Flix Brewhouse in Hutto scrapped, owners leave
Flix Brewhouse was one of the many businesses planned for the Co-Op neighborhood in Hutto. (Brooke Sjoberg / Community Impact Journal)
While Flix Brewhouse in Round Rock reopened on June 24, plans to expand the chain of movie theaters in the Hutto Co-op neighborhood were scrapped.
Operations director Matthew Baizer said the move is another result of the pandemic, which has caused the temporary closure of existing sites.
“We have mutually agreed with the city and the developer to move from this location,” he said. “We are eager to obtain our [Shuttered Venues Operating Grant] funds and the reopening of our other seven sites which are still closed. “
The Shuttered Venues operating grant provides financial assistance affected by the pandemic, according to the US Small Business Administration website.
Developers MA Partners had showcased a co-op neighborhood layout with a Flix brewery, upscale burgers, and a Southside market and barbecue in May 2019. Southside Market & Barbeque is the only full and operational restaurant, and construction in the eastern neighborhood ongoing hiatus until legal issues regarding development agreements are resolved, according to city manager Warren Hutmacher.