This Week's Top Stories

Downtown bar calls it quits, Austin's smartest schools and more top stories

Downtown bar calls it quits, Austin's smartest schools and more

Lanai Austin rooftop
Popular rooftop lounge Lanai will close Sunday. Photo courtesy of Lanai
St. Stephen's Episcopal School Austin
St. Stephen's Episcopal School is one of the smartest private schools in the state.  Photo courtesy of St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Former Natalie Maines home in Austin
Natalie Maines has sold her gorgeous Central Austin house. Photo via Trulia
Pinata store torn down East Austin Jumpolin
Jordan French was forced to resign from his post as CEO of Status Labs.  Photo by Shelley Seale
BeeSweet Lemonade_Mikaila Ulmer_2013
10-year-old Mikaila Ulmer got a $60,000 investment on Shark Tank for BeeSweet Lemonade. BeeSweet Lemonade/Facebook
Lanai Austin rooftop
St. Stephen's Episcopal School Austin
Former Natalie Maines home in Austin
Pinata store torn down East Austin Jumpolin
BeeSweet Lemonade_Mikaila Ulmer_2013

A sudden shuttering on Congress Avenue and the smartest private schools in Austin lead this week's top stories. Read on for the most popular headlines — including even more controversy surrounding an east side piñata store. 

1. Popular rooftop lounge Lanai announced is closing this weekend.

2. Austin boasts five of the smartest private schools in the state

3. Country music star Natalie Maines has sold her stunning Central Austin home

4. Jordan French, property owner of the now-demolished Jumpolin, was forced to resign from his post as CEO of Status Labs.

5. A 10-year-old Austinite hooked big funding for her lemonade company on Shark Tank