Located across the street from the new South Austin H-E-B supermarket and anchored by Gold’s Gym—which opened January 2020 as the retail component was being constructed—South Congress Station will feature three restaurants, a dessert bar, a barbershop and two other businesses. A final suite is also still for lease by Resolute RE.
Austin-founded restaurant chain Schlotzsky’s is scheduled to open its third South Austin location at the retail center Feb. 22 and will offer its traditional menu as well as Cinnabon products. Jet's Pizza, a national chain serving Detroit-style pizza with a South Austin location on Brodie Lane, also signed a lease this fall to open a new restaurant at South Congress Station. Opening dates for Jet's Pizza, as well as for neighboring restaurant Yoshiko Ramen & Sushi Bar, have not yet been announced by the respective businesses.
Although Pie Bar franchise owners and South Austin residents Lisa and Basil Jackson said they had hopes of opening their dessert bar in late 2020, construction delays have pushed back the Austin debut for the Lubbock-based brand until this spring. Lisa Jackson said construction is progressing at the location, and she is planning to open doors in March or April. The dessert bar has a menu that includes pies, mousse bites, cobblers and cheesecakes.
South Congress Station will be home to another Lubbock-based chain’s first Austin location. Sports-themed barbershop Locker Room Haircuts is on track to open April 1, according to South Austin franchise owner Kyle Maxfield. The shop will specialize in men’s and children’s haircuts and beard trimmings.
Exacta Bookkeeping & Tax Services is planning to open this spring for tax season. The financial services business offers tax preparation, electronic filing, audit representation, bookkeeping, notary services and free consultations and tax reviews. The South Austin office will be the business's fourth in Central Texas after its locations in Round Rock and Georgetown and on North Lamar Boulevard in North Austin.
ATI Physical Therapy, a national chain that already has three South Austin locations, will also open this spring. ATI Physical Therapy specializes in personalized manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and cardiovascular and strength training. Currently open locations in the area can be found at 5400 Brodie Lane, Ste. 295, Sunset Valley; 7010 W. Hwy. 71, Ste. 300A, Austin, near Oak Hill; and in Belterra Village at 165 Hargraves Drive, Ste. M400, Austin.