El Chile Cafe relocating and more Austin businesses on the move

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El Chile Cafe y Cantina is moving from its current location,1809 Manor Road, to a new home at 1900 Manor Road. (Darcy Sprague/Community Impact Newspaper)

El Chile Cafe y Cantina is moving from its current location,1809 Manor Road, to a new home at 1900 Manor Road. (Darcy Sprague/Community Impact Newspaper)

1. After 18 years, El Chile Cafe y Cantina is moving from its current location,1809 Manor Road, to a new home at 1900 Manor Road. The new location offers a larger patio and an updated interior. The restaurant will move this fall. 512-457-9900. www.elchilecafe.com

2. Downtown Austin Community Court temporarily relocated operations to One Texas Center at 505 Barton Springs Road on Aug. 30. The DACC, which offers case management to people experiencing homelessness, will operate from One Texas Center for around two years while a new long-term location is identified and prepared. An announcement regarding DACC’s next permanent home is expected this fall. 512-974-4879. www.austintexas.gov/department/community-court

3. Floor Centers of Texas moved to 7120 Burnet Road, Austin, on Sept. 1 after nine years in its East Austin location. The owners sold their 5209 Cameron Road building after increased interest from investors and renovated an old mechanic shop to create their new site. 512-989-7737. https://floorcenterstx.com

4. Fortress Shoes relocated its flagship store to a new space at 417 E. 43rd St., Austin, this summer. Previously located on South First Street, Fortress Shoes sells fair-trade leather footwear handmade in Peru. The new Hyde Park showroom will be fully operational by mid-September. 512-856-4622. www.fortress.shoes

5. Custom jewelry and repair shop Regard Jewelry relocated to 6800 Burnet Road, Ste. 4, Austin, on July 1 after closing its 8127 Messa Drive location. The shop’s selection ranges from diamond rings and watches to bluebonnet and Texas star-themed pieces. Regard Jewelry also buys gold and offers in-house jewelry repair. 737-300-2686. www.regardjewelry.com

6. Teacher Retirement System of Texas announced Sept. 17 it will move its agency headquarters away from downtown Austin in a move that will save TRS members’ pension trust fund an estimated $15 million over the next 20 years. TRS will relocate away from its 1000 Red River St., Austin, space to the Mueller business district at 1900 Aldrich St. by 2023. www.trs.texas.gov

7. Nondenominational Christian church The Vine moved services to the Texas Federation of Women’s Club Mansion in July. Now located at 2312 San Gabriel St., Austin, The Vine launched in 2016 out of South Austin's Mercury Hall. www.thevineaustin.org
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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