South Austin news: Pavement opens new vintage store, YMCA offering child care and more

Houston-based vintage clothing store Pavement will open in Austin on Aug. 14. (Courtesy Pavement)
Houston-based vintage clothing store Pavement will open in Austin on Aug. 14. (Courtesy Pavement)

Houston-based vintage clothing store Pavement will open in Austin on Aug. 14. (Courtesy Pavement)

Find the latest news updates from South Austin, including YMCA offering full-day child care for virtual learning and Pinthouse Pizza celebrating five years at South Lamar.

1. Pavement, a store selling new and used clothing, opened at 611 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, on Aug. 14. The vintage store operated by managing partners Avery Robinson and Trent Sellers opened in Houston in 2011. It offers customers the opportunity to sell their clothes for 35% of retail price or 50% in-store credit.

2. Pinthouse Pizza will celebrate the five-year anniversary of its location at 4236 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, on Oct. 26. The brewery and pizza joint is open for limited dine-in service, curbside pickup and delivery through Favor at all three of its locations—South Lamar, the original on Burnet Road and Round Rock. 512-436-9605.

3. Storybuilt's newest mixed-use development, Willa, will be ready for move-in by the end of 2020 and will open retail space in early 2021 at 1600 S. First St., Austin. The development includes a mural called "Seeds of Change," by local artist Ruben Esquivel with assistance from Zuzu Perkal and Justin Hughes. The mural was part of the Black Lives Matter Mural Campaign—an effort by Esquivel, Perkal and other local artists.

4. YMCA of Austin, in partnership with Extend-A-Care, will be offering full-day child care at 10 locations to give students a safe environment for virtual learning while their parents go to work. The program is open for students ages 4-12 and will run from 7:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m. from mid-August to early September. Sites include three YMCA locations and five Austin ISD schools, one of which is Galindo Elementary School, 3800 S. Second St., Austin.
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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