This week's top stories are all about a changing Austin. While an influx of new residents may bring traffic and a rising cost of living, it also brings a cultural shift to neighborhoods like East Austin and Burnet Road.
1. After La Corsha Hospitality Group purchased the lot Cheer Up Charlie's called home, the beloved queer bar was forced to vacate the east side location. Luckily they're back with a new location and a new opening date.
2. If you need to get out of town, why not head to Dripping Springs? Contributor Kristi Willis maps out the best breweries, wineries and restaurants in this Hill Country town. This comprehensive list does all the work so you can just jump in the car and drive.
3. After an AP story hit the wire last week outlining the best free things to do in Austin, contributor Tyler Pratt penned a response on the 5 things you should spend your money on if you're visiting our fair city.
4. Arnold Oil announced it was leaving its East Sixth Street headquarters after almost 40 years. Guess what one developer is planning to build on the lot?
5. While news was breaking that the iconic The Omelettry was leaving Burnet Road, CultureMap listings editor Ryan Lakich took a look at the past, present and future of this North Austin neighborhood.