The bees, wasps, yellow jackets and hornets aren’t the only thing buzzing in the Lake Travis area this summer. There’s news buzzing too.
Have you heard The Ginger Man has officially inked a lease in the Hill Country Galleria?
We’ve also got sushi, wings, and fresh ice cream headed to Gateway at Falconhead, which is currently under construction.
If you’re a Lakeway resident, you may have noticed your solid waste bill was a bit higher this month. We’ll explain why.
Let’s dive in, shall we?
Food + Drink
You’ve seen a lot of businesses come and go at Hill Country Galleria.
Iron Cactus closed abruptly last summer and more recently you’ve seen Cindy’s Bar & Grill, Austin Burrito Company, Charming Charlie’s, and Polly and Grace close their doors too. Gumbo’s left their location from the Shops at the Galleria, but they did open a new Gumbo’s restaurant overlooking the lake at The Oasis.
As we say farewell, we have to wonder who’s going to occupy these empty spots?
What’s on the horizon, you ask? Well, we do have good news to share, because Austin’s popular pub, The Ginger Man will be opening a location at the Hill Country Galleria where Kay Jewelers used to be. This means it’s close to the new plaza, so we’re hoping to see an outdoor beer garden with plenty-o-premium brew on tap.
When we first wrote about the new Gateway to Falconhead development in October 2016, there wasn’t much happening other than a lot of dirt.
Today, this new mixed-use development located at the southwest corner of RM 620 and Falconhead Boulevard is really taking shape. Here’s a little update about confirmed tenants.
Good eats are coming your way in the form of Wing Division, Freeze Creamery, Bon Sushi, and Poppy’s Southern Seafood. The largest restaurants will be Bon Sushi at 3,420 square feet and Wing Division at 1,952 square feet. If you’re a fan of Magpie Boutique in Lakeway Commons, you’ll be excited to learn they’re moving into new digs at Gateway to Falconhead too.
Other confirmed tenants include BancorpSouth Bank, Village Veterinary Hospital, Epic Salon Spa & Nails, Wild Orchid Salon, Westbank Cleaners, and Lakeway Pharmacy — a new compound pharmacy.
We know living in Lakeway is life in “the bubble,” but things aren’t always perfect in the LW.
Since Lakeway is its own city, we have city folk problems like silly political scandals, power hungry HOAs and ill-timed tennis court renovations at World of Tennis. (I mean, seriously with this tennis court stuff? It’s beyond ridiculous for mandatory members who don’t play tennis. OMG, WHAT ABOUT THE POOL?! You know, that oh-so-luxurious tennis racquet-shaped hole with blue water in it, a padlocked abandoned food trailer next to it and stretched out vinyl strap chairs.)
The real news is Lakeway has increased its charge for trash service for the first time since 2013. The new monthly rate for waste and recycling disposal will be $21. It was passed by Lakeway City Council in March and will appear for the first time on your July bill.
Now let’s get back to the World of Tennis pool … 😉