North Central Austin business updates: BB.Q Chicken opens; Crux Climbing Center opening new location soon

Workers put the finishing touches on Crux Climbing Center's new space next to the Brewtorium in the Highland neighborhood of North Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Workers put the finishing touches on Crux Climbing Center's new space next to the Brewtorium in the Highland neighborhood of North Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Workers put the finishing touches on Crux Climbing Center's new space next to the Brewtorium in the Highland neighborhood of North Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

See the latest business updates from North Central Austin.1. Chabad of Austin announced Aug.14 it has purchased a property at 8650 N. MoPac, Austin, which will be the future home of all its activities, including community events and its Hebrew Preparatory School. Construction will take place over the next few weeks as the existing space is demolished and 8,000 square feet of modular classrooms are set up, according to an email to the community from Rabbi Yosef Levertov. Chabad of Austin's current location is 3808 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin. 512-977-0770.

2. BB.Q Chicken is open in the Crescent development, 6929 Airport Blvd., Austin, as of Aug. 19. The South Korean fried chicken chain started in 1995, expanded to the U.S. in 2006 and and now has 60 locations in America. 512-344-9014.

3. Crux Climbing Center will open its new fitness center Aug. 21 at 6015 Dillard Circle, Ste. B, Austin, in the Highland neighborhood. The new 20,627-square-foot climbing gym includes a yoga studio, a fitness area, a kids space and Spokesman Coffee Shop. It will employ 20-30 team members, according to a press release. 512-931-3911.

4. Local nonprofit organization Preservation Austin announced Aug. 17 it will relocate its offices in 2022 to a property at 3805 Red River St., Austin. The nonprofit dedicated to historic preservation purchased the house, built in 1947, last year, and has since worked on rehabilitating the property. The nonprofit was previously located at 500 Chicon St., Austin. Staff is now working remotely. 512-474-5198.
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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