JuiceLand, Tito's brick-and-mortar apparel store among new businesses in downtown and West Campus

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Courtesy Julia Keim

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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. Sip Pho opened Feb. 21 at 512 W. 29th St. at the site of the former Ruby’s BBQ restaurant. Husband-and-wife owners Anh Nguyen and Tien Do opened Pho Please on Riverside Drive in 2016. The owners temporarily closed Sip Pho of March 17. Pho Please is open for take out and delivery. 512-551-9778 www.sippho.com

2. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas opened a third area health center at 2911 Medical Arts Parkway, Ste. 12, Austin, early in 2020 . The East Austin health care center is undergoing a two-year renovation to improve its facilities and address rain damage sustained last year. 512-477-5846. www.plannedparenthood.org

3. Downtown spot Burger Bar opened a third location—Burger Bar on Campus—at 1901 San Antonio St., Austin, in late February. The walk-up window serves burgers, chicken tenders, fries and shakes. The restaurant is closed until further notice due to coronavirus concerns. 737-243-9030. www.burgerbarcampus.com

4. Love, Tito’s—the first brick-and-mortar store from Tito’s Handmade Vodka—opened March 7 at 215 Lavaca St., Austin, in the former Con’ Olio space. It sells branded gear and serves as a community space for programming, live music and nonprofit events. It does not sell or serve vodka. www.titosvodka.com

5. The Mockingbird, a sidewalk cafe, opened at the Austin Proper Hotel at 600 W. Second St., Austin, in late February. Mockingbird offers a counter-service menu of rotisserie chicken, pastries, Greek frozen yogurt and coffee. All food and beverage areas are temporarily closed in the hotel pending further guidance from health officials. 512-628-1500. www.properhotel.com

Coming Soon

6. Chick-fil-A filed paperwork March 5 through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for a renovation project at 600 Congress Ave., Ste. C150, Austin, to open a location in the One American Center building. A statement from Chick-fil-A states it “has no new locations to confirm at this time.” The chain has about 30 locations in Central Texas; this would be its first in the Central Business District. www.chick-fil-a.com

7. JuiceLand will open a location inside the Whole Foods flagship store at 525 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, on April 2. According to a release from JuiceLand, the menu will include all the local juice chain’s offerings except for food, snacks and non-JuiceLand brand drinks containing CBD as an add-in. JuiceLand has 27 locations in Austin, three in Dallas and five in Houston. www.juiceland.com

In the News

8. Pharmacy and drug store Nau’s Enfield Drug reopened its diner and soda fountain in early February at 1115 W. Lynn St., Austin, after it had been closed for about a year. The family-owned neighborhood pharmacy in Clarksville has been open since 1951. The store and pharmacy remained open over the course of the last year during the closure of the diner and soda fountain. 512-476-3663. www.nausdrug.com

New Ownership

9. Sculpt Physique Fitness, located at 1717 W. Sixth St., Ste. 110R, Austin, changed its name from Tetra Fitness and held a grand opening on Feb. 8. Keith Hardy took over as the new owner of the group fitness studio from previous owner Kathy Redden, who is still involved as an instructor. Other than some interior improvements, Hardy said he aims to keep the programming and classes at the business consistent. 512-383-5434. www.sculptphysique.com


10. Downtown gay bar Oilcan Harry’s is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020. Events from Jan. 23-26 included drag shows, special DJ sets and an appearance by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Honey Davenport. The bar is located at 211 W. Fourth St., Austin. 512-351-8423. www.oilcanharrys.com


11. Gloria Collective, a store selling candles and other handmade goods from local, women-led brands, closed Jan. 19 at 3016 Guadalupe St., Ste. A101, Austin. In a Jan. 14 Instagram post, the owners said the closing is due to a business partner’s unexpected move. www.instagram.com/gloriacollective

12. The Original Hoffbrau Steakhouse, which opened at 613 W. Sixth St., Austin, in 1934, closed temporarily Feb. 2 to undergo a series of updates, including a new menu and modifications to its dining room. “We ask that you please be patient with us during this transition, and be open to some modifications for which you may or may not feel ready!” the restaurant wrote in a Jan. 29 post to its Facebook page. A reopening date has not yet been announced. www.facebook.com/austinsoriginalsteakhouse

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