Texas Ceviche Co. opens, Urban Roots begins farming and more South Austin business news

Urban Roots planted trees and vegetables at its new Southeast Austin farm in March. (Courtesy Urban Roots)
Urban Roots planted trees and vegetables at its new Southeast Austin farm in March. (Courtesy Urban Roots)

Urban Roots planted trees and vegetables at its new Southeast Austin farm in March. (Courtesy Urban Roots)

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The Bungalow will host its outdoor market twice a month starting in March. (Courtesy The Bungalow)
Here is the latest business news from the South Austin area.

1. Urban Roots, a local nonprofit that works to inspire young people through farming and cooking, planted 130 fruit trees and crops on its 6-acre Southeast Austin property in March, with the goal to have its first harvest in spring 2022. According to Executive Director Frances Deviney, Urban Roots is also planning to build an administrative building, staff offices, a community space and a commercial kitchen at the site in the future. The farm is located at 4711 Winnebago Lane, Austin. This is the second farm for Urban Roots, which offers paid opportunities for individuals ages 14-23 to grow produce that is provided to those in need. The nonprofit's first property is located on 3.5 acres in East Austin at 7651 Delwau Lane, Austin. 512-750-8019. www.urbanrootsatx.org


2. Poke Poke owner Jason McVearry has opened Texas Ceviche Co., a new concept that offers ceviche to go. The South Austin restaurant, which shares a storefront with Poke Poke at 9911 Brodie Lane, Ste. 800, Austin, opened Feb. 5. 512-243-6771. www.texasceviche.com

3. Precision Camera & Video opened March 13 at its new location at 9600 S. I-35 Frontage Road, Austin, in the Southpark Meadows shopping center. The store, which offers cameras, video equipment, gear and educational resources, originally opened in Austin in 1976. www.precision-camera.com

4. The Bungalow, a boutique selling home decor, clothing, jewelry and gifts that opened last summer at 9410 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, began offering a twice-monthly outdoor market in March. Held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Bungalow’s Brocante outdoor market features products from local vendors as well as antiques for purchase. Face masks are required at the events. 512-635-7657. www.facebook.com/the-bungalow-192887497428810

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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