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FEATURED IMPACT NOWOPEN Madrone Coee Co. opened Oct. 2 in the former Austin Pizza Garden location at 6266 Hwy. 290, Austin. Its menu includes everything from drip coee to a range of espresso drinks, such as a cortado and a cafe Americano. Austin Pizza Garden closed Jan. 17 after 27 years in the community. The restaurant operated inside a stone building built in 1898, just east of The Y at Oak Hill in Southwest Austin. The building has also served as a steakhouse, a masonic lodge and an art 14 Elon Musk announced Oct. 7 that Tesla will move its headquarters to Austin. He also conrmed that the company’s new Gigafactory in Southwest Travis County will begin production by the end of 2021 but will take a year to ramp up to full capacity. Musk does not plan to close California locations. www.tesla.com
ANNIVERSARIES 10 Local franchise owners Emmie Knox and Louis LeSassier celebrated ve years of business at Assisting Hands Home Care on Oct. 3 at 2906 S. First St., Ste. 103, Austin. It provides seniors and those with disabilities with services including meal preparation, medication or grocery pickup, and transportation to appointments. 512-999-7379. Rebuilding Together partnered to supply The Void Martial Arts with new mats; make drywall repairs; renovate the bathroom; and completely overhaul its heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in September. The Void Martial Arts oers classes such as kickboxing, and Brazilian jiujitsu. Free self-defense classes are oered for women and restorative yoga classes for seniors at 4327 S. First St., Ste. 104D, Austin. 512-707-8977. www.thevoidmartialarts.com www.assistinghands.com RENOVATIONS 11 UFC, Modelo and nonprot
12 The Shield Ranch Foundation , a family organization working to protect the Central Texas environment, broke ground on a new campsite for El Ranchito, a 15-year-old summer camp for children and young adults, at its 6,400 acre campsite located on Barton Springs 18 miles southwest of downtown Austin. The campsite will feature designs focused on environmental sustainability elements, such as landscapes to reduce water demand, solar panels and potable water supplied from rainwater. www.shieldranch.com IN THE NEWS 13 Drive a Senior Central Texas has changed its name to Chariot . The mission of providing transportation and socialization for seniors age 60 and up will remain the same. Chariot serves 4 ZIP codes in South Austin, Dripping Springs and Southwest Austin. The organization’s three other chapters are keeping their original names. The Austin headquarters is located at 6705 Hwy. 290, Ste. 50268, Austin. 512-445-5552. www.chariot.org
gallery. The structure was designated a historic landmark in 1970. 512-894-5000. www.madronecoee.com
CLOSINGS 15 After 20 years of hosting artists such as Willie Nelson, Nutty Brown Amphitheatre at 2225 Hwy. 290, Austin, will close Nov. 28. The Randy Rogers Band will be the venue’s nal show before it reopens in Round Rock. 512-301-4648. www.nuttybrown.com
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