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Town Center Development in 2014 included the addition of 16 businesses.

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Town Center takes root in Cedar Park

In 2014 the Town Center shopping plaza at Toll 183A and Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park expanded from a single Costco store to 16 businesses. In 2015 the project is still growing and continues to encourage new development nearby. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:55 AM Cedar Park | Leander

The Tokai menu features new specials.

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Tokai Restaurant Japanese Hibachi & Sushi

In addition to traditional Japanese fare, such as sushi rolls, grilled foods and more, Tokai Restaurant Japanese Hibachi & Sushi expended its menu in late summer to offer a new selection of Chinese dishes and chef specials. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:45 AM Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

The 2014–15 Cedar Park City Council, from left: Don Tracy, Stephen Thomas, Lowell Moore, Mayor Matt Powell, Mayor Pro Tem Jon Lux, Corbin Van Arsdale and Lyle Grimes

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Cedar Park City Council

Big decisions made in 2014 and top issues for 2015 more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:45 AM , Cedar Park | Leander

The Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. team is preparing to open in February.

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Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.

Construction is underway on Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. in Cedar Park, with an expected opening date at the end of February. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:30 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Work continues on Whitestone Boulevard widening, new intersection in Cedar Park

In August the city of Cedar Park broke ground on an 18-month pass-through project to widen and improve East Whitestone Boulevard. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:30 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Jackie Washington and her son, Chris, help operate Sweet Shack Candy Shop.

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Sweet Shack Candy Shop

When the Washington family opened Sweet Shack Candy Shop on July 4, there were just three shelves—custom-built by co-owner Winefred Washington—to hold the sugary treats and bulk candy sold at the store. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:30 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Kyle Dalton started Local Eat and Drink in March and has since hired two new drivers.

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Local Eat and Drink

Kyle Dalton said he was inspired to start his business, Local Eat and Drink, by individuals like himself who did not want to drive to pick up a to-go order from a local restaurant. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:30 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Growth coming near Whitestone Wal-Mart

Cedar Park’s second Wal-Mart opened May 21 northeast of the intersection of Ronald Reagan and East Whitestone boulevards. The retailer has since drawn more developers to the intersection. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:20 AM Cedar Park | Leander

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City approves new manager, new team owner at Cedar Park Center

The Cedar Park Center has a new manager, and the Texas Stars hockey team has a new owner effective Dec. 15, after Cedar Park City Council on Dec. 11 approved both sales to Northland Properties Corp. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:20 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Kim and Ken Jahns renamed their eatery.

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Sidelines Sports Grille

Ken and Kim Jahns became the new owners of JT’s Sports Grille in February after former owners J.T. and Julie Vail moved to Florida. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Austin’s Furniture Outlet changed its name in October to highlight all-new products.

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Austin’s Furniture Outlet

In October, Austin’s Consignment Depot changed its name to Austin’s Furniture Outlet. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Angie’s Barber Shop owner Angela Holt said many of her customers have been coming to her for years.

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Angie’s Barber Shop

With 55 years of combined experience in the industry, stylists at Angie’s Barber Shop offer haircuts, shaves and trims. The no-fuss, no-frills salon keeps things simple, and that is what customer Leonard Yager said he likes about the business. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

From left: Co-owners Kurt and Casey Knies and General Manager Matthew Greer recently partnered with Cedar Park–based Local Eat and Drink to offer customers delivery. The owners have also expanded the menu to include additional dishes, such as fried boudin balls and Cajun fried pickles.

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Stuffed Cajun Meat Market & Specialty Foods

Throughout the past year, Stuffed Cajun Meat Market & Specialty Foods in Northwest Austin has expanded its menu to offer additional breaded, spicy and juicy Louisiana flavors. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Athletic Parents Booster Club volunteers Litza Gonzales (left) and Becky Buzzard work at a concession stand.

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Nonprofits find source for fundraising opportunities at Cedar Park Center

At the Cedar Park Center, nonprofit organizations from throughout the community can participate in a fundraising program offered by Aramark, the food and beverage provider for the arena. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:30 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Kit Coates leads an outdoor storytime, one of the library’s many children’s programs.

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Library presents findings from visitor survey

In 2014 the Cedar Park Public Library held an Internet survey to determine who uses the library and what the growing city and surrounding areas would like to see change. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

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Pauline Lam

In September, Cedar Park Public Library Director Pauline Lam announced she would retire in January after 34 years with the city. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

Cedar Park open to food trailers after council OKs new mobile vendor rules

​Food trailers could roll into Cedar Park after City Council on Nov. 20 approved two new regulations that define mobile food vendors and food trailer courts in the city. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Consultant critiques Cedar Park map

Cedar Park’s draft land-use map has too much land zoned for office buildings and retail, Capitol Market Research President Charles Heimsath told Cedar Park City Council on Oct. 9. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:25 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Lara Hill-Raich and Derek Mimbela sell Lala’s Lemonade at a farmers market.

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Lala’s Lemonade

It took lots of lemonade drinking and many tangy and tart trials, but after Lara Hill-Raich developed the recipe she liked, her lemonade business took off. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:15 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Flow Yoga co-owner Kat McCool became a yogi after spending time as a bodybuilder and martial artist.

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Flow Yoga

Instead of going out for cocktails after work, Flow Yoga co-owner Kat McCool encourages everyone to unwind from their day with yoga happy hour. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:10 AM Cedar Park | Leander