A handful of fitness facilities, restaurants and retail shops are coming to South Austin. This list is not comprehensive.

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The Italian restaurant opened in Oak Hill on March 2. Elpida Sarna owns the restaurant, and her husband, Fabrizio Sarna, is the head chef. Prior to the brick and mortar, the business operated as a food truck in Buda. Amici shares a space with Stoney’s Pizza on Hwy. 290.Club Pilates

The national chain has opened in the Southpark Meadows center. The studio offers reformer Pilates classes for beginners and experts alike with varying levels of intensity.Crunch Fitness

The 24-hour gym chain opened at the end of 2023, replacing 24 Hour Fitness. The gym is 35,000 square feet and offers an array of fitness options from cardio machines and strength training equipment to classes that include spin, boxing and Zumba. The location also has showers, a sauna and babysitting services.FS8

The Australian fitness studio opened in its first United States location, offering a trifecta of workouts. FS8 allows for low-impact workouts with Pilates and yoga moves meant to improve balance and strength. FS8 studios offer showers and a changing area for before or after workouts.LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue

The Austin-based food truck opened as a brick-and-mortar restaurant, offering barbecue and drinks. Behind the restaurant are co-owning couples Evan and Lindsey LeRoy, and Sawyer and Nathan Lewis. The new space has space for beer and wine, packaged barbecue goods, and merchandise. Additionally, the menu will expand to include items such as starters, sides and desserts.Oak Hill Social

The new full-service coffee and cocktail bar, Oak Hill Social opened on Feb. 24. The 2-acre property contains a large outdoor area with seating, TVs, outdoor games and fire pits. There are signs up for customers on how to get to Oak Hill Social’s gravel parking lot amid ongoing road work.Retrofit Old Austin Vintage

The shop opened in February offering eclectic, mid-century modern vintage furniture and decor, including credenzas, lamps, dining tables and chairs. The shop also sells jewelry and art.Warby Parker

Warby Parker is now open at Barton Creek Square. The new location is the fourth in Austin. The glasses retailer sells glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses, and offers eye exams.Coming soon

Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden

Cosmic Hospitality Group is opening a third location of Cosmic Coffee this year at the former site of the Indian Roller site. Construction is underway to build a 2,500-square-foot space, and partners Paul Oveisi, Patrick Dean, Jason Stevens and John Butts are working toward fundraising. The menu at Cosmic Coffee changes seasonally but generally includes coffee, craft cocktails and local beer.Daiso

Japanese dollar store Daiso is slated to open in Sunset Valley this spring, replacing David’s Bridal. The new store will be around 10,000 square feet and will offer home decor, stationery, food, makeup and more. Daiso also plans to expand its footprint within the U.S. with more store openings in 2024.Dutch Bros

A new Dutch Bros is slated to open in South Austin at the end of this summer. The new location will be at the corner of Menchaca Road and Ben White Boulevard in the building that used to house Long John Silver's and an A&W Restaurant.Rumble Boxing

The national chain will open in the Southpark Meadows shopping center this May. The franchise is locally owned by Michelle Stephens, and the studio will offer a hybrid of boxing and strength training classes.In the news

Austin Aqua-Dome

Founded by Gary Coffman, the Austin Aqua-Dome has been a go-to for fish and fish tank purveyors. In February, the business celebrated the completion of its $90,000 exterior renovation, encasing the dome of the building with a new coating. The business offers fresh- and saltwater fish, coral and more.Manchaca Road Animal Hospital

The locally owned veterinary clinic will celebrate 50 years in business this summer. To celebrate, Manchaca Road Animal Hospital is making free T-shirts for its longest-standing clients. Every month this year, the clinic is also donating a percentage of its profits to various South Austin-area charities. Clients can contribute donations at the clinic.Urban Mattress

The Austin-owned and -operated mattress franchise will become Austin Premier Mattress in early April. The company will also begin selling a new line of its own mattresses manufactured in Dallas. Urban Mattress offers Tempur-Pedic mattresses, Vispring mattresses and its own line of mattresses.