East Austin's Burn Pizza+Bar will shutter and become a collaborative space for chefs, artists and musicians

Burn Pizza+Bar in East Austin will close and become a new concept for artist collaboration.

Burn Pizza+Bar in East Austin will close and become a new concept for artist collaboration.

A year after opening Burn Pizza+Bar in East Austin, restaurateur Bridget Dunlap is closing the restaurant and partnering with creative agency and editorial platform Collide to bring rotating artists, musicians and chefs to the space.

Every other month starting in February, Burn, located at 1802 East Sixth St., Austin, will become an eatery, drinking den, creative arts space and performance venue, according to a news release.

Offerings include changing menus, drink tastings, art exhibitions, music industry happy hours, demonstrations by chefs, lecture series, intimate artist performances, DJ sets, innovation panels and festival weekends.

Restaurant company Dunlap ATX and creative agency Collide partner to launch interactive creative space for artists, musicians and chefs Bridget Dunlap's East Austin restaurant Burn Pizza+Bar will become a collaborative space for artists, chefs and musicians.[/caption]

"The goal of the space is to be an approachable venue that fosters creativity and collaboration in a playful environment brimming with unlimited potential," the release said.

Alan Miller, Collide founder, said East Austin was the "perfect location to foster a creative and collaborative environment."

Switch Cowork, which entrepreneurs Christa Freeland and Jacob Morin launched in October inside Burn, has moved down the street to Dunlap's newest restaurant, Trackside, located at 507 Calles St., Austin.

Freeland said in an email she was excited for the amenities that Trackside has to offer, including ping pong, pool, darts and more parking.

Dunlap's other restaurants—part of the Dunlap ATX brand—include the new Trackside restaurant, as well as Rainey Street bars Lustre Pearl, Clive Bar and Container Bar.

Update Nov. 17: This story has been updated to reflect the correct name of the co-working space, Switch Cowork. 
By Marie Albiges

Marie Albiges was the editor for the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covered San Marcos City Council, San Marcos CISD and Hays County Commissioners Court. Marie previously reported for the Central Austin edition. Marie moved to Austin from Williamsburg, Va. in 2016 and was born in France. She has since moved on from Community Impact in May 2018.


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