General Manager TJ Cantwell said several residents came to the celebration at the newest location of the restaurant. In addition to craft beer and cocktails, World of Beer offers high-end tavern fare including wings, baked German pretzels, soups, a seared ahi tuna plate with garlic aioli, a burger with Chimay cheese, he said.
There is talk of opening a second location in Austin, Cantwell said, noting the Tampa-based chain operates nearly 70 locations throughout the U.S. www.wobusa.com.
COMING SOON: A sales office for Meritage Homes South Grove will open March 21 at 11310 Birlandier Court, Austin. The South Grove development under construction will consist of 49 single-family detached home sites on Old San Antonio Road, west of I-35 and south of FM 1626. Austin Division President Charlie Coleman said the company plans to debut the model home for the $4 million project in June and complete homes by August. 877-ASK-MERITAGE. www.meritagehomes.com/austin
NOW OPEN: Independence Brewing Co. opened its new tasting room Feb. 21 at 3913 Todd Lane, Ste. 607. The site features an updated design, expanded hours and new pricing system. The new design includes a larger wrap-around bar and additional seating. Founders Rob and Amy Cartwright launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to get fans and the community involved in the renovation. 512-707-0099. www.independencebrewing.com
COMING SOON: GreenView on Barton Creek is slated to open in October at 3600 S. Lamar Blvd., with a sales office opening in mid-April. The five-story building, now under construction, will feature 78 condominium homes next to the Barton Creek Greenbelt as well as a pool and outdoor summer kitchen for entertaining. Brandon Miller, broker and owner of Brandon Miller Group, LLC, is handling marketing and searching for a tenant for the 2,000-square-foot standalone restaurant that will be part of the property. www.greenviewaustin.com