Amy Denney

Amy Denney

Amy joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010 and has been covering Northwest Austin news since January 2011. She is now the editor for the Northwest Austin market, and her reporting focuses on business, development, transportation, technology and health care. She is the beat reporter for Capital Metro, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Amy hails from Kansas City, Mo.

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The sanctuary lounge provides a space for clients to relax before or after a treatment

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Spa Réveil

Seeing first-hand how her friends and co-workers in the high-tech industry had difficulty releasing stress, Lidya Wati sought to create an oasis from life’s demands. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

Residents inquire about Walnut Creek trail patrol

When Phase 1 of the North Walnut Creek Trail opens in late 2014, area residents want to know how the city will patrol it. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

From the Editor—April 2014

When I was in high school, I watched my parents go through the painful ordeal of moving my grandma out of the home she had lived in for decades and into an assisted-living facility. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

Owner Heather Amalaha sells prepared meal kits through her business Gourmet By Numbers. The kits come with all the ingredients needed to cook a meal in fewer than 30 minutes.

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Northwest Austin resident launches crowd funding campaign for meal kit business

The idea behind Heather Amalaha’s business, Gourmet By Numbers, started with the struggle of the time it took to plan and prepare home-cooked meals. more »

Apr 22, 2014 Northwest Austin (1 Comments)

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Zed's closed temporarily Feb. 19. It opened in December 2010.

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Zed's closes temporarily

Zed's, located in the Tech Ridge development, closed temporarily Feb. 19. more »

Feb 21, 2013 Northwest Austin Impacts

General manager Oliver Belche, executive chef Reese Heffington and bar manager Raul Garcia stand outside the newly opened Spicewood Tavern, a gastropub that serves American comfort food.

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Now Open: Spicewood Tavern

Gastropub Spicewood Tavern opened Nov. 12 on Mesa Drive. more »

Nov 14, 2012 Northwest Austin Impacts

Panel featuring James Franco was only missing James Franco

James Franco was to participate in a panel on his Web series "Undergrads," which follows four UT film students as they create their own films. more »

Mar 10, 2012 SXSW Film (1 Comments)

Director Jay Chandrasekhar and actor Kevin Heffernan introduced the film by engaging in a beer chugging contest. Heffernan, who looked like he had the clear advantage, easily won. The film premiered Friday at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.

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'The Babymakers' draws big laughs with raunchy humor

"The Babymakers" relies on raunchiness to get laughs in this baby-making comedy. more »

Mar 10, 2012 SXSW Film

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Gyros, offered with lamb or chicken ($8.50), come with a side salad and tzatziki sauce.

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Santorini Café

Striving to provide a cozy atmosphere, owners Ana Marie Karamalegos and Orestis Stavrou found what they call the perfect location for their Greek restaurant in an old house on North Lamar Boulevard. more »

Feb 26, 2014 Northwest Austin

From left: Owners Boon Tea and Bill Bong said The Lonestar pizza is a top seller.

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Promise Pizza

At Promise Pizza, owners Bill Bong and Boon Tea don’t believe the stigma that pizza has to been greasy and unhealthy more »

Sep 26, 2013 Northwest Austin

Customers can pick up prepared meals, snacks and juices at any location.

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Snap Kitchen

Knowing that not everyone has time to prepare healthy meals, Snap Kitchen offers customers the chance to eat right without visiting the grocery store or cooking. more »

Sep 26, 2013 Northwest Austin

Chi'Lantro BBQ owner Jae Kim united his Korean heritage and love of Mexican food in starting his business.

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Chi’Lantro BBQ

The first day Jae Kim opened food truck Chi’Lantro BBQ, he made just $7 in sales. Three years later, Kim has grown his business to five food trucks in two cities, Austin and Houston. more »

Jun 27, 2013 Northwest Austin