Friday, May 1:
- Austin officials have not been super clear on how the city will enforce limitations on businesses that are allowed to open today, telling KUT, "The City of Austin continues to work through the implications of the Governor's Executive Order."
- A poll showed 49% of restaurants in Texas don't plan to reopen dining rooms, according to KXAN, but Eater reports that Lucy's Fried Chicken and the Broken Spoke are among those that will.
- HEB is now limiting meat purchases, CBS Austin says.
- Tim League is stepping down as CEO of Alamo Drafthouse, the Austin Chronicle reports.
- Curbed Austin is "dormant as of today," editor Cindy Widner wrote on Twitter, as part of Vox Media's cutbacks.
After a truly impactful year on the aviation industry, Norwegian Air announced that due to COVID-19 and government advice discouraging travel, it would abandon its long haul flights to focus on its European audience for the time being.
That means Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is losing two European routes: a nonstop route to London and Austin's sole nonstop route to Paris.
There's nothing Austinites look forward to more than South by Southwest, and this year, the annual event returns as a digital experience.