There’s a lot going on in Leander and the surrounding area.
Construction continues on Northline, Leander’s new downtown area that will bring restaurants, retail, office space and a hotel just a couple miles from Bryson. Considered a destination district, Northline broke ground in 2020 and the development of the town square and signature civic spaces are slated to begin this year.
But Northline isn’t the only project making headlines. Construction of a $22 million multisport complex is set to begin early next year, with completion anticipated by the end of 2023. The first phase will offer four to six outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, a rooftop restaurant with pickleball courts and a clubhouse. A 60,000+-square-foot indoor facility will have four badminton courts and six tennis courts, with the ability to accommodate other sports such as basketball and volleyball.
The project’s second phase will offer mixed-use residential and retail space. It is hoped that the complex will attract competitive tournaments that draw athletes from across the nation.
H-E-B recently opened a micro-fulfillment center that brought both jobs and added convenience to Leander. The 50,000-square-foot facility is expected to employ more than 150 people and will allow for more capacity for H-E-B’s curbside and home delivery services.
On the Food Front
One of Austin’s most popular ramen restaurants is making its way to nearby Cedar Park. Ramen Tatsu-Ya is expected to open a shop in Lakeline Market before the holiday season.
Anticipated to open in October is Leander Trucking Co., a food truck park. The 1-acre project will accommodate four to five food trucks, as well as a bar serving beer, wine and seltzers. Live music, TVs broadcasting sporting events and a planned playground will add to the fun and casual ambiance.
Foodies wanting to try something new now can do so at The Sweet Cupfé, a new bakery now open at 305 S. US 183 in Leander. The bakery offers custom cakes as well as cupcakes, scones, brownies, biscuits, cookies and more. A variety of coffees and cold drinks are also available.