Greek eatery Simi Estiatorio heads downtown, plus more businesses and developments coming to Central Austin

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Executive Chef Diego Sanchez will helm Simi Estiatorio, a new Greek restaurant in downtown Austin. (Courtesy Simi Estiatorio)

Executive Chef Diego Sanchez will helm Simi Estiatorio, a new Greek restaurant in downtown Austin. (Courtesy Simi Estiatorio)

The following four businesses, developments and parks are planning spring openings in Central Austin.

1. Austin School of Fiber Arts is scheduled to open in April at 916 Springdale Road, Bldg. 1, Ste. 117, Austin, inside Canopy Austin studios. The school will offer workshops in weaving, rug-making, dyeing, basket weaving and other forms of fiber art. 201-315-9110. www.austinschooloffiberarts.org


2. Parkside at Mueller, a 200-unit condominium development, is scheduled to break ground this spring at 1701 Simond Ave., Austin. Developed by Pearlstone Partners, the six-story, 225,000-square-foot project will include coworking spaces, a rooftop deck, a pool and a fitness center. Thirty units will be reserved for low-income households. www.pearlstonepartners.com/projects/parkside-at-mueller

3. Greek restaurant Simi Estiatorio is set to open this spring at 601 Congress Ave., Austin. Executive Chef Diego Sanchez will helm the kitchen, which will serve brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night food. The restaurant will have a wine room and a private dining space. www.facebook.com/simiatx

4. An additional portion of the Southeast Greenway in the Mueller development is starting construction this spring. The 28.5-acre public green space will include a skate park, more than a mile of trails and a large, open field. A previously developed portion of the Southeast Greenway includes a large pond that collects and filters stormwater. The park will be bracketed by Manor Road, an extension of Tom Miller Street, Zach Scott Street and Tilley Street. www.muelleraustin.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.