A new national resale chain will enter the Austin market.
Style Encore will launch its first store at 2929 W. Anderson Lane in early December. The store will concentrate on purchasing used clothing and accessories from area residents until February when the store’s retail operation officially opens.
The Minneapolis-based company specializes in gently used clothing and accessories for women in their late 20s to mid-50s. The store also buys name-brand items sold in stores from the past few years.
The Austin store will be the company’s third store nationwide, with plans to begin building up inventory for a second Austin store beginning in May or June, according to a company spokeswoman. In total, the company intends to open 30 retail operations throughout the nation by the end of 2014. www.style-encore.com
CLOSING—Galaxy Dance Studios, 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 338, has not renewed its lease and will close Dec. 15, the community center and dance studio announced Nov. 15 in its newsletter. However, many of the classes at Galaxy will be taken over by Balance Dance Studios, 4544 S. Lamar Blvd. Galaxy will also offer discounted classes until its closing, which will include a series of youth programs at 3 p.m. Dec. 14. 512-442-5299. www.galaxydances.org
IN THE NEWS—The first annual Hops for HOPE Art & Beer Bazaar will take place 4–10 p.m. Nov. 24 at 901 E. Sixth St. HOPE, or Helping Other People Everywhere, is a campaign intended to educate people about humanitarian issues through creative contributions to the community. The bazaar will pair artists and musicians of various styles with more than a dozen breweries, and all proceeds will go toward other HOPE events and outings. Food trucks will also be on hand. www.hopsforhope.splashthat.com