Southwest Austin - Dripping Springs Edition | June 2021






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COMING SOON 8 Aloft Hotels will be opening a new location at A. 4108 S. I-35, Austin. The six-floor, 135-room hotel, expected to open in August, will be the sixth in the Austin area for the international hotel chain. Aloft is also planning a new hotel in Southwest Austin near the intersection of MoPac and William Cannon Drive. The company has not shared an expected opening date for that location. 9 Earthbound Trading Co. , a store for home decor, clothing and gifts, will be opening this summer at the Barton Creek Square shopping mall, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. Since starting in 1994 as a rock and mineral shop, the store now has dozens of U.S. locations, including one at Lakeline Mall. 10 Freddo ATX plans to open in late August at 2326 S. Congress Ave., Austin. The coffee shop will have both an indoor space and a patio. Menu offerings will include iced cappuccinos and espresso along with beer, wine and food. The coffee shop will be located in the historic Walter Tips House, which was built in 1876 and restored in the 1970s. 11 Longhorn Imaging will be opening a new location at 701 E. FM 1626, Ste. 104, Austin, on July 1. The outpatient medical imaging company focuses on MRI services, CT scans, ultrasounds and X-rays. Longhorn Imaging has three other existing locations in Austin, including another South Austin location at 4316 James Casey St., Bldg. F, Ste. 110.

12 Marco’s Pizza will open in late June or early July at 6800 West Gate Blvd., Austin. The Ohio-based pizza chain announced in December it would be adding 20 new locations across Texas by the end of 2025. Marco’s existing locations in the Austin area include shops in Northwest Austin, Pflugerville, Buda and Kyle. 512-994-1175. 13 Pure Barre will open a new location at 4301 William Cannon Drive, Bldg. B, Ste. 114, Austin, in September. Franchise owner Lisa O’Neill said she decided to open the business because of her passion for the barre after seeing what the workout has done for her and her daughter. The Pure Barre franchise has six other Austin-area locations, including one downtown. 512-920-6966. RELOCATIONS 14 Cotton On , an Australian fashion and lifestyle store, moved May 29 to the upper level of the Barton Creek Square shopping mall, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. The store added approximately 5,500 square feet after the relocation and now features a kids section. 512-330-9639. ANNIVERSARIES 15 Birds Barbershop is celebrating 15 years in business. The local barbershop chain has grown to nine Austin locations since friends Jayson Rapaport and Michael Portman opened the first store at 2110 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, in May 2006. Austin-based brewery Independence Brewing created Birds Anniversary Lager

in collaboration with Birds. The beer is being served free to Birds customers as of June 1 and is not available for sale. 16 Infinity Wellness Cente r, located at 1201 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, celebrated 15 years in business June 1. Dr. Tenesha Wards founded the practice, which also includes Drs. Danny VanNoy and Lauren Sanchez. The team cares for patients experiencing conditions such as chronic pain, fatigue and fibromyalgia. 512-328-0505. 17 Sweet Caroline’s Snow Shack , 5700 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in July. Owner Jeremy Leo started the trailer serving New Orleans-style snowballs in Northwest Austin in 2011 before expanding to a second truck in Southwest Austin in 2012. 512-234-7669. 18 OHT Partners is the new name of the company formerly known as Oden Hughes. The developer has completed or started work on more than 27,000 apartments in the Austin, Dallas-Forth Worth and San Antonio areas in the last 10 years, according to a release. The new name reflects the initials of all three company principals: Steve Oden, Craig Hughes and Eric Taylor. Taylor leads the firm’s construction division. The company’s Austin office is located at 901 S. MoPac, Bldg. 3, Ste. 220. sweetcarolinessnowshack NAME CHANGE


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IN THE NEWS 19 The Sustainable Food Center’ s Farmers Market returned to its original location in Sunset Valley behind the Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones Road, Austin, on June 5. The Saturday market previously moved downtown in 2020, then moved to Sunset Valley Elementary School early in 2021 while Austin Public Health was using the Toney Burger Center as a COVID-19 vaccine site. APH stopped using the center as a drive-thru vaccine

site in mid-May. 512-236-0074. CLOSINGS

20 Cane Rosso , located at 4715 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 103, Sunset Valley, announced May 23 it has closed permanently, citing difficulties hiring and keeping staff. The Dallas-based pizza restaurant, which expanded to Austin in 2016, continues to operate locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington and Houston.

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