Vegan chicken sandwiches come to Anderson Lane, plus more North Austin business and community updates

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Vegan fast food chicken joint Project Pollo is opening a new location on Anderson Lane. (Courtesy Project Pollo)

Vegan fast food chicken joint Project Pollo is opening a new location on Anderson Lane. (Courtesy Project Pollo)

1. Balance Wellness Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine will relocate no later than early July to 2207 Hancock Drive, Austin, just down the road from its original location at 2217 Hancock Drive. Services at Balance Wellness include natural treatments for chronic pain, stress, anxiety, sleep issues, allergies and other chronic conditions through the use of acupuncture, dry needling, cupping therapy and other therapies. 512-676-5494.

2. Vegan chicken fast-food chain Project Pollo will open a second Austin location July 22. Project Pollo’s menu includes loaded papas, credo cashew queso and vegan chicken and burgers. Owner Lucas Bradbury has a goal to open 100 restaurants by 2024, encouraging people to make plant-based dining choices along the way. 2438 Anderson Lane, Austin.

3. Reilly Elementary School opened the Reilly Social and Emotional Learning Gardens May 26. The green space was designed to foster meditation and cooperation through sustainable gardening, and was funded with a $130,320 grant to the Austin Ed Fund by the St. David’s Foundation. 405 Denson Drive, Austin.

4. Nonprofit senior living community Westminster is under construction for two expansions that will offer additional independent and assisted living space: The Carlisle and The Windsor. Construction broke ground in 2020 on the new additions, which will also bring new dining options, exercise facilities, wellness services and a spa. The Windsor is set for move-in by spring 2022 and the Carlisle will welcome new residents in 2023. 4100 Jackson Ave., Austin. 512-937-1933.
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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