Publisher’s Note: It’s that time again – time to deal with our top stories. Here are five articles that caught our collective attention over the past seven days.
1. Austin suburbs could face “economic ruin” due to a pandemic, according to a new study. College cities faced particularly difficult economic hardships during the pandemic. As autumn approaches and a potential second wave of COVID-19 looms, university closings again could spell economic ruin for suburban Austin.
2. The opulent Texas hotel and spa has a prestigious double 5-star rating. This Houston stunner is exaggerated, fabulous and every other parable for “opulent”. And it’s also the only hotel in Texas that checks in with a double five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide.
3. Experts say creating “mini-cities” in Austin could alleviate traffic and affordability problems. There’s a lot to love about Austin, but there are two key things we like to hate about our city: increasingly congested traffic and increasingly unaffordable housing. For this reason, experts are looking for innovative solutions such as “mini-cities” to solve these problems.
4th Austin is losing another legendary institution to the economic impact of the pandemic. The biggest comedy club in town is turning off the limelight. After almost 35 years, the Cap City Comedy Club is closing for good, pointing out the economic effects of the new type of corona virus.
5. 6 Things You Should Know In Austin Right Now: Downtown Heavenly Restaurant is closing. And another spot in Austin will be closed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Veggie Heaven, a vegetarian restaurant that has been in Austin for more than two decades, is gone. Read this story and more in our weekly food news roundup.