Central Austin Edition - September 2021

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Ma’Coco

Dell Children’s Medical Center

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El Chile Cafe y Cantina

Huston-Tillotson University

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6 Teacher Retirement Systems of Texas announced Sept. 17 it will move its agency headquarters from its 1000 Red River St. space to the Mueller Business District at 1900 Aldrich St by 2023. It will save an estimated $15 million over the next 20 years. www.trs.texas.gov ANNIVERSARIES 7 Co-owners Jeremy Murray’s and Erick Sanger’s ‘70s-themed bar, Kitty Cohen’s , celebrated its fifth anniversary at 2211 Webberville Road in June. The cocktail lounge features a pool outside and often hosts pop-up restaurants. www.kittycohens.com IN THE NEWS 8 The Texas Historical Commission nominated Huston-Tillotson University at 900 Chicon St. on Sept. 18 to join the National Historic Register. Huston College was founded in 1875 and Tillotson in 1877. They merged in 1952. 512-505-3000. www.htu.edu

2022. Construction will begin on a new 1,250-space parking garage during the same month and wrap up in August. 512-324-0000. www.dellchildrens.net 4 Construction is set to begin at Austin ISD’s Northeast Middle School after negotiations with the city over real estate stalled the project. The district and the city have reached a leasing agreement, which allows construction at 4401 Tilley St. to take place while the two entities work to hammer out a long- term deal. The school is now slated to open in 2022, a year later than originally anticipated.512-414-1700. www.austinisd.org RELOCATIONS 5 After 18 years, El Chile Cafe y Cantina is moving from its current location, 1809 Manor Road, to a new home at 1900 Manor Road. The new location offers a larger patio and updated interior. The restaurant will move this fall. 512-457-9900. www.elchilecafe.com

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August. The restaurant serves staples such as tacos on corn tortillas as well as churro doughnuts and burritos stuffed with french fries. The restaurant previously had a Bastrop location, which is now closed. 512-829-8226 www.instagram.com/macocoatx COMING SOON 3 Dell Children’s Medical Center will begin construction on a fourth tower at its 4900 Mueller Blvd. campus, which will add 72 beds over three floors, in July 2022. At a Sept. 14 meeting, hospital representatives said construction should be complete by November

1 Biru Cocina Peruana moved into a shared kitchen space in Springdale General, 1023 Springdale Road, in June and began selling its menu of ceviche, empanadas and other Peruvian food. Longtime Austin chef Julio-Cesar Florez began the restaurant informally in his home during the pandemic after his job at Lucky Robot sent him home during the pandemic shutdown. 512-416-1234. www.birucocinaperuana.com 2 California-style Mexican restaurant Ma’Coco opened at 501 Comal St. in

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