Central Austin business anniversaries: Capital Metro celebrates 35 years and more

Capital Metro celebrated its 35th anniversary serving the Austin area July 1. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
Capital Metro celebrated its 35th anniversary serving the Austin area July 1. (Courtesy Capital Metro)

Capital Metro celebrated its 35th anniversary serving the Austin area July 1. (Courtesy Capital Metro)

These Central Austin-based businesses and organizations are celebrating anniversaries.

1. Capital Metro celebrated its 35th anniversary July 1. The local area public transportation agency was established by a voter referendum Jan. 19, 1985, funded in part by a 1% sales tax levied on members of its service area. Since the onset of the pandemic, Capital Metro has been partnering with local organizations to deliver meals to those in need. On July 8, the agency announced it delivered its 500,000th meal. Capital Metro's administration building is located at 2910 E. Fifth St., Austin. 512-474-1200. www.capmetro.org


2. Crow Bar, which is currently open for to-go cocktails, growlers and wine, will celebrate 10 years in the community this summer. The locally owned bar is located at 3116 S. Congress Ave., Austin. www.crowbaraustin.com

3. Michi Ramen celebrated its five-year anniversary of its South Austin location at 3005 South Lamar Blvd., Ste. D-114B, on June 17. The ramen spot originally started in 2012 as a food truck and now has three brick-and-mortar locations. Michi Ramen has not opened its dining room at any of its three locations—all are offering takeout and delivery service only. 512-394-6350. www.michiramen.com

4. Urbanspace Real Estate and Interiors, located at 301 West Ave., Ste. 100, in the Independent building, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020. Founded by Austin resident and CEO Kevin Burns in 2000, the urban real estate company has evolved over two decades to include commercial real estate services, special project marketing, interior design services and a furniture showroom. 512-457-8884. www.urbanspacerealtors.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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