Rail service and MetroExpress bus service. Capital Metro ridership dropped about 85% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic, each trip cost about $39 per Leander resident. This was in line with the Capital Metro and national averages, said Robert McHaney, a representative from The Goodman Corp. But the cost per trip increased to $214 per trip this fall. Peer cities in Texas contribute $2 million-$3 million to transit, McHaney said. But Leander is projected to spend

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New Hope Drive extension This project will extend New Hope Drive from Ronald Reagan Boulevard to Sam Bass Road. The new road will be a four-lane divided roadway with a shared-use path and bike lanes. The project is expected to go to bid in spring 2022, and construction will start in summer 2022, according to the city. Timeline: summer 2022-2023 Cost: $18.4 million Funding sources: Cedar Park 2015 vot- er-approved bond, Williamson County

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$9.8 million on transit in 2021 based on sales tax. The study rm recommended implementing a full turn- key transit model if the city left the Capital Metro program. Transit scenarios ranged from $1.2 million-$2.9 million depending on the number of trips oered and employees. Models did not include rail service, which would cost about $10 million per year to contract.

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A majority of road work on the Bell Boulevard realignment is expected to be complete by the end of January, according to the city of Cedar Park. The project moves a section of Bell Boulevard to the alignment of Old US 183 between Buttercup Creek Bou- levard and Cedar Park Drive. Lanes were shifted to the new alignment in August. In December, road striping was completed, according to the city.

Remaining work includes construc- tion over the Capital Metro line on East Park Street, minor paving, sidewalk tie-ins, curb and gutter tie-ins, landscaping, and additional striping and signage. The nal asphalt layer will be paved in the summer because it can- not be placed in winter temperatures, according to the city. The $26.1 million road project began in October 2020 and is funded

Scottsdale Drive extension The two-part, developer-driven project will extend Scottsdale Drive from 183A Toll frontage roads to New Hope Drive, according to the city of Cedar Park. Timeline: 2022-TBD Cost: $4.79 million Funding sources: New Hope Corporate Center, Toyota of Cedar Park

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