Home furnishings brand Maaribu opened a showroom on Guadalupe Street this summer. (Courtesy Maaribu)
1. Decor and furnishings store Maaribu held its grand opening July 24 at 3402 Guadalupe St., Austin. The showroom’s furniture is inspired by the styles of Scandinavia; Malibu, California; and Marfa. Maaribu also has a gluten-free bakery truck on the premises with baked goods developed by Maaribu owner Serene Warren. 512-497-0370. www.maaribu.com
2. Kindbody fertility clinic opened its location at 100 Colorado St., Austin, on June 22. The clinic is one of eight Kindbody locations across the country and offers fertility, gynecology and wellness services. 737-787-7806. www.kindbody.com
3. Upscale bar, club and restaurant Wax Myrtle’s will open in November on the fourth floor of the forthcoming Thompson Hotel at 506 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin. The bar features large outdoor and indoor spaces with a pool. The restaurant will serve contemporary American dishes. www.waxmyrtles.com
4. The Khazana closed its downtown location at 900 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, at the end of July after 17 years in business. The company’s other location at 9327 Hwy. 71 is still open. Owners travel through Southeast Asia and work with distributors to find pieces that are eco friendly and unique. 512-320-9905. www.thekhazana.net
Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, the Austin Breakdown, the Houston Breakdown and the DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. You can follow her on Twitter @ojaldridge.
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