— Red River venue and bar Beerland is being sold to new owners. Founding owners Randall and Donya Stockton are selling the venue to the group behind Austin Jukebox, which includes Austin record shop owner Richard Lynn of Super Secret Records, musicians Ray Colgan, Aaron Blount, and Steve Pike, and Sam Whitworth. The Stocktons opened Beerland 16 years ago but wanted to sell the venue to the group because they would be able to "take it to the next level," as they told the Chronicle. The ownership change begins next year. Stockton still owns several bars around Austin, including the relocated Rio Rita and The Aristocrat Lounge.
— Actors Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis of It's Always in Philadelphia fame and other television shows and films, stopped by Matt's El Rancho earlier this week.
— The Hershey Company bought out Austin-based company Amplify Snack Brands, which produces SkinnyPop Popcorn and Paqui tortilla chips.