Local news from Central Austin: Austin American-Statesman on the move, AustiNuts closes and more

The Austin American-Statesman will move its offices from South Congress Avenue to the Met Center in Southeast Austin in 2021. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Austin American-Statesman will move its offices from South Congress Avenue to the Met Center in Southeast Austin in 2021. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Austin American-Statesman will move its offices from South Congress Avenue to the Met Center in Southeast Austin in 2021. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Catch up below on the latest business news in the Central Austin area.

1. The Austin American-Statesman will move its offices to the Met Center in 2021, according to Zydeco Development, the developer of the Southeast Austin complex along Metropolis Drive. The Statesman's current location at 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin, which is owned by the Cox family, is being redeveloped as a mixed-use project that is proposed to include 12.5 acres of space designated for public use, including a waterfront park. Current Met Center tenants include Arrive Logistics and an Ascension Seton telemedicine center. 512-445-4040. www.statesman.com


2. AustiNuts is closing its store at 2900 W. Anderson Lane. Austin, at the end of July, according to a message from owner Cipi Ilai on its website. The store will move strictly to online and phone sales. "We will miss seeing out wonderful patrons, many of whom have become our friends throughout the years, and wish everyone to stay healthy," Ilai said. 512-323-6887. www.austinuts.com

3. Glow Nails Beauty Bar + Lounge opened June 10 at 2947 W. Anderson Lane, Austin. The new 3,000-square-foot salon offers various services, including facials, manicures, pedicures, eyelash extensions and waxing. 512-206-2982. www.glownailsatx.com

4. The St. David's Foundation, headquartered at 1303 San Antonio St., Austin, announced June 12 it had awarded $3.5 million to 77 local nonprofit organizations, including the Austin Area Urban League, Caritas of Austin and the Rebekah Baines Johnson Center. The foundation will award $10 million total in grants to nonprofits that have experienced a disruption due to COVID-19. The deadline for applications for the second round of funding is Aug. 13. 512-879-6600. www.stdavidsfoundation.org
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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