2 new tenants added to St. Elmo Public Market project in South Austin

Greater Goods Coffee Co. has been added as a future tenant at the St. Elmo Public Market. (Rendering courtesy Andersson / Wise)
Greater Goods Coffee Co. has been added as a future tenant at the St. Elmo Public Market. (Rendering courtesy Andersson / Wise)

Greater Goods Coffee Co. has been added as a future tenant at the St. Elmo Public Market. (Rendering courtesy Andersson / Wise)

Image description
The interior of the St. Elmo Public Market will include retailers, restaurants and entertainment. (Courtesy Jane Kim)
Image description
St. Elmo Public Market is being build inside an old, converted warehouse space. (Courtesy Jane Kim)
Greater Goods Coffee Co. and Fire Dance Pizza have been added as confirmed tenants for St. Elmo Public Market, according to a Jan. 30 news release by the development team.

A local coffee roaster, Greater Goods Coffee Co. opened its first location in 2015 in Dripping Springs and has since opened two additional cafes in the Austin area. The business was founded by Trey Cobb and Khanh Trang.

The St. Elmo Fire Dance Pizza location will be the first brick-and-mortar store for the business, which has Hawaiian roots and is owned by Shannon Wiener and Alex Webster. According to the release, the restaurant uses a “natural fermentation process” to create a sourdough crust.

Construction continues at St. Elmo Public Market—a mixed-use project under development at 4329 S. Congress Ave., Austin—which, once completed, will include a 40,000-square-foot public market, a 100,000-square-foot office building, 385 apartment units and a boutique hotel. The public market aspect will offer retail, dining and entertainment options once opened.

The project was initially scheduled to open in spring 2019, but numerous delays have slowed the project. According to spokesperson Jennifer Sinski, the project currently does not have an estimated opening date.

“St. Elmo Public Market is a massive undertaking, and we understand that the public is eager for this project to progress,” St. Elmo Public Market developer Brandon Bolin said in the news release. Once complete, the market will include approximately 25 merchants in owner-operator capacities. We’ve painstakingly taken the past two years to create a space for like-minded tenants and to create a market for people to gather, shop, and dine,”

Other tenants currently planned for the market include projects by Lick Honest Ice Creams, Salt & Time, bakery Mignette, and Dripping Springs-based businesses Family Business Beer Co. and Texas Hill Country Olive Oil Co.


Interim President Jay Hartzell said in a letter to the UT campus July 7 that a staff member has died from COVID-19. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of Texas custodial services staff member dies from COVID-19

This is the university's first death related to COVID-19, according to a message from interim President Jay Hartzell.

Neil Vickers, ACC executive vice president
Austin Community College approves $416.11 million budget for FY 2020-21, defers salary increases

The budget does not include staff raises, but raises will be re-evaluated in the fall.

Travis County is approaching Stage 5 risk with 69 new hospitalizations July 6. (Community Impact staff)
Travis County reports 7 new coronavirus deaths July 6

Travis County is appoaching Stage 5 risk with 69 new hospitalizations July 6 and 64.6 per day this past week.

A photo of two women walking on a trail
Travis County reopens some parks after holiday weekend, warns more closures could come

Seventeen Travis County parks will reopen following Fourth of July weekend closures.

Austin Community College President and CEO Richard Rhodes
Austin Community College resumes some in-person classes July 6

The district is continuing to offer most classes online, but some classes have resumed in-person activities.

Pharmacist Emily Smith opens a cooler for a patient to place their self-swab coronavirus test at a Walmart drive-thru testing site in McKinney on June 29. (Shelby Tauber/The Texas Tribune)
Poll says Texans' hopes for quick return to pre-coronavirus life are fading

Texans remain focused on the coronavirus pandemic and are less optimistic about returning the state to normal quickly, according to polling by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller recently backed a movement calling for the reopening of winery and distillery tasting rooms and brewery and brewpub taprooms. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas agriculture commissioner joins voices calling for reopening of tasting rooms, taprooms

In a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said demand from distilleries and breweries provides an important revenue stream to the state's farmers.

Volunteers help load food at an event hosted by the Central Texas Food Bank at Del Valle High School in April. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food bank announces four drives in July

Families in need can pick up free produce, milk, protein and shelf-stable items, as available, on four dates.

Travis County added 670 new coronavirus cases July 4-5.
Austin metro COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 446 after holiday weekend

Travis County added 670 new coronavirus cases July 4-5.

The project is one of six that Travis County Commissioners Court on June 30 approved bond funding to support. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Cascades at Onion Creek Apartments to bring affordable housing to South Austin

The development, partially financed by Travis County multifamily housing revenue bonds, will have over 200 income-restricted units.

Overall in Travis County there has been a total of 10,695 cases since mid-March.. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Travis County adds 571 COVID-19 cases; new restriction put in place ahead of holiday weekend

Overall in Travis County there has been a total of 10,695 cases since mid-March.