Easy Tiger to open East Austin location in early February

Easy Tiger is opening a new location in East Austin in early February at 1501 E. Seventh St. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Easy Tiger is opening a new location in East Austin in early February at 1501 E. Seventh St. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Easy Tiger is opening a new location in East Austin in early February at 1501 E. Seventh St. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Editor's Note: This story has been updated Jan. 11 with additional quotes and details.

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.

www.easytigerusa.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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