Sweetgreen, 5 more businesses open in downtown Austin

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Sweetgreen opened its third Austin location in downtown's 2nd Street District. (Courtesy Sweetgreen)

Sweetgreen opened its third Austin location in downtown's 2nd Street District. (Courtesy Sweetgreen)

1. Chain restaurant Sweetgreen opened a restaurant in downtown Austin's 2nd Street District on Aug. 24. Located at 200 W. Second St., Austin, Sweetgreen serves seasonal and locally sourced salads and bowls. This is the third Austin location for the chain. www.sweetgreen.com

2. Fincons Group, international information technology consulting group, held the ribbon-cutting for its new U.S. delivery center at 111 Congress Ave., Austin, on Aug. 10. Fincons employs around 2,000 people and works with clients in the transportation, financial services, media, energy and manufacturing industries, among others. 213-700-2430. www.finconsgroup.com

3. Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District opened Aug. 10 at 301 W. 17th St., Austin, Ste. 500. The 214-room, 17-story hotel includes a rooftop deck, a ground-level bar and restaurant, and dual indoor-outdoor meeting spaces. 512-319-3333. www.hilton.com

4. J. Carver’s Oyster Bar opened July 26 at 509 Rio Grande St., Austin, in the space previously occupied by Holy Roller. In addition to a daily selection of fresh oysters, the restaurant’s menu includes steak and seafood dishes such as sauteed North Pacific Halibut and wood-grilled Maine lobster. 512-782-0650. www.jcarveratx.com

5. Phoebe's Diner opened a new location at 408 W. 11th St., Austin, on June 30. The downtown restaurant joins the original Phoebe's Diner location on W. Oltorf St. and serves "Texas BBQ style" breakfast, brunch and lunch. 512-992-0008. www.phoebesdiner.com


6. 30 Minute Hit, a boxing, kickboxing and self-defense training facility, hosted their grand opening July 17 at 3016 Guadalupe St., Ste. A200, Austin. The studio offers 30-minute high-intensity training sessions broken up into two-minute stations. The workouts are intended to improve core stability, general self-defense and overall fitness levels. Instead of scheduled classes, 30 Minute Hit offers flexible sessions guided by a trainer. 512-599-4067. www.30minutehit.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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