New Sweetgreen location and 4 more businesses coming to downtown Austin, the Drag

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Sweetgreen has opened a new location near The University of Texas. (Courtesy Sweetgreen)

Sweetgreen has opened a new location near The University of Texas. (Courtesy Sweetgreen)



1. Dallas-based IT company Bresatech announced the opening of an office at 501 Congress Ave., Ste. 150, Austin, on Dec. 30. “We have strong ties to the area with multiple clients and several public sector agencies. It’s a bold move that shows commitment to growth in the great state of Texas and beyond,” Bresatech Vice President Matt Bomberger said in a press release. 866-728-2889. www.bresatech.com

2. The second Austin location for clothing store Pavement held its grand opening Jan. 8. Managing partners Avery Robinson and Trent Sellers opened Pavement's first Austin location on South Lamar Boulevard in August. Pavement sells new and gently used on-trend clothing. 2932 Guadalupe St., Austin. 512-551-3132. www.pavement.store

3. Houston-based vintage clothing store Leopard Lounge will open alongside recently opened sister store Pavement in spring 2021, according to a representative for the business. Located on Guadalupe Street, the two businesses will form a “specialty, upcycled shopping destination of more than 13,000 square feet,” according to a press release. www.leopardlounge.store

4. Sweetgreen opened a second Austin location at 2234 Guadalupe St. on Dec. 21. The Drag’s newest 3,100-square-foot salad eatery features a pickup window and “stadium-style” seating. This location joins Sweetgreen’s first Austin venture on Music Lane, which opened in August. 737-255-8800. www.sweetgreen.com


5. Chicago-based primary care clinic VillageMD plans to open a location at 720 W. 34th St., Austin, on Jan. 26. The location will offer same-day and virtual appointments, as well as at-home visits. This is the 38th clinic VillageMD has opened nationwide. 512-381-5599. www.villagemedical.com
By Olivia Aldridge

Multi-Platform Journalist

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.