East Austin business updates: Mueller gets a new park, Blue Owl Brewing celebrates 5 years and more

Photo of a park with an octopus statue
Jessie Andrews Park is now open in the Mueller community. (Courtesy Catellus Development)

Jessie Andrews Park is now open in the Mueller community. (Courtesy Catellus Development)

1. Austinite Cannabis Company opened a new shop selling hemp products at 2009 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, in October. 512-394-6642. www.austinite-cannabis-co.business.site

2. Blue Owl Brewing achieved five years of business in November. The sour-beer brewer and tasting room celebrated its anniversary with a week of special small-batch brews and limited in-house activities. 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 300, Austin. 512-593-1262. www.blueowlbrewing.com


3. Jessie Andrews Park, located at 2601 Philomena St. Austin, opened to the public in November. It is the eighth public park in the Mueller mixed-use development. Jessie Andrews Park is approximately one acre and includes an outdoor dining area, a playscape, picnic tables, restrooms and a live performance space. “This is a special place where people who live in Mueller and throughout Austin can gather for fun and relaxation within the residential setting of Mueller and the urban environment of Austin,” said Greg Weaver, executive vice president of Callus, the firm that created the master plan for Mueller. www.muelleraustin.com

4. Kumon Math & Reading Center of Austin will open a Mueller location in January 2021 at 4600 Mueller Blvd., Ste. 1007, Austin. The tutoring business offers reading and math skill-building services for students of all grade levels. Center Director Raquel Macleod said online and in-center classes with health and safety precautions in place will be offered during the coronavirus pandemic. 737-244-0800. www.kumon.com/austin-mueller
By Olivia Aldridge

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Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, The Austin Breakdown, The Houston Breakdown and The DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas.