Austin Java celebrates 25th anniversary, Keep Safe Care now open and other Central Austin business news

Austin Java recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Austin Java recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Austin Java recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

From North Loop restaurant Foreign and Domestic celebrating its tenth anniversary to a new partnership between Mark Ashby Design and the SAFE Alliance, here is the latest in Central Austin business news.

1. Miguel’s Gallery and Garden, located at 5209 Burnet Road, will close at the end of September after 26 years in business. Owner Miguel Martin said the business got its start when he sold items off the side of the road before eventually moving to East Fifth Street and finally Burnet Road in 2005. 512-323-5563. www.miguelsimports.com

2. Foreign and Domestic celebrated its 10-year anniversary May 20. The North Loop neighborhood restaurant at 306 E. 53rd St., Austin, was opened by Ned Elliott in 2010. Seven years later, Elliott sold the restaurant to Nathan Lemley and Sarah Heard, who met while working at Austin restaurant Parkside. 512-459-1010. www.fndaustin.com

3. Pinthouse Pizza, which has Austin locations at 4729 Burnet Road and 4236 South Lamar Blvd., launched its Feed the Frontline program on May 20. Customers ordering online have the opportunity to donate a pie to health care workers and essential workers. Pinthouse Pizza will then match each pie donated. www.pinthousepizza.com

4. On May 19, The SAFE Alliance and Mark Ashby Design announced a charitable campaign to help renovate and upgrade the emergency shelters at SAFE, including its children's shelter at 4800 Manor Road, Ste. A, Austin. The downtown Austin design firm will donate 20% of project proceeds toward the redesign of the shelters and will offer clients a 20% rate reduction for their first three months to encourage participation in the effort. SAFE Alliance: 512-267-7233. www.safeaustin.org. Mark Ashby Design: 512-524-1220. www.markashbydesign.com


5. Keep Safe Care opened its Central Austin office June 16 at 1704 West Ave. The service matches caregivers with clients, and according to owner Jeffrey Fry, its system "reduces the chronic problems of caregiver truancy and turnover." 512-766-0150. www.keepsafecare.com

6. Austin Regional Clinic is scheduled to open a new location at 2785 E. Seventh St. this fall. The 9,200-square-foot primary care clinic will include family medicine and pediatric care, according to its website. 512-272-4636. www.austinregionalclinic.com

7. Austin Java celebrated its 25th anniversary in Austin in May. While the original location of the local cafe at 1206 Parkway closed in 2019, Austin Java still has four open locations—including one at the Austin City Hall building, 301 W. Second St., Austin. 512-481-9400. www.austinjava.com

8. HumanKind Herban Farmacy opened in March at 1515 S. I-35, Ste. 200, Austin. The store sells CBD products such as gummies, tinctures and lotions. The store, located underneath Platinum Tattoo, is currently offering curbside pickup. www.humankindfarmacy.com
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 jflagler@communityimpact.com


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