Digital Realty bringing HQ to Southwest Parkway; Marco's Pizza coming soon and more South Austin business news

Marco’s Pizza will open a South Austin location at the Cannon West shopping center. (Courtesy Marco's Pizza)
Marco’s Pizza will open a South Austin location at the Cannon West shopping center. (Courtesy Marco's Pizza)

Marco’s Pizza will open a South Austin location at the Cannon West shopping center. (Courtesy Marco's Pizza)

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1. Ohio-based restaurant chain Marco’s Pizza announced Dec. 17 that it will be adding 20 new locations across Texas by the end of 2025, including one in South Austin located at the Cannon West shopping center at 6800 Westgate Blvd., Austin. The restaurant offers specialty pizzas, pizza bowls, salads and sub sandwiches. www.marcos.com


2. Data center provider Digital Realty announced Jan. 14 it will move its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to 5707 Southwest Parkway, Austin. According to Executive Vice President of Operations Erich Sanchack, the new Austin office will have about a dozen employees initially and is expected to grow over time. The company, which has an existing presence in Austin with a data center at 7500 Metro Center Drive, Austin, did not provide a specific date for the headquarters relocation. 877-378-3282. www.digitalrealty.com

3. Local specialty care group Texas Orthopedics, with a location at 3755 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Stes. 130 and 160, Austin, announced Jan. 4 it has merged with five other orthopedic practices from Dallas, Houston and Tyler to form OrthoLoneStar. The new OrthoLoneStar is now the largest independent orthopedic group in Texas, according to a company news release, with more than 150 physicians and 1,000 employees. 512-439-1005. www.txortho.com

4. Austin Pizza Garden, a local pizzeria located at 6266 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, closed Jan. 17 after 27 years in the community. The restaurant served specialty pies, salads, sandwiches and starters. 512-891-9980. www.apgatx.com


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