Coming soon to South Austin: The Salty Donut, Pinthouse Pizza, Tiny Grocer and more

The Salty Donut, a Miami-based gourmet donut chain, will open on South Congress Avenue this spring. (Courtesy The Salty Donut)
The Salty Donut, a Miami-based gourmet donut chain, will open on South Congress Avenue this spring. (Courtesy The Salty Donut)

The Salty Donut, a Miami-based gourmet donut chain, will open on South Congress Avenue this spring. (Courtesy The Salty Donut)

See the latest business news from South Austin, including the arrivals of two new breweries and Whole Earth Provision Co.'s 50th anniversary.

1. Hatbox: A Modern Haberdashery moved Sept. 15 from its longtime downtown location to 1205 Kinney Ave., Austin. After 46 years in business, owner Lauri Turner said, challenges related to COVID-19 caused her to close Hatbox’s location at 704 Congress Ave., Austin, and set up shop in the garage of an Airbnb she owns and operates. Hatbox is currently open by appointment only. 512-914-1144.

2. The South Austin location of La Patisserie celebrated 10 years in business Nov. 23. Located at 602 W. Annie St., Austin, La Patisserie serves from-scratch French pastries and Tweed Coffee. “We are so grateful to our South Austin following,” owner Soraiya Nagree told Community Impact Newspaper. 512-912-0033.

3. Pinthouse Pizza began hiring Nov. 30 for its future taproom in Southeast Austin at 2201 E. Ben White Blvd., Austin. The project was originally announced in April 2019, and although an official opening date has not yet been announced, it is expected to open in early 2021. Pinthouse hosted a job fair in December at the new site. The locally owned brewpub also has locations on Burnet Road, on South Lamar Boulevard and in Round Rock.

4. Miami-based doughnut shop The Salty Donut announced Dec. 5 that it will open its first Central Texas location this spring at 2000 S. Congress Ave. Austin. The Florida chain offers gourmet doughnuts in various flavors, including margarita; maple and bacon; hazelnut and chocolate; and gingersnap cookie. It also has a beverage menu of cold-brew coffee, espresso drinks, tea and lemonade. The Salty Donut held a pop-up event at its future location Dec. 11-13 to celebrate the announcement.

5. Tiny Grocer will open in spring 2021 at 1718 S. Congress Ave., Austin, the space formerly occupied by Farm-to-Market Grocery, according to Tiny Grocer's website. Farm-to-Market owner Peg McCoy said she closed in November and sold the property to Tiny Grocer owner Steph Steele on Dec. 1.

6. Whole Earth Provision Co., which has a location at 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, celebrated its 50th anniversary Dec. 14. Jack and Linda Jones opened the first store in 1970 after they were inspired by Steward Brand's Whole Earth Catalog, which featured product reviews, essays and do-it-yourself guides. The store now has six locations across Texas that sell clothing, footwear, outdoor gear, gifts and more. 512-476-1414.

7. New brewpub Vacancy Brewing will open in 2021 at 415 E. St. Elmo Road, Ste. 1-D2, Austin, across the street from The Yard development. Vacancy will open with three year-round brews on tap and is currently seeking a food truck for the property. 512-771-5168.

8. VIP Chiropractic Care relocated within South Austin on Dec. 5 to a new office at 4309 S. First St., Austin. Previously, the chiropractic office was located at 1221 Ben White Blvd., Austin. Dr. Glen Wilkinson received his bachelor's degree at Texas State University and his doctorate from Parker University in Dallas before starting his practice in Austin. 512-809-1113.
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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