Coming soon to Austin: Pavement opening second vintage store, Chicago-based Mediterranean spot comes to Music Lane and more

Aba, a Mediterranean restaurant based in Chicago, will open in Austin on Oct. 1. (Courtesy Aba)
Aba, a Mediterranean restaurant based in Chicago, will open in Austin on Oct. 1. (Courtesy Aba)

Aba, a Mediterranean restaurant based in Chicago, will open in Austin on Oct. 1. (Courtesy Aba)

Here are the latest updates on businesses that are coming soon to the Austin area.

Pavement, a vintage store selling new and used clothing, will open a new location at 2932 Guadalupe St., Austin, in December in the former Centennial Liquors location just north of the University of Texas campus. Managing partners Avery Robinson and Trent Sellers opened Pavement's first Austin location on South Lamar Boulevard in August. The first store opened in Houston in 2011. www.pavement.store

Aba, a new Mediterranean restaurant, will open Oct. 1 in the Music Lane development, 1011 S. Congress Ave., Bldg. 2, Ste. 180, Austin. This is the first restaurant in Austin for restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, which manages more than 130 restaurants. It will be the second location for Aba and Chef CJ Jacobson; the original opened in Chicago in 2018. 737-273-0199. www.abarestaurants.com

Two Hands, an Australian cafe with four locations in New York City, will open at 1011 S. Congress Ave., Austin, in late September, according to its website. The cafe featuring coffee, brunch, sandwiches and cocktails has existing locations in Nolita, Tribeca, Williamsburg and NoHo—this will be its first restaurant outside of New York. www.twohandsnyc.com

Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy will open a new location in the Lamar Union development, 1100 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, on Dec. 18 in the former location of AT&T. The Austin-based franchise offers a variety of wellness services including cryotherapy—a treatment involving cold temperatures—and IV drip therapy, which helps provide proper hydration. www.restore.com


Word of Mouth Bakery will open a second location in October at 1506 S. First St., Austin. The location was formerly the home of Seventh Flag Coffee, which closed in July due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. In addition to the lunch and baked goods offered at the original, which remains open at 917 W. 12th St., Austin, plans are in place to offer dinner service, brunch, and beer and wine at the new location. 512-617-8411. www.wordofmouthbakery.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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