ROUNDUP: Restaurants and businesses that have closed recently in Northwest Austin

Nelo Breda, owner of Nelo's Cycles and Coffee, works on a repair.
Locally owned Nelo's Cycles and Coffee, which provided bicycle repair services to the community, closed its doors for business. (Community Impact staff)

Locally owned Nelo's Cycles and Coffee, which provided bicycle repair services to the community, closed its doors for business. (Community Impact staff)

More than a handful of businesses have closed recently in Northwest Austin, including national brands and locally-owned businesses. Here is a roundup of stores that have closed their doors for operation.


Grand Lux Cafe closed its Domain location at 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Ste. 128, Austin, on Jan. 6. www.grandluxcafe.com

High-end confectionery retailer Sugarfina closed its Domain Northside store at 11700 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 140, Austin, in early January. www.sugarfina.com

Nelo’s Cycles and Coffee ceased operations at 8108 Mesa Drive, Ste. B105, Austin. The bicycle maintenance and repair shop also served coffee and breakfast items. www.neloscycles.com

Red Pepper Szechuan Restaurant closed its doors at 2700 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 212, Austin, in late 2019. The restaurant served authentic Szechuan cuisine.

Cosmetics company Nyx closed its Domain Northside store at 11621 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 120, Austin, in fall 2019. www.nyxcosmetics.com


Sometime in 2020, AlMar Furs will close at 10435 Burnet Road, Ste 109, Austin. A store employee said a closing date has not been set, but it could be in March. The owners, Al and MaryAnn Freidin, are retiring. The store offers sales and service for furs. 512-346-0375. www.almarfurs.com

National fast-casual restaurant chain Taco Cabana announced Jan. 13 it closed 19 locations across Texas, effective immediately, including the store at 8620 Burnet Road, Austin. In a news release, parent company Fiesta Group stated the closures are targeted to “eliminate all stores with significant losses.” www.tacocabana.com


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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 reporter for Northwest Austin.


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