New ramen spot opens on Airport Blvd., plus more North Austin business updates

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Sazan Ramen opened in July on Airport Boulevard. (Courtesy Sazan Ramen)

Sazan Ramen opened in July on Airport Boulevard. (Courtesy Sazan Ramen)

1. Sazan Ramen hosted its grand opening July 7. Located at 6929 Airport Blvd., Ste. 146, Austin, the restaurant serves ramen, dumplings and specialty appetizers, including waffle fries tossed in curry rub. 512-432-5474.

2. Esports gaming center Game Republik will celebrate 15 years in business July 17. Located at 3915 Guadalupe St., Austin, Game Republik features games such as Fortnite and Overwatch on PC, Xbox and Playstation. The shop also services gaming consoles and controllers, including both current and classic models. 512.459.2244.

3. Optical Prime, a mobile eye clinic that provides vision screenings to uninsured patients in Central Texas, launched June 5. The clinic is a project of Half Helen, North Austin vision care nonprofit that provides free services to low-income children with vision impairments. Optical Prime includes two eye exam stations in a tiny house on wheels, sponsored by the Austin Community Foundation, Kendra Scott, the Moody Foundation and other partners. Half Helen’s administrative offices are located at 7801 N. Lamar Blvd., Unit F34, Austin. 737-615-4233.

Editor's note: This post was updated to reflect the correct phone number for Game Republik.
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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