Pho MPH, Far West Veterinary Clinic, Tribe CBD and Cannabinoids among North Central Austin businesses now open or coming soon

Loewy Family Playground. Courtesy Austin Parks & Recreation Department
Loewy Family Playground. Courtesy Austin Parks & Recreation Department

Loewy Family Playground. Courtesy Austin Parks & Recreation Department

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Courtesy Tribe CBD and Cannabinoids
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Courtesy Perspire Sauna Studio
Each month, Community Impact Newspaper compiles business news by neighborhood to let our readers know what is new in their neighborhood. These announcements are accurate as of March 18, but with coronavirus news changing quickly, please check in with a business to make sure the information has not changed.

Now Open

1. The new Loewy Family Playground opened in Murchison Pool Park on March 12 at 7022 Hart Lane, Austin. The project was initiated by the Northwest Austin Civic Association, while Phil and Adam Loewy served as lead donors. This is the first playground in the Northwest Hills neighborhood on city parkland, according to the city.

2. Tribe CBD and Cannabinoids is open for curbside delivery and will open its storefront at 2700 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 402, Austin, as soon as possible. The business is in the space formerly occupied by Lofty Dog and offers CBD products and learning opportunities for the community. It was founded by locals Reena Kaven and Rhonda Bly.


3. Pho MPH opened March 10 in the Triangle development at 4616 Triangle Ave, Unit 203, Austin. The restaurant is open for to-go and delivery only pending further updates from city and county officials. 512-852-8008.

Coming Soon

4. Perspire Sauna Studio is expecting to open in April at 3637 Far West Blvd., Ste. C, Austin. The studio offers infrared saunas that it says increase circulation, improve oxygen flow and help the body rid itself of toxins. The first Texas location of the nationwide franchise opened in Westlake. Another location is set to open on North Lamar Boulevard this summer.

5. Hit Athletic is set to open at 7725 Burnet Road in April. The fitness and sports facility with over 25,000 square feet of indoor space will include group classes, indoor batting cages, and programs for both adults and children.

6. Aura on Lamar, a 279-unit residential development at 5629 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, is scheduled to open sometime between January and March 2021. The apartment complex will offer one- and two-bedroom options with 6,000 square feet of ground floor retail. It will be a property of Trinsic Residential, a company headquartered in Dallas that operates buildings in Texas, Oregon and Washington and forthcoming properties in Arizona and Florida. 512-399-3120.

7. Far West Veterinary Clinic will open May 15 at 3720 Far West Blvd., Ste. 101, Austin. Debbie Faludi graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and moved to Austin in 2004. 512-553-1833.


8. Louis Shanks Furniture celebrated its 75th anniversary in March. Founded in 1945, the business has an Austin location at 2930 W. Anderson Lane and a second store in San Antonio. 512-451-6501.

9. Peoples Pharmacy, a pharmacy with five locations in Austin, including at 4018 N. Lamar Blvd., will celebrate its 50th anniversary in April. Founded by Bill Swain in 1980, the local business has an “intense focus on customer service,” according to its website.512-459-9090.


10. James Avery Artisan Jewelry closed its Northwood Plaza shop at 2900 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, on Feb. 25 after more than 40 years at that location. The Kerrville-based jeweler opened a new shop at 9777 Great Hills Trail. near the Arboretum on Feb. 26. 512-452-4237.

11. Fuzzy’s Tacos closed its location at 7010 Easy Wind Drive, Ste. 100, Austin, in late February or early March. The Baja-style Tex-Mex restaurant chain has more than 80 stores in nine states, including one in Round Rock. The previous north Central Austin location no longer appears on the chain’s website.

12. Burger Tex, located at 5420 Airport Blvd., Austin, is closed as of March 17. Owner Kibo Yun posted a sign on the door announcing his retirement. He had planned an event over March 16-17 to give out burgers on the last day, but canceled due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus.512-453-8772.

Jack Flagler


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