New creative agency Resound launches, plus more business news from downtown Austin

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Resound, a talent buying and creative agency, launched June 7. (Photo courtesy Jackie Lee Young)

Resound, a talent buying and creative agency, launched June 7. (Photo courtesy Jackie Lee Young)

1. Downtown lash spa Betty Lash will relocate to 3500 Jefferson St., Austin, in early July. The salon, which offers lash extensions and lifts, waxing, microblading and skincare treatments, is currently located at 515 W. 15th St. Betty Lash has converted two suites into one at the new location, providing an expanded space for the 15-year old business. www.bettylash.com

2. National restaurant chain Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls plans to open a location in Austin in late summer at 200 Congress Ave. The new restaurant will serve lobster rolls, along with East Coast dishes such as New England clam chowder and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. Daniel Beck, president of Mason’s Famous Lobster rolls, said in an email that the chain was currently searching for a second Austin location and anticipates further expansion in Texas. www.masonslobster.com


3. Resound, a talent buying and creative agency, launched June 7. The agency was founded by Graham Williams, the former owner of major independent concert promoter Margin Walker Presents, which closed in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. Resound will focus on booking live music and related marketing and creative projects in Austin and San Antonio. The agency will present shows this summer by artists including Julien Baker, Big Freedia, Bikini Kill and others at major downtown Austin venues including the Paramount Theatre, Empire Control Room & Garage, and ACL Live. www.resoundpresents.com

4. Locally-based infill builder Cumby Group announced June 9 it had broken ground on Westline, a new boutique community in Clarksville. The neighborhood will include 16 luxury townhouse-style homes of 2,000-3,500 square feet, with prices beginning at $1.9 million. Westline will be located at 1406 W. 9th St., Austin, near West Austin Neighborhood Park. www.westlineaustin.com
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.



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