These 12 businesses are now open or expanding in Northwest Austin in 2019

Fairweather Cider Co. opened on Metric Blvd. Nov. 24, 2017

Fairweather Cider Co. opened on Metric Blvd. Nov. 24, 2017


1. Cordovan Art School & Pottery Parlor opened June 6 at 8108 Mesa Drive, Ste. B-102, Austin. Cordovan Art School, with five other locations in the Austin area, hosts classes, workshops and camps for artists of all skill levels. The Northwest Austin location is hosting camps and classes for children, teenagers and adults this summer. 512-275-4040.

2. Austin Garden Supply opened April 19 at 13401 Pond Springs Road, Austin. The veteran-owned garden center offers a range of gardening needs and supplies, including seeds, plants and organic soil and fertilizers. 512-571-6870.

3. Salon Lofts on June 17 held a grand opening for its second Austin store, located at 9828 Great Hills Trail, Ste. 550, Austin. The Columbus, Ohio-based business leases space to beauty professionals to start their own businesses. The Arboretum location has more than a dozen professionals working out of the space, offering hair styling, nail services, massage therapy and facials.

4. Barber & Style opened May 9 at 9070 Research Blvd., Ste. 205B, Austin. The barber shop offers a range of hair cutting and styling services for men, women and children, including hot towel shaves, designer cuts and more. Barber & Style offers Wi-Fi in a large waiting room for its customers. 512-582-0211.

5. High-end denim retailer and lifestyle brand 7 For All Mankind opened its first Austin store May 31 at 11701 Domain Blvd., Space C9.110, Austin, in Domain Northside. The Los Angeles-based company, with 47 stores nationwide, sells denim, sportswear and a line of accessories for men, women and children. 512-745-6758.

6. PGA Tour Superstore in May opened at 10515 N. MoPac, Austin, in the Shops at Arbor Walk shopping center. The golf outfitter and retailer sells golf clubs, accessories, footwear and apparel for men, women and children. PGA Tour Superstore also offers in-house golf club repair and fittings as well as professional lessons, hitting bays, putting greens and simulators for practice. 888-200-7428.

7. The Candle Bar held its grand opening at 3210 Esperanza Crossing, Ste. 110, Austin, on May 18. The do-it-yourself store provides materials, scents and instructions for customers to hand-pour their own candles using personally selected fragrances. 512-291-7755.

8. Fabletics, a women’s sportswear retailer, opened in Domain Northside at 11624 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 110, Austin, in late April. Fabletics sells casual athletic clothing as well as bags, hats, yoga mats and more. 737-931-1361.


9. Austin Gourmet Popcorn on June 5 began construction on expanding and remodeling its location at 13343 N. US 183, Ste. 250, Austin. The expansion will result in larger retail and productions areas. During construction, which is expected to take a few weeks to complete, Austin Gourmet Popcorn will operate out of Suite 220 in the same shopping center. Austin Gourmet Popcorn makes more than 60 flavors of popcorn. 512-351-9059.

10. Emerald Tavern Games & Cafe in May announced it is expanding into the former Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub & Grill building, located at 9012 Research Blvd., Austin. According to a series of Facebook posts, the new space will allow Emerald Tavern to expand its bar to include 32 taps and will run twice the length of the current location’s serving area. The business’s new location will additionally feature semiprivate gaming booths for role-playing games, tabletop games and more. 512-994-4649.

11. Fairweather Cider Co. is expanding its seating space at its taproom located at 10609 Metric Blvd., Ste. 108A, Austin. The new space will open July 4. Fairweather Cider sells a variety of handcrafted hard ciders, including a seasonal hard iced tea. 512-394-5533.

12. Located at 2013 Wells Branch Parkway, Ste. 305, Austin, 4:13 Fitness is a gym that provides non-contact boxing and fitness classes for individuals with movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease. Beginning June 4, the gym is expanding its services by offering a new class designed for individuals age 55 and older that is focused on improving quality of life and maintaining independence for senior citizens. 512-695-4649.

This list is not comprehensive. For tips on business announcements, email
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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