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New Braunfels

New Braunfels Ghost Tours named among top 10 in U.S.

New Braunfels Ghost Tours, located at 129 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, in September was named the eighth best ghost tour in the U.S. by USA Today’s 10Best list. The company offers 90-minute walking tours of haunted spots throughout the city.

Wurstfest’s Marktplatz rebuild nearly complete in New Braunfels

Construction to rebuild the Marktplatz building on the Wurstfest grounds has continued through the coronavirus pandemic, despite the cancellation of the annual festival earlier this summer.

CoWork Factory in New Braunfels closes under weight of pandemic

The CoWork Factory, located at 277 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, announced its permanent closure Sept. 14. The downtown New Braunfels venture had been open since the fall of 2014, and information from the company states it was profitable until April 2020 but ultimately could not maintain revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Central Austin

Coming soon to Austin: Pavement opening second vintage store, Chicago-based Mediterranean spot comes to Music Lane and more

Here are the latest updates on businesses that are coming soon to the Austin area.

Leander-Cedar Park

Free COVID-19 testing taking place in Leander Sept. 26

Leander will host a day of free COVID-19 testing in September, according to a news release.

The testing will take place Sept. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until supplies last at the Leander Extended Opportunity Building, 300 S. West Drive, Leander.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Poke House coming soon to West Lake Hills

Locally owned Poke House is coming soon to a new location at 3652 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills. The owners are anticipating a December or early 2021 opening date. Poke House offers customizable Hawaiian poke bowls featuring a variety of fresh fish, sauces and toppings.

Brian Rash, Lauren Canterberry, Ali Linan and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.