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at 300 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, during the second week of July. ZuGo is an Austin-based brand that oers several styles of electric bikes and bike accesso- ries. The new location will also have an area with a juice bar and snacks called ZuGo Fresh. After regular shopping hours, the ZuGo showroom becomes a space for community events such as live performances, yoga, sound healing and a venue for local entrepreneurs. 888-375- 0041. www.zugobike.com 4 Sola Salon will open a new location in Barton Creek Square at 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. U02A, Austin, between late October and November. Sola leases out salon spaces to independent beauty professionals. According to Operations Manager Rhy Rheinlander, the salon has leased 12 out of 43 spaces to hair stylists, a masseuse, an esthetician, a nail technician and a lash technician. Rhein- lander will continue to lease spaces to independent professionals until they are full. Call 512-814-6070 for leasing. www. solasalonstudios.com/regions/austin 5 Aordable cosmetics and jewelry shop Miss A will open inside Barton
Creek Square in August. The retailer is known for its selection of makeup products $1 and under. All products are cruelty-free and made with Food and Drug Administration-approved ingre- dients. Miss A will be located on the mall’s upper level near Lovisa and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels at 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. www.shopmissa.com ANNIVERSARIES 6 Austin Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore celebrated its 30th anniversary May 20. The nonprot home improve- ment store and donation center, located at 500 W. Ben White Blvd., sells new and used furniture and other household goods to raise money for the nonprot, which builds homes for individuals in need. The Austin location opened in 1992 as the rst ReStore in the country. Now there are over 900 across the country, including two additional Austin locations. The Ben White location has been the company’s highest-grossing location since 2018. www.austinhabitat.org/restore 7 Bennu Coee ’s South Congress location celebrated its fth anniversa-
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ry in May. The shop, located at 515 S. Congress Ave., Austin, originally opened May 12, 2017. Bennu Coee is a local chain with three locations that aims to be open 24 hours a day, though the pandemic has aected its hours. The shop oers baked goods, salads and sandwiches. The original location is on East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near The University of Texas campus. 512-448-3919. www.bennucoee.com CLOSINGS 8 Tesoros Trading Co, , located at 1500 S. Congress Ave., Austin, closed after 33 years. The owners said in an Instagram post that they were retiring. Tesoros is an import store selling a variety of Pe- ruvian, Indian and Day of the Dead items as well as other international goods, including furniture, art, jewelry and clothing. The store ocially closed June 25. 512-447-7500. www.tesoros.com
boutique The Copper Closet opened a new location at Barton Creek Square on May 7. The store sells dresses, hoodies and other apparel items. All items in the store are $45 or less. The store is located in the mall’s upper level Dillard’s wing next to Buckle at 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. 737-295-1638. www.thecoppercloset.com 2 Vi Collina Apartments , a 170-unit multifamily aordable housing complex, opened in Southeast Austin on May 12. The complex consists of four buildings ranging from ve to six stories in height. All units will be aordable to households earning between 30% and 80% of the median family income for the Austin area. It is located at 2401 E. Oltorf St., Austin. 512-448-8835. www.vicollina.com COMING SOON 3 ZuGo Bike will open a new location
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