It’s an exciting time to live in the Lake Travis area, because new businesses — like Hill Country Cakery, FOUND Boutique, Vicecreme, Gateway to Falconhead, and Summermoon Coffee — are popping up everywhere.
Next on the list is a new beer garden …
It’s called Hops & Thyme and it’s promising delicious suds with a smile, a shady outdoor oasis, and tasty eats.
We’ve also got details about the new location for Beansprout Pediatric in Dripping Springs and an update on Bee Cave City Council’s decision to postpone The Backyard development. Again. Oy!
Let’s dive in, shall we?
Food + Drink
A few weeks ago, we shared the news that The Ginger Man is headed to Hill Country Galleria.
We’ve got a second beer garden and brasserie taking shape out here in the Lake Travis area called Hops & Thyme. It will occupy the space that was formerly Schmidt Family Barbecue at 2125 Lohman’s Crossing Road.
The owners behind this new endeavor are three friends, Trent, Matt and Talyon. You may already know Matt and his vast knowledge about craft beers because he’s been running the wildly popular tap house in Lakeway Market. Opening a place like Hops & Thyme has been a long-time dream for the trio, so they’re very excited to see it come to fruition.
Hops & Thyme will feature indoor and outdoor seating with plenty of room to roam. The indoor bar will have 36 craft beers on tap and 20 wines. The patio will be a comfy spot with big shady trees, TVs, a long bar and a fenced beer garden, perfect for sipping cold brew and playing a game of washers. You won’t be hungry because Hops & Thyme will have tasty small plates and a Sunday brunch.
The space is currently under construction with a projected open date in August.
Beansprout Pediatric’s new location in Dripping Springs in open for business. The office is located at 2440 E. Hwy 290, Bldg. C, Suite A. – just in time for back-to-school needs like sport physicals.
Back in 2015, we chatted with Dr. Danielle Grant about surviving cold and flu season with kiddos.
In March, we introduced you to Natalie Buchanan who works as a CPNP at Beansprout. Along with Dr. Grant, Dr. Brian Temple and their skilled team of practitioners have been serving Lake Travis area families for many years. Now Dripping Spring families will have the same access.
Beansprout offers services like same day sick visits with a separate waiting area for sick, well and newborns. They do ImPACT concussion testing, allergy testing, immunotherapy drops, complimentary prenatal consultations, travel medicine consultation and vaccines … just in case you’re taking a last-minute summer vacation abroad.
Real Estate + Construction
A month ago, we told you about the ground breaking ceremony for The Backyard development. The concept has been described as “The New Hub of the Silicon Hills” by the developers. It will be a literal transformation of what was formerly The Backyard with the end result being a 50-acre entertainment venue.
Or will it?
On July 25 the Bee Cave City Council voted against the developer’s site plan, so the project has been stalled yet again. And for the same reason — the site plan doesn’t include access to West Hwy 71.
Bee Cave City Council is not willing to let the development move forward, because millions of dollars (like $100mil) would be spent to build this new mecca, and it would still get rejected. So it seems better to reject it now, right?
Obviously this “little” caveat isn’t so little after all. But doesn’t it seem like it keeps getting conveniently swept under the rug?
Bee Cave City Council told developers access to Hwy 71 was imperative if they wanted their Certificate of Occupancy approved back in December 2016. Remember, they just had a ground breaking ceremony knowing full well the plan wasn’t up to par for Bee Cave City Council. We’d like to know, what’s up with that?
What do you think of The Backyard development being halted again? Should access to West Hwy 71 make it or break it? Let us know in the comments section on our Facebook page.