Editor's note: A bar's temporary shutter and a favorite park's long-awaited reopening lead our most popular stories. Read on for more of this week's hottest headlines.
1. Austin bar temporarily closes amid sexual assault allegations. North Loop gastropub Drink.well. has temporary closed. The closure comes amid allegations that co-owner Michael Sanders sexually assaulted the bar’s manager; Sanders has checked into an inpatient rehabilitation center for treatment of depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse.
2. These are the 10 most famous film locations around Austin. Over the nearly three decades since the release of the quintessential indie film Slacker, the face of Austin has quite literally transformed. This once mid-sized haven for hippies has metamorphosed into a bustling metropolis, thanks in part to its role in popular film.
3. Revitalized downtown Austin park reopens after year-long closure. Parts of downtown Austin’s Republic Square, which has been closed since June 2016 for a $5.8 million makeover, will reopen in September.
4. Where to eat in Austin right now: seven buzzworthy restaurants for August. This month's roundup of where to eat includes a handful of buzzy new restaurants, as well as a couple favorites that have recently changed menus or added new seasonal offerings. Here are seven hot spots to dine in Austin this month, from breakfast to dinner.
5. Austin lands more nonstop flights to Germany in 2018. Condor has announced that its nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Frankfurt, Germany will increase to three times a week for the 2018 season.