New crawfish restaurant opens, local church celebrates 25 years and more South Austin business news

LA Crawfish opened its first Austin location this February. (Courtesy LA Crawfish)
LA Crawfish opened its first Austin location this February. (Courtesy LA Crawfish)

LA Crawfish opened its first Austin location this February. (Courtesy LA Crawfish)

Here is the latest business news from the South Austin area.

1. Texas restaurant chain LA Crawfish opened its first Austin location this February at 500 E. Ben White Blvd., Austin. The restaurant’s menu includes seafood po'boys and baskets, oysters, chicken wings, pho, and noodle and rice dishes. 512-520-5848. www.thelacrawfish.com


2. Impact Family Church, located at 2909 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in South Austin this year. The church was founded in January 1996 as World Harvest Outreach Church by pastors John and Alison Larkam. The church is currently remodeling its building to serve more individuals. 512-444-5550. www.impactatx.org

3. Michael A. Lopez has been appointed the new chief nursing officer at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, according to a March 22 news release by the hospital. Lopez joined St. David’s in 2013 and brings 20 total years of experience to the position. He most recently was the chief nursing officer at St. David’s Heart Hospital of Austin, according to the release. St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is an acute care facility located at 901 W. Ben White Blvd., Austin. www.stdavids.com

4. Oregon-based Dutch Bros Coffee will break ground on a new location at 9605 Menchaca Road, Austin, this fall. The drive-thru coffee shop’s menu offers cold brews, Americanos, specialty espresso drinks, teas, smoothies and pastries as well as its Blue Rebel Energy Drink. A spokesperson with the company said the South Austin location could open by the end of next year. www.dutchbros.com
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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