Coming soon to Austin: Vaquero Taquero adding a downtown location, Komé opening at the airport, Mueller to add 350 homes and more

Ryan Companies will be building 350 homes near the Mueller control tower. (Rendering courtesy Lake Flato Architects)
Ryan Companies will be building 350 homes near the Mueller control tower. (Rendering courtesy Lake Flato Architects)

Ryan Companies will be building 350 homes near the Mueller control tower. (Rendering courtesy Lake Flato Architects)

A new ice cream shop is opening in East Austin, and an apartment project is being built near House Park. See the latest updates on what is coming soon to the Central Austin area.

1. North Austin restaurant Komé Sushi Kitchen has plans to open an outpost inside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport called Sushi-A-Go-Go by Komé. The airport location will be run by HMSHost, a food and beverage company that specializes in airport eateries. Komé Director of Operations Elizabeth Hyman said an opening date has not yet been set.

2. Ryan Companies is set to break ground on a new mixed-use multifamily development by the end of 2021 near the Mueller control tower. The development will consist of two mid-rise buildings with 350 total housing units bracketed by Berkman, Sorin, Vaughan and McCurdy streets. The buildings will be separated by a public walkway that connects the control tower with a new public plaza that is in the early stages of planning. The project will also include 2,500 square feet of retail space.

3. Planning is underway for Shoal Cycle, an apartment housing project geared at downtown workers to be located at 812 W. 11th St., Austin. Developer Weaver Buildings filed a zoning application with the city of Austin on April 12 for a height increase that would add more housing space to the 120,000-square-foot project. No target completion date has been announced.

4. Vaquero Taquero will open its second location in June at 603 Sabine St., Austin, at the former location of Waller Creek Pub House. Brothers Miguel and Dani Cobos opened their first brick-and-mortar location in Hyde Park in 2018. 512-366-5578.

5. Zeds Real Fruit Ice Cream plans to open a location at 1814 Harvey St., Austin, this summer. Serving a New Zealand-style soft serve made from blending fruit with vanilla ice cream, Zeds was founded in Portland, Oregon, by University of Texas graduates Matt Potter and Caleb Schmidt. The East Austin location will offer walk-up service with outdoor seating and a food truck on-site.

Correction: This post was updated May 10 to reflect that Weaver Building's requested a height increase to add housing to the Shoal Cycle apartment complex, not to add parking space.
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at [email protected]


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