Ear piercing studio Studs, more businesses open their doors in South Austin

Photo of the Studs Austin storefront
Studs Studios opened a location in South Austin in April. (Courtesy Studs Austin)

Studs Studios opened a location in South Austin in April. (Courtesy Studs Austin)

1. National sandwich chain Jersey Mike’s Subs opened its newest shop at 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste. D111, Austin, on March 31. The restaurant serves subs and wraps with fresh-sliced cold cuts and vegetable toppings. 512-326-3600. www.jerseymikes.com

2. Simona’s Coffee + Cocktails opened April 8 inside the Colton House Hotel at 2510 S. Congress Ave., Austin. The new coffee bar with a patio serves brews from St. Louis-based Coma Coffee Roasters and offers a selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Sandwiches, salads, pastries and TacoDeli tacos are also on the menu. 512-220-1795. www.coltonhousehotel.com/food-drink


3. Ear-piercing parlor Studs Studio opened April 14 at 1510 S. Congress Ave., Austin. The business offers “safe, clean, curated needle ear piercings,” currently by appointment only. The Austin location represents Studs’ first expansion outside of New York City. www.studs.com

4. Vacancy Brewing opened April 2 at 415 E. St. Elmo Road, Ste. 1D2, Austin, across the street from The Yard, becoming the latest brewery to join the South Austin beer scene. Co-owners Brent Watson and Sara Hamza are offering three year-round beers on tap: a sparkling golden ale, a dry hopped amber and a pilsner. The brewery is open three days a week: Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. noon-9 p.m. and Sun. noon-8 p.m. 512-771-5168. www.vacancybrewing.com
By Olivia Aldridge

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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.