ROUNDUP: 5 latest business updates from Southwest Austin

A rendering of The Bend
The Bend, a new housing development on South Congress Avenue, will break ground in 2021. (Courtesy Brandon Miller Group)

The Bend, a new housing development on South Congress Avenue, will break ground in 2021. (Courtesy Brandon Miller Group)

Southwest Austin has had a number of business announce openings, relocations and closings in July and August. Here are the latest:

Austin Eastciders opened its second location on July 27 at 1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin. The cidery and restaurant is open for takeout, delivery and dine-in services. Its hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30-11 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday 8:30-10 p.m. The East Austin-based business took over in the former location of Uncle Billy's Brewery and Smokehouse, which moved to Dripping Springs in 2019. 512-893-7000. www.austineastciders.com

The Bend, a housing project with 125 homes at 4802 S. Congress Ave., Austin, is set to break ground between January and March 2021. Four acres on the 5-acre property developed by Texan Properties will be green space, according to the Brandon Miller Group, which is marketing the new development. 512-553-5287. www.texan.properties

DC Law, a Texas-based personal injury law firm, opened a South Austin location in July at 5717 S. I-35 off East Stassney Lane. Founded in 2010 by Dan Christensen, DC Law specializes in areas including transportation accidents, drunk driving, workplace injuries and medical negligence, according to company representative Julie Sondecker. 512-888-9999. www.texasjustice.com

Infinity Wellness Center relocated June 15 to 1201 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin. Previously located at 5000 Davis Lane, Ste. 106, Austin, the wellness center has been in the community for 14 years, promoting functional nutrition practices and offering chiropractic services for conditions including fatigue and gastrointestinal issues, according to founder Tenesha Wards. 512-328-0505. www.austinholisticdr.com


Skull Mechanix Brewing announced July 26 that it has permanently closed. The brewery and music venue had been open at 1005 E. St. Elmo Road, Ste. 2, Austin, since 2018. In an Instagram post announcing the closure, the owners asked customers to stay safe and continue supporting Texas craft breweries. www.skullmechanix.com
By Olivia Aldridge

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