After closing its original Sixth Street location and opening in South Austin this fall, local bake shop, restaurant and beer garden Easy Tiger is expanding to East Austin in early February.
The new location at 1501 E. Seventh St., Austin, was formerly event space 7Co, less than a mile from the now-closed original location at 709 E. Sixth St., Austin.
"We are making good on our promise to return to downtown," CEO Mike Stitt said in a news release. "We are grateful for everyone who has supported Easy Tiger this year and feel an enormous weight on our shoulders to pay it back, starting with our newest location on the East side where we'll be creating another 60 jobs for Austin."
This is the third Austin location for Easy Tiger and the second to open within the course of four months. Easy Tiger South Lamar opened Oct. 16 in the former location of Red’s Porch. It’s North Austin location at The Linc opened in 2018.
As with both other locations, the new Easy Tiger in East Austin will be enforcing social distancing and mask regulations with a large outdoor beer garden. The outdoor space at the new location is 15,000 square feet, according to the news release.
Easy Tiger announced a new director of operations as it opens the new location. Helen Nguyen, who formerly worked at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and Trudy's Restaurants, is now on board with the company. Easy Tiger said it is hiring for all positions at the new location.