Central Austin Edition - June 2020

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A-Care at 16 locations throughout Travis County and Hays County running from June 15-Aug. 7. The Y has more than 500 spots available as of June 8, according to news release, and is offering the camps because of the need families have for in-person camps in order for parents to return to work. One of the camp locations is Galindo Elementary School, 3800 S. Second St., Austin. 512-542-9622. www.austinymca.org 6 Zilker Theatre Productions an- nounced May 28 the postponement of “Mamma Mia” to 2021 due to safety concerns about the coronavirus. The show was scheduled to run from July 10-Aug. 15 at the Hillside Theater in Zilker Park, 2206 William Barton Drive, Austin. The free summer musical series in Austin began in 1959, and this is the first time in the program’s history a show will not be performed. 512-565-4525. www.zilker.org 7 H-E-B announced May 19 it has pushed back construction of a major reconstruction project at 2400 S. Con- gress Ave., Austin. The store opened in 1957 and was the first built in Austin. It will expand to include a food hall, beer garden and two levels of underground parking. H-E-B did not give an updated timeline for construction, only saying that the grocery chain will “take a fresh look at the design” to make sure it meets customer needs as a result of COVID-19. 512-442-2354. www.heb.com 8 Austin Lighthouse for the Blind, a local nonprofit located at 4512 S. Pleas- ant Valley Road, Austin, has expanded

its capacity as of April to create needed supplies at its warehouse and distribu- tion center. The nonprofit offers skills training, education and employment opportunities to the blind. The non- profit has put additional resources into making products such as soap and hand sanitizers—hiring 20 additional tempo- rary workers and investing more than $100,000 in equipment. 512-442-2329. www.austinlighthouse.org RELOCATIONS 9 Skandinavia Contemporary Interiors, a furniture store previously located on Shoal Creek Boulevard, relocated to 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 300, Austin, and its storefront is open as of June 9. The new showroom offers 200,000 square feet of space, according to the store owners. 512-451-1868. www.skandinaviatexas.com NEWOWNERSHIP 10 Rastegar Property Co. announced the purchase of 505 and 507 W. Live Oak St., Austin, on May 26. With the two new lots, the Austin-based property company completed a 2.5-acre property acquisi- tion that began in September to build a mixed-use commercial and residential development. Other recent purchases for Rastegar include the Mueller Square Apartments and Oakview Terrace prop- erty in East Austin—both of which will be

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3 Vi Collina, a new 170-unit housing de- velopment at 2401 E. Oltorf St., Austin, is scheduled to open in 2021. According to city documents, all of the units will be offered to families making between 30% and 80% of the city’s median annual income. The complex is being developed by Saigebrook Development and O-SDA Industries. 512-383-5470. www.affordablehousingtexas.com IN THE NEWS 4 CommUnityCare Health Centers, the clinical arm of county health provider Central Health, announced June 8 it has begun providing free coronavirus testing for individuals with no symptoms. The tests are being offered at CommUnity- Care’s seven public testing sites through- out the county as well as the provider’s clinic locations. CommUnityCare’s South Austin clinic is located at 2529 S. First St., Austin. 512-978-9500. www.communitycaretx.org 5 The YMCA of Austin is offering sum- mer camps in partnership with Extend-

1 HumanKind Herban Farmacy, opened in March at 1515 S. I-35, Ste. 200, Austin. The store sells cannabidiol, or CBD, products such as gummies, tinctures and lotions. The store located underneath Platinum Tattoo is currently offering curbside pickup. 512-582-0212. www.humankindfarmacy.com COMING SOON 2 Aspen Heights Partners started construction as of May 21 on a 323-unit multifamily community at 1700 Wil- low Creek Drive, Austin. The four-story property will feature a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as two interior courtyards, a rooftop deck, a swimming pool and a fitness center. Leas- ing is expected to begin in November. 512-369-3030. www.ahpliving.com

renovated. 512-729-7777. www.rastegarproperty.com

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