Roundup: Asian fusion eatery Joi to open in North Austin and other businesses now open and coming soon

JOI (Courtesy JOI)
Restaurant group Lombardi Family Concepts announced it is opening Joi, an Asian fusion restaurant, in Domain Northside in fall 2020. (Courtesy JOI)

Restaurant group Lombardi Family Concepts announced it is opening Joi, an Asian fusion restaurant, in Domain Northside in fall 2020. (Courtesy JOI)

NOW OPEN


CVS Pharmacy on Aug. 29 opened a store at 2113 Wells Branch Parkway, Austin. The nationwide pharmacy chain fills prescriptions and sells grocery items. 512-501-7819. www.cvs.com

Zaytouna Smoke Shop held its grand opening July 12 for its store at 11800 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 5B, Austin. The shop sells hookah supplies, tobacco products, water pipes and other smoking accessories. 512-491-8700. www.zaytounaloungeaustin.com


Australian retailer Quay opened its newest Texas store at 3200 Palm Way, Ste. 110, Austin, in mid-August. Quay sells custom-designed sunglasses and accessories, such as sunglasses chains and bandanas. 737-237-0198. www.quayaustralia.com

First Texas Pre-Owned Superstore opened in mid-July at 12931 Hwy. 183, Austin. The dealership sells used cars and has a five-step process to purchase vehicles from sellers. 512-735-5227. www.512sellcar.com

COMING SOON


Restaurant group Lombardi Family Concepts in early September announced it is opening its newest concept Joi in Domain Northside at 3120 Palm Way, Ste. 150, Austin, sometime in late October. The Asian fusion restaurant will specialize in sushi, tempura, ramen and artisan cocktails, according to the restaurant group. www.facebook.com/joiatx

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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