Downtown Austin news: Tumble 22 opens Lake Austin location, BookPeople celebrates 50 years and more

Tumble 22 opened its Lake Austin restaurant in the former location of Magnolia Cafe on July 16. (Courtesy Tumble 22)
Tumble 22 opened its Lake Austin restaurant in the former location of Magnolia Cafe on July 16. (Courtesy Tumble 22)

Tumble 22 opened its Lake Austin restaurant in the former location of Magnolia Cafe on July 16. (Courtesy Tumble 22)

Below, find the latest news updates from businesses in the downtown, West Campus and West Austin areas.

1. Austin Gastroenterology, which operates a location at 1015 E. 32nd St., Austin, celebrates its 20th year of business in August. The physician group specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of digestive and liver diseases. According to the group, physicians from three separate offices merged to form Austin Gastroenterology in 2000, beginning with locations at Round Rock, East Austin and South Austin. 512-244-2273.

2. Austin Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Anthony Corroa announced his retirement July 30. Corroa played trumpet professionally with the Baton Rouge Symphony for 32 years before joining the ASO in 2000. He will continue to lead the organization, based at 1101 Red River St., Austin, during the search for his successor. 512-476-6064.

3. BookPeople will celebrate its 50th anniversary Nov. 11. The store opened in 1970 as Grok's Books on West 17th Street before moving to the Brodie Oaks Shopping Center and, finally, to its current location at 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, in 1995. The physical store is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but curbside pickup is available both for books and coffee from the café, CoffeePeople. 512-472-5050.

4. Tumble 22 opened its Lake Austin location July 16 in the former location of Magnolia Cafe at 2304 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin. The Nashville hot chicken restaurant from Salty Sow chef and owner Harold Marmulstein now has three locations in the area, all open for curbside pickup. The original is located on Burnet Road, and it opened a Cedar Park location in April. 512-953-882.

5. Chef Tim Love, whose restaurants include Lonesome Dove Bistro in Fort Worth and Austin, opened a new concept July 20 in Austin called Burritos, Fajitas and 'Ritas. Customers can order margaritas, burritos and fajitas, along with desserts and appetizers, for delivery or curbside pickup at Lonesome Dove, 419 Colorado St., Austin. Lonesome Dove is still open for dine-in and to-go Tuesday through Saturday.
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


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