Letterpress Play moves to South Congress, new location for Drinks Lounge and more South Austin business news

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Letterpress Play moved to a new location on South Congress Avenue in February. (Courtesy James Landen/Letterpress Play)

Letterpress Play moved to a new location on South Congress Avenue in February. (Courtesy James Landen/Letterpress Play)

1. As You Are Acupuncture is slated to open two new locations March 1—in South Austin at 4403 Menchaca Road, Austin, and in North Austin at 4107 Medical Parkway, Ste. 100, Austin. The business, which offers acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, will celebrate its first anniversary April 25. During its first year, As You Are operated out of an Adams Avenue spot, which will be replaced by the new locations. 512-270-1664. www.asyouareacupuncture.com

2. South Austin nonprofit The Human Potential Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary March 1. Located at 2007 Bert Ave., Austin, the center offers programs designed to “tap the creativity, the love and the playfulness of the human spirit.” www.humanpotentialcenter.org

3. Letterpress studio and stationery shop Letterpress Play moved operations to a new location at 2002 S. Congress Ave., Austin, on Feb. 2. The business offers zero waste paper toys, cards, posters and more. To promote health and safety, Letterpress Play offers 30-minute shopping appointments on its website. It was previously located at 2300 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 208, Austin. 512-551-3630. www.letterpressplay.com

4. East Austin’s Drinks Lounge plans to open a second location called Little Drinks Lounge in South Austin in March. Located at the Davis SoCo Apartments at 3801 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 116, Austin, the new spot will have “the same neighborhood hangout vibe” as the original East Cesar Chavez Street location, owner Tim Lupa said. It will serve the same cocktail menu as Drinks Lounge, but will have its own food menu. www.drinkslounge.bar

5. South Austin-based food truck Teal House Coffee & Bakery opened its brick-and-mortar location at 2304 S. Congress Ave., Austin, on Jan. 30. The business’s menu includes kolaches, croissants, sticky buns, pies and its signature cinnamon rolls as well as coffee and espresso drinks. 832-577-4336. www.tealhouse.co

6. Word of Mouth Bakery will open a second location Feb. 12 at 1506 S. First St., Austin, at the former location of Seventh Flag Coffee. The new location will begin with the same menu as its original spot at 917 W. 12th St., Austin, but will eventually open with extended hours and a casual dinner menu. www.wordofmouthbakery.com

Editor's note: Additional details were added to the listing for Little Drinks Lounge on Feb. 11.
By Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. A graduate of Presbyterian College in upstate South Carolina, Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio before joining Community Impact in Austin.


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