Komé Sushi Kitchen celebrates 10 years, and more Austin business milestones

Photo of the Komé storefront
Kome celebrates 10 years in business this month. (Darcy Sprague/Community Impact)

Kome celebrates 10 years in business this month. (Darcy Sprague/Community Impact)

1. Komé Sushi Kitchen celebrates its 10-year anniversary in October. Located at 5301 Airport Blvd., Ste. 1, Austin, and owned by Takehiro and Kayo Asazu, Komé serves family-style Japanese comfort food. 512-712-5700. www.kome-austin.com

2. American bistro Austin Terrier will celebrate its 10th anniversary Nov. 15. The business specializes in gourmet pizza, burgers, sandwiches and salads, and it also serves craft beer, wine and signature cocktails at 3435 Greystone Drive, Austin. 512-369-3751. www.austinterrier.com

3. Bloody Rose Boutique will celebrate its fifth anniversary in November. The boutique launched a mobile business in 2016, selling goth, punk and alternative fashions. It now operates out of a North Austin storefront at 100 W. North Loop Blvd., Ste. I, Austin. www.bloodyroseboutique.com

4. ForkLift Danceworks, based at 2023 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, will celebrate its 20th anniversary Oct. 28. The performance company partners with diverse groups to tell the stories of communities through dance, including sanitation workers, warehouse employees and others. The anniversary celebration will take place at Umlauf Sculpture Garden, and it will feature several performance vignettes and a dance party for all attendees. 512-222-5287. www.forkliftdanceworks.org

5. Mainspring Schools celebrated its 80th anniversary Oct. 15. Located at 1100 W. Live Oak St., Austin, Mainspring Schools was founded in 1941 and was the first early childhood program in the United States built within a federal housing complex, according to the school. At least 75% of students come from a low-income household, are refugees, in the foster care system or have experienced trauma. The school offers education, nutrition, and family and community services. 512-442-2301. www.mainspringschools.org


6. Taste of Ethiopia had its fifth anniversary at its 3801 S. Congress Ave., Austin, location Sept. 27. The restaurant offers traditional Ethiopian cuisine. The restaurant also provides coffee brewed and served according to Ethiopian tradition. 512-814-3141. www.tasteofethiopiaaustin.com

7. Texas Performing Arts is celebrating its 40th season of performances during 2021-22. TPA will feature a range of performances this season, including the Broadway hits “Hamilton” and “Hadestown” at the organization’s flagship theater, Bass Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin. www.texasperformingarts.org

8. Wu Chow will celebrate its five-year anniversary in November. The restaurant serves “farm-fresh, modern Chinese food,” with dishes from eight different styles of Chinese cuisine. Dim Sum is available on Sundays. Wu Chow is located at IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W. Fifth St., Ste. 168, Austin. 512-476-2469. www.wuchowaustin.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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