Last Stand Brewing opens new South Austin taproom, Hopdoddy turns 10 and other Southwest Austin business news

Austin-based Hopdoddy Burger Bar has been open for 10 years. (Courtesy Hopdoddy Burger Bar)
Austin-based Hopdoddy Burger Bar has been open for 10 years. (Courtesy Hopdoddy Burger Bar)

Austin-based Hopdoddy Burger Bar has been open for 10 years. (Courtesy Hopdoddy Burger Bar)

Check out the latest business news from the Southwest Austin area.

1. Dripping Springs-based Last Stand Brewing has opened a new South Austin taproom and kitchen located at 7601 S. Congress Ave., Bldg. 6, Austin, inside The Collective retail plaza. Starting with a soft opening Oct. 16, Last Stand Brewing SoCo is currently open Thursday-Sunday with plans to expand to daily hours in the next two to three weeks, according to the business. The new taproom offers the same beers as Last Stand's Dripping Springs taproom at 12345 Pauls Valley Road, Bldg. I, and features food from Southside Flying Pizza with a menu of appetizers, including cheese curds and jalapeno poppers, and main dishes such as cheeseburger and chicken sliders. Last Stand was first founded in 2015. 512-568-2800.

2. Local business Garages Organized rebranded this summer as Koncept Garage, a company that specializes in garage renovations and organization projects. With a mailing address at 1781 Spyglass Drive, Austin, the company originally opened in 2015 and this year has expanded services to include other home improvement services. Appointments can be made online or by calling 512-400-4266.

3. Manhard Consulting, an Illinois-based civil engineering firm with offices across the country, this fall opened a Central Texas office at 2101 E. St. Elmo Road, Bldg. 1, Ste. 100, Austin. According to a news release by the company, Manhard Vice President Jesse Conrad manages the Austin office, which will work closely with the existing Dallas office. Manhard Consulting is a full-service civil engineering and surveying firm serving public and private clients, according to the release. 737-377-0500.

4. Hopdoddy Burger Bar celebrated 10 years of its first restaurant—located at 1400 S. Congress Ave., Ste. A190, Austin—on Oct. 13. The chain now has five Austin-area locations—including Lil' Doddy Burger Lab at 4625 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 3, in Southwest Austin—and has expanded with over 30 total locations across five states. Hopdoddy serves burgers, fries, shakes and beers on tap.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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