Four Austin institutions celebrate anniversaries

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Crux Climbing Center celebrates 5 years in the Austin area in May. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)

Crux Climbing Center celebrates 5 years in the Austin area in May. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)

1. Austin Vet Hospital celebrates 50 years of business in 2021. Located near the Mueller neighborhood, the veterinary clinic has offered care to cats and dogs since 1971. 4701 N. I-35, Austin. 512-476-9191. www.austinvethospital.com

2. Crux Climbing Center celebrates five years in Austin in May. The climbing gym opened May 7, 2016, at 121 Pickle Road, Ste. 100, and opened another Central Austin location at 6015 Dillard Circle, Unit B, in 2020. Crux observed the anniversary with its annual climbing competition, Come and Send It, on May 8 at the South Austin location. 512-931-3911 www.cruxclimbingcenter.com


3. Neighborhood park Parque Zaragoza began a year-long celebration of its 90th anniversary in May. The theme for the park’s year of observance is “Defending Democracy,” honoring the victory of the Mexican Army in the Battle of Puebla. Events to come include a possible music festival series this fall and bus trip to Goliad, the birthplace of Parque Zaragoza’s namesake, next March. www.facebook.com/ParqueZaragozaAmigos

4. True Food Kitchen marked five years in Austin at its Seaholm District location on March 21. The location at 222 West Ave., Austin, is one of two restaurants in the city for the healthy restaurant chain based in Phoenix, Arizona. The other is located in the Domain. True Food Kitchen also has locations in Dallas, Plano, Houston and The Woodlands. 512-777-2430. www.truefoodkitchen.com
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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